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The British Embassy in Warsaw develop and maintain relations between the UK and Poland. Their work covers a range of issues including political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to both countries.

The Embassy also provides consular assistance to British nationals in Poland. The visa section processes applications for entry clearance to the UK made within the Central and Eastern European region, including the Ukraine, Kosovo, Moldova and eight EU countries.


Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance
If you are in Poland and you urgently need help (e.g. if you have been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +48 22 311 00 00. If you are in the UK and concerned about a British national in Poland, call 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport or an emergency travel document
The British Embassy cannot help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-passport-office

If you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document. See: www.gov.uk/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.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Please note that the Polish police do not issue police reports when a passport is reported lost.

Please be informed that there is a photo booth available at the consular reception inside the embassy. It produces the required size and format photos for the charge of 30 PLN.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and

  • are a British citizen and

  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact the Embassy to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or

  • not a British citizen or

  • applying for a child under 16 years old

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 Warsaw.

Notarial and documentary services
We may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; make a certified copy of a British passport. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide: www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-poland--2

Legalisation services
Warsaw provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation: www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-poland--2

Ask the UK Government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine): www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised

Local service providers
Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Poland. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK Government.

How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds

  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital

  • help people with mental illness

  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing peopleand kidnapping

  • contact family or friends for you if you want

  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad

For more information on the services we can provide, see 'Support for British nationals abroad: A guide': www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-british-nationals-abroad-a-guide.

General information on living in Poland: www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-poland

Consular fees
The Embassy charges fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in Poland: www.gov.uk/government/publications/poland-consular-fees

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