We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Portugal. The British Vice Consulate in Portimão provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Portugal.

Public access to the British Consulate is by appointment only.

Due to COVID-19 measures, anyone attending the British Embassy or Consulate must wear a facemask. Details of those who are exempt from using a facemask can be found on the Coronavirus page of our Travel Advice. Wherever possible, the person with an appointment or collecting an Emergency Travel Document should attend the Consulate unaccompanied. Exceptions include minors and vulnerable or disabled customers.

You can access UK government services while in Portugal.

Read the latest information on the rights and status for UK nationals Living in Europe and our practical guidance on Living in Portugal.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Portugal, see our Portugal Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you’re in Portugal and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online

If you’re in Portugal and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +351 213 924 000.

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.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including certifying copies of British passports, issuing vehicle importation certificates or providing informative notes on name changes. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide in Lisbon.

Consular fees

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

Contact us

British Vice Consulate Portimão

Edificio A Fábrica
Avenida Guanaré
8501-915 Portimão

+351 282 490 750

Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:

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