The British Embassy in United Arab Emirates maintains and develops relations between the UK and UAE.

The British Embassy Dubai has 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:

They provide services to British nationals living in and visiting UAE. You can access UK Government services while in the United Arab Emirates, here:


Urgent assistance

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 04 309 4444 or 02 610 1100. 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:

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 Dubai as soon as possible.

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

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:

If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact the British Embassy Dubai to apply for an emergency travel document, here:

Once you have contacted them, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Dubai, here:!/british-embassy-dubai/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/slot_picker.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

British Embassy Dubai can only provide a very limited range of notarial and documentary services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services they provide, here:

Legalisation services

The British Embassy Dubai does not provide legalisation services. Follow the steps below on getting a document legalised in the United Arab Emirates.

  • First get the document legalised by the Legalisation Office of Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK. Follow the steps on how to get a document legalised (certified as genuine), here:

  • Once the Legalisation Office attests your document(s), you will need to get them stamped by the UAE Embassy in London for the next stage of the process. You can either go in person or send the documents by courier. The latest information, such as the current fees and contact details, can be found on the UAE Embassy’s website, here: If sending by courier, check that the UAE Embassy is aware of this and that they understand you are using a courier to collect the documents.

  • Finally, have the document legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Once the UAE Embassy in London has attested the document, you will then need to get your document stamped by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the final step in the process, here:

Consular fees

The British Embassy Dubai charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees UAE, here:

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