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The British Embassy Cairo maintains and develops relations between the UK and Egypt.

Their work covers a range of issues including trade and investment, education, culture, development, energy and climate security and defence.

Find out more on their UK and Egypt news page, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/egypt/news. They provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Egypt. You can access UK Government services while in Egypt, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/egypt.


Urgent assistance

If you are in Egypt and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call + 2 (02) 2791 6000. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in Egypt, 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: 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 British Embassy Cairo as soon as possible, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-cairo#contact-us.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here: 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-citizen.

If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact the British Embassy Cairo to apply for an emergency travel document, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-cairo#contact-us.

Once you have contacted them, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Cairo, here: https://www.consular-appointments.service.gov.uk/fco/#!/british-embassy-cairo/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/slot_picker.

 

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

The British Embassy Cairo may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit, make a certified copy of a document, prepare a document in English or the local language and legalise a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services they provide, here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-egypt.

Legalisation services

Read their notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation, here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-egypt#services-we-provide-in-egypt.

Consular fees

The British Embassy Cairo charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in Egypt, here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/egypt-consular-fees.

The British Embassy Cairo also provide services in Alexandria, see: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-consulate-general-alexandria.

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