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The British High Commission New Delhi maintains and develops relations between the UK and India.

Find out more on their UK and India news page, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/india/news.

The British High Commission New Delhi provide services to British nationals living in and visiting India. You can access UK Government services while in India at: https://www.gov.uk/world/india.


Urgent assistance

If you are in India and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +91 (11) 2419 2100 or send an enquiry using the British High Commission New Delhi’s web form: https://www.contact-embassy.service.gov.uk/?country=India&post=British%20High%20Commission%20New%20Delhi.

If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in India, 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.

Apply online for an emergency travel document, 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 travelling in more than three weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, at: 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-citizenship.

If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact the British High Commission New Delhi to apply for an emergency travel document: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-new-delhi#contact-us.

 

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

For legal reasons, the British High Commission New Delhi 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. A standard letter is available to confirm they do not offer these services in India. See the full list of documentary services they provide in India, here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-india.


Documentary services

See the full list of documentary services the British High Commission New Delhi provides in India, here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-india.


Consular fees

The British High Commission New Delhi charge fees for some of their services. If you are paying in Indian Rupees they can only accept notes that are legal tender, not 500 and 1,000 Rupee notes that have been withdrawn from circulation. See the full list of consular fees in India, at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-india.

The British High Commission New Delhi also provide services in:

  • Ahmedabad

  • Chandigarh

  • Chennai

  • Bengaluru

  • Goa

  • Hyderabad

  • Kolkata

  • Mumbai

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