British Embassy Abu Dhabi, main contact
British Embassy Abu Dhabi
Khalid bin Al Waleed St (Street 22)
PO Box 248 Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 610 1100
Fax commercial: +971 2 610 1585
Fax corporate services: +971 2 610 1586
Sunday to Thursday: 7:30am to 2:30pm (Local)
Sunday to Thursday: 4:30am to 11:30am (GMT)
For all Visa related enquiries:
Visa International Enquiry Service: www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk
If you need to visit the British Embassy for a consular issue, you may need to make an appointment. Please check our Notarial and documentary service to see which services will require an appointment to be made in advance of your visit.
UK VFS Visa Application Centre
Shining Tower, Level 25
King Khalid Bin Abdel Aziz 26th Street,
Adjacent to Khalidyah Mall,
Abu Dhabi – UAE
The British Embassy in the United Arab Emirates maintains and develops relations between the UK and UAE.
The British Embassy Abu Dhabi work with the United Arab Emirates to improve links between our two countries. They have a shared agenda in many areas of political and practical co-operation, borne of many years of collaboration since before the United Arab Emirates was formed.
Find out more on their UK and United Arab Emirates news page, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/united-arab-emirates/news.
They provide services to British nationals living in and visiting UAE. You can access UK Government services while in the United Arab Emirates, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/united-arab-emirates.
If you are in the United Arab Emirates and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call 02 610 1100 or 04 309 4444. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in the United Arab Emirates, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document if you are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here https://www.gov.uk/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 due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact the British Embassy Abu Dhabi, as soon as possible, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-abu-dhabi#contact-us.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you are not sure, check if you are a British citizen, here: https://www.gov.uk/check-british-citizen.
If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact the British Embassy Abu Dhabi to apply for an emergency travel document, here https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-abu-dhabi#contact-us.
Once you have contacted them, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Abu Dhabi, here: https://www.consular-appointments.service.gov.uk/fco/#!/british-embassy-abu-dhabi/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/slot_picker.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
The British Embassy Abu Dhabi can only provide a very limited range of notarial and documentary services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services they provide, here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-the-united-arab-emirates.
The British Embassy Abu Dhabi charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in the UAE, here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/united-arab-emirates-consular-fees.