The British High Commission in Bangladesh maintains and develops relations between the UK and Bangladesh.

Urgent assistance

If you are in Bangladesh and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +88 02 55668700. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in Bangladesh, 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 your passport has been lost you will need a police report and English translation before an ETD can be issued.

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 British High Commission Dhaka here,, 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 them 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 the British High Commission Dhaka, here:!/british-high-commission-dhaka/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/slot_picker


Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

For legal reasons, they are 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.

As Bangladesh is a Commonwealth country the British High Commission is not empowered to offer notarial services. They do not issue Visa Recommendation Letters to British nationals, visit:

Consular fees

They charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in Bangladesh, here:

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