British Consulate General in Istanbul

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Contact No.   (+90) (212) 334 6400
Fax   (+90) (212) 334 6401
Email   britembcon@fco.gov.uk
Official Website   http://www.gov.uk/government/world/turkey,

Head of Mission: Judith Mary Slater, Consul General

Please Note:
Visits to the British Consulate General in Istanbul are strictly by appointment. For specific services, visitors must visit the designated section at the embassy and book an appointment accordingly on the email addresses mentioned above. For instance, if you want to apply for consular services, you should visit the Consular Section. To book an appointment, you can directly mail the high commission or consular email section or email on britembcon@fco.gov.uk.

Consular Services:
The British Consulate General in Istanbul offers a wide range of consular services, including the processing of visas and passports and document legalization. To apply for a new passport, renew your old passport, want to change the particulars on your current passport, or need to report about a lost or damaged passport, book an appointment with the high commission's passport service.

These consulate services are listed below:

  • Process passport applications
  • Process visa applications
  • Legalization of documents
  • Issuing emergency travel documents
  • Power of attorney
  • Birth Certificate
  • Application forms
  • Authentication of documents

In case you want to apply for an identity card, report about your lost or stolen United Kingdom ID card, or need to edit or change your particulars on the Identity verification card, consult the high commission.

Remember that passport applications take at least six weeks to process. Dual nationals must declare the other nationality before applying for the renewal of their United Kingdom passport. If you want to regain citizenship, wait until the completion of the regaining process. Furthermore, passports are delivered to the applicant via postal services, and there's no need to visit the high commission.

In the wake of the pandemic, visitors are requested to provide a registered, secure, and trackable envelope with their full address and pre-paid postage stamps to receive their sensitive documents via post. The envelope must indicate the applicant's full name and postal code while having enough return postage. Moreover, anyone visiting the British Consulate General in Istanbul must abide by the necessary SOPs, wear a mask, and comply with social distancing rules

Visa Services
The British Consulate General in Istanbul offers visa facilitation services to those not eligible for an electronic visa United Kingdom. You can contact the Mission to obtain information about the type of visas you need to apply for, and apply for your desired single-entry, double-entry, and multiple-entry visa, transit visa, and diplomatic official visa. The Embassy also facilitates East African Visa and Referred Visa.

Remember that single-entry visa can be obtained for tourism and business purposes whereas diplomatic official visa is only for people traveling to United Kingdom on official duty. A multiple-entry visa is issued to British citizens only, and other citizens' applications are diverted to the immigration headquarters for further processing. To obtain an entry permit for a brief stop-over in United Kingdom or an overnight stay, you need to apply for a transit visa. The East African visa is a multiple-entry visa granted to tourists visiting United Kingdom, Rwanda, and Uganda. Referred visas are issued to members of certain countries. The immigration services director approves their visas.

Please note that applications submitted without complete support documents will not be processed. It may take up to three business days for the embassy to process your visa application.

Online Turkey visa:
We are pleased to announce that Turkey government has launched eVisa (Turkey Electronic Visa) for visitors who want to visit for business and tourist purposes. Can apply for Turkish visa online from the comfort of your home and in just a few clicks.

Visa types granted by Turkey are;

  • Turkey Tourist/BusinessPerson
    • Touristic Visit
    • Single Transit
    • Double Transit
    • Business Meeting/Commerce
    • Conference/Seminar/Meeting
    • Festival/Fair/Exhibition
    • Sportive Activity
    • Cultural Artistic Activity
    • Official Visit
    • Visit to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Turkey Official Visa
    • Assigned for duty
    • Courier
  • Turkey Student – Education Visa
    • Internship Visa
    • Internship ERASMUS
    • Internship AISEC
    • Turkish Language Course Purpose
    • Course Purpose
    • Education Purpose
    • Education in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Turkey Working Visa
    • Employment Purpose/Special Employment Purpose
    • Assigned Lecturers/Academics
    • Assigned Sportsperson
    • Assigned Artists
    • Assigned Free Zone Workers
    • Assigned Journalists
    • Montage and Repairman Purposes
  • Turkey Other Visas
    • Archaeological Excavation, Exploration Purpose
    • Documentary Purpose
    • Tour Operator Representative
    • Medical Treatment Purposes
    • Accompaniment Purpose
    • Family Unification Purpose
    • Freight Vısa
    • Seafarer Visa

United Kingdom and Turkey Relations-
The United Kingdom and Turkey enjoy cordial bilateral relations. The high commission's diplomatic mission's mandate is to forge stronger and closer ties between the two countries. Pursuing bilateral and multilateral cooperation in diverse sectors, including culture, defense, tourism, trade and investments, science and technology, security, and other fields while safeguarding mutual benefits, is vital for their relations. The countries are cooperating to resolve global issues like climate change, piracy, terrorism, cybersecurity, etc. The United Kingdom is the most important source market for tourism in Turkey.
Read about Turkish Visa Online.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease the British Consulate General in Istanbul could have adjusted its office hours or services. Please do confirm personally.


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