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The British Embassy Ankara maintains and develops relations between the UK and Turkey. The Embassy provides services to British nationals living and visiting Turkey.

You can access UK Government services while in Turkey at: https://www.gov.uk/world/turkey.

Urgent assistance

If you are in Turkey and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +90 312 455 3344. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in Turkey, 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 at: 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 Embassy 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.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before, but think you may be eligible, contact the Embassy to apply for an emergency travel document. Once you have contacted the Embassy, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Ankara.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

the Embassy may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; make a certified copy of a document, unite documents, prepare a document in English or the local language. See the full list of notarial and documentary services provided at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-turkey.

Consular fees

The Embassy charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in Turkey: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/turkey-consular-fees.

Programme Funds

The British Embassy Ankara supports a variety of projects in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for a better world and better Britain. Various programmes under strategic programme funds and the bilateral budget funds of the Embassy support these projects. The Embassy is a project partner with a broad range of stakeholders, i.e. public institutions, other donors and international organisations, NGOs, universities and companies to implement projects. Available funding varies yearly.

  • British Embassy Programme Fund: allocates funds for projects which contribute to achieving FCO priorities and Country Business Plan objectives in Turkey. This year’s projects focus on the following thematic areas: Fundamental Freedoms and Human Rights, Democratic and Economic Reforms, Conflict Resolution.

  • The Returns and Reintegration Fund: aims to reduce the number of foreign national prisoners and failed asylum seekers living in the UK.

  • The Prosperity Fund Turkey Programme: focuses on promoting sustainable global growth in line with the UK’s development objectives on sustainable development.

  • Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy: aims to tackle the root causes of human rights violations, strengthening institutions and governance, promoting and protecting human rights, and supporting democracy and the rule of law.

  • The Newton-Katip Celebi Fund: aims to create the opportunity to build strong partnerships between UK and Turkish scientists, researchers and institutions.

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