British High Commission Ottawa
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5K7
Telephone: +1 613 237 1530
For consular enquiries, use the contact form.
For non-consular enquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to security considerations, public access is by appointment only.
Telephone: 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
The British High Commission Ottawa maintains and develops relations between the UK and Canada. They work closely with the Canadian Government and partners across the country to develop and maintain a wide range of substantive partnerships of real value to both countries. These partnerships cover business, defence, climate change, science and innovation, education, and culture.
Find out more on their UK and Canada news page here: https://www.gov.uk/world/canada/news.
The British High Commission Ottawa provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Canada. You can access UK Government services while in Canada here: https://www.gov.uk/world/canada.
If you are in Canada and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +1 613 237 1530. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in Canada, 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 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-citizenship.
If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact the British High Commission Ottawa to apply for an emergency travel document here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-ottawa#contact-us.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
See the full list of notarial and documentary services the British High Commission Ottawa provide here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-canada.
The British High Commission Ottawa charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in Canada here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/canada-consular-fees.