We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Singapore. The British High Commission in Singapore provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Singapore.

We encourage Singapore to look to the UK as a global partner of choice in trade, investment, science and research, and we help Singapore on low-carbon economic development. Every year, we help about 100 UK companies gain a foothold in Singapore. We also work with Singapore to protect the national security of both countries, including through holding joint military exercises under the Five Power Defence Arrangements.

Services for British nationals

You can access UK government services while in Singapore.

You need to book an appointment to visit the consular section (at least 1 hour in advance).

You can book appointments Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00am excluding public and office holidays.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Singapore and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call (65) 6424 4200. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Singapore, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

If you are travelling within 48 hours, please call (65) 6424 4200 and select Option 2 for consular services.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • 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 make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at British High Commission in Singapore.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary. A list is available on the Singapore Academy of Law website.

Documents originating in the United Kingdom

Documents issued in the UK can be certified or authenticated by the legalisation office in the UK.

The British High Commission in Singapore will not be able to legalise/notarise or otherwise endorse documents issued in the UK, including British passports, marriage certificates, birth certificates, educational certificates, divorce certificates, power of attorney, contracts, etc.

A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in Singapore.

Documents originating in Singapore

Documents originating in Singapore do not have to be legalised by the Consular Division at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs before they can be accepted in the UK.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Singapore.

Our people

Scott Wightman

Scott Wightman

British High Commissioner to Singapore

  • Jonathan Darby

    Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Singapore

Contact us

British High Commission Singapore

100 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247919

Opening hours (except Office & Public Holidays): all Local times

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am to 11:00 am excluding public holidays
Email consular.singapore@fco.gov.uk

Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm excluding public holidays

Access and opening times