British Consulate General in Istanbul

Welcome! The Consulate in the Turkey is located in Istanbul.

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Contact No.   (+90) (212) 334 6400
Fax   (+90) (212) 334 6401
Email   [email protected]
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Head of Mission: Judith Mary Slater, Consul General

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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 [email protected].

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:

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.

Visa types granted by United Kingdom are;

  • United Kingdom Work Visas
  • United Kingdom Business Visas
  • United Kingdom Study Visas
  • United Kingdom Visitor Visas
  • United Kingdom Family Visas
  • United Kingdom Settlement Visas
  • United Kingdom Transit Visas

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.
You can read about Turkish 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.

The government of Turkey promoting tourism and trying to make travel hassle so electronic visa witch are completely online process for form fill to payment and Documents upload.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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