British High Commissioner to Canada
We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Canada. The British High Commission in Ottawa provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Canada.
We work closely with the Canadian government and partners across the country to develop and maintain a wide range of substantive partnerships of real value to both countries. These partnerships cover business, defence, climate change, science and innovation, education, and culture. We also support the large number of British nationals who visit or live in Canada.
If you’re in Canada and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +1 613 237 1530. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Canada, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:
- over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
- not a British citizen or
- applying for a child under 16 years old
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to book an appointment for an emergency travel document at British High Commission Ottawa.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Canada.
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