Our network of posts in Turkey, including the British Embassy in Ankara and our Consulate General in Istanbul, develop and maintain relations between the UK and Turkey. We work on a wide range of issues including Turkey’s bid to join the European Union, the economy, energy policy and international security.

We have a dedicated team working on projects to improve Turkey’s prospects of joining the EU. We are improving ties between British and Turkish companies to ensure that we meet the target set by the British prime minister and his Turkish counterpart in 2010 to double bilateral trade by 2015.

We have a large consular network with posts in Antalya, Bodrum, Marmaris, Izmir and Fethiye. These offices deal with a wide range of issues in a country that receives around 2.5 million British visitors a year and where up to 40,000 Britons live for all or part of the year.

Turkey, as a rapidly growing economy, NATO member, EU accession state, and regional heavyweight, is important to the UK. We also run a consular operation to help UK citizens in Turkey, and a regional visa hub for entry to the UK.

Programme Funds

We support 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 our Embassy support these projects. We are project partners 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, however we fund projects to a value of around £1.000.000 - 1,500,000 annually in Turkey.

  • The Bilateral Programme Fund allocates funds for small projects (up to a value of £5.000) which contribute to achieving FCO priorities and Country Business Plan objectives and complement SPF programmes.

  • The Reuniting Europe Programme helps deliver our vision of building an effective and globally competitive EU in a secure neighbourhood

  • 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

  • The Human Rights and Democracy Programme aims to support governments and civil society promote and protect human rights

Our services

Travel adviceInformation, news and updates, listed country by country, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.

Passports and emergency travel documentsHow to renew or replace your British passport if you live outside the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen. Details of how to get a passport extension or emergency child travel document can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details as the foot of this page.

VisasFor information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website - Visa Operations in Turkey

Births, deaths and marriagesInformation on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Legalisation ServiceHow to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Notarial and documentary servicesInformation about official documents, certificates, letters and notes available at British consulates in Turkey.

Living in TurkeyHow to prepare for an earthquake in Turkey and guidance on Turkish healthcare and driving.

List of LawyersA list of English speaking lawyers who may be able to help you with official transactions in Turkey. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.


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