The British High Commission Kuala Lumpur maintains and develops relations between the UK and Malaysia.

They represent the British Government in its relations with the Malaysian Government and present British policies to the Malaysian Government and to Malaysians. They report and explain Malaysian policies to the British Government and support British interests as well as co-ordinating the political, economic, environmental and commercial activities of the British Government.

With nearly 16,000 Britons living in Malaysia and over 401,000 visiting every year, the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur supports British nationals if they need assistance.

Find out more on their UK and Malaysia news page, here: They provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Malaysia. You can access UK Government services while in Malaysia, here:

Urgent assistance

If you are in Malaysia and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call 03 2170 2200. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in Malaysia, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document, here:, 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.

Apply online for an emergency travel document at:

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 three weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here:

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:

If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur at: to apply for an emergency travel document.

Once you have contacted them, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur, here:!/british-high-commission-kuala-lumpur/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/slot_picker.


Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

For legal reasons, the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur cannot provide notarial services, administer oaths or take affidavits in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary. A list is available on the Malaysian Bar Council website: A standard letter (PDF, 111KB, 1 page) is available at:
821343/No_Powers_to_Certify_Documents__add_date_and_print_.pdf to confirm that the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur do not offer these services in Malaysia.

They are able to issue letters in very limited circumstances. Please refer to the notarial and documentary services guide for Malaysia at: for further information.

Marriage letters

The British High Commission Kuala Lumpur can issue a marriage letter as required by the National Marriage Registration Department in Malaysia. For information on getting married in Malaysia, see the getting married abroad page at:

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