The British Embassy in Berlin develops and maintains relations between the UK and Germany. They work closely on a wide range of issues, including the future of the European Union, EU enlargement and completing the single market, climate change, science and innovation co-operation, foreign policy challenges and defence and police co-operation.

UK Trade and Investment operates out of all 3 missions to encourage German investment in the UK and promote bilateral trade. The network of consular officers provides advice and support to British nationals. The Embassy also provide services at the consulates in Düsseldorf and Munich.


Urgent assistance
If you are in Germany and you urgently need help (e.g. if you have been attacked, arrested or lost your passport), call +49 (0) 30 20457 0. If you are in the UK and concerned about a British national in Germany, call 020 7008 1500.

If you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document (ETD) if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible. Call us before making an appointment if you’ve never applied for a British passport before or if you’re applying for a child under the age of 16.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Berlin.

Travel advice
For information and advice on travelling to Germany, see travel advice for Germany.

Marriage and civil partnerships
For information on getting married in Germany, see getting married abroad.

Register a birth or death
Find out how to register a birth or register a death that occurred in Germany. You cannot register a birth or death at the embassy or the consulates.

Bereavement support
If the death occurred in Germany and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you are in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.

Read our guidance on coping with death abroad.

Support if you’ve been arrested
The Embassy will do all they can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained or arrested, and you will be given a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in. The embassy cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.

Notarial and documentary services
British Embassy Berlin can only provide a very limited range of notarial and documentary services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services they provide.


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 abductionsmissing people and 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.

General information on living in Germany

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