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The British Office Taipei maintains and develops relations between the UK and Taiwan.

Find out more on their UK and Taiwan news page, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/taiwan/news. The British Office Taipei provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Taiwan. You can access UK Government services while in Taiwan, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/taiwan.


Urgent assistance

If you are in Taiwan and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +886 2 8758 2088. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in Taiwan, 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 due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact the British Office Taipei as soon as possible, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-office-taipei#contact-us.

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-citizen.

If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-office-taipei#contact-us.

Once you have contacted the British Office Taipei, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Office Taipei, here: https://www.consular-appointments.service.gov.uk/fco/#!/british-office-taipei/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/service_list.

Other consular services

Get a certified copy of a British passport

This service is for customers who need a certified photocopy of a British passport.

Please be aware that the British Office Taipei cannot provide certified copies of British or foreign birth certificates, or foreign identity documents nor of any educational qualifications obtained in the UK.

Enquires can be sent to the British Assistance & Services Section by email (Bass.Taipei@fco.gov.uk)  or you can call +886 2 8758 2088.

You can make an appointment for a certified copy of a British passport, here: https://www.consular-appointments.service.gov.uk/fco/#!/british-office-taipei/making-a-certified-copy-of-a-document/slot_picker.

You will need to bring with you:

  • The original British passport that you need a certified copy of

  • Proof of identity/address

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