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The British Embassy Rome develops and maintains the strong relations between the United Kingdom and Italy; partners in many international organisations such as the EU, G7, G20 and NATO. They cooperate on a wide range of issues including the economy, in particular measures that generate wealth in both our countries, commercial regulation in the single market, energy policy and international security. 

The Embassy works to improve the relations between scientists and researchers working on innovative projects in Italy and the UK. They have a team dedicated to sharing our armed forces’ expertise and to developing stronger ties and opening up the military sector to UK commercial contacts.

There are also trade offices in Rome and Milan. The consular network is based in Rome and Milan and is supported by a network of honorary consuls in major Italian cities. They also offer consular assistance to British nationals in San Marino.


Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance
If you are in Italy and you urgently need help (e.g. if you have been attacked, arrested or lost your passport), call +39 06 4220 0001. If you are in the UK and concerned about a British national in Italy, call 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport
The British embassy can not help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can not 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 are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can not get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

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

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Rome

Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Italy see travel advice for Italy

Get a visa
The British embassy can not help with visa enquiries.

If you are not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.

If you are a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.

For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.

Support if you have been arrested
We will do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Italy.

We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings, or get you better treatment in prison than is given to local people.

Support if you are in hospital
We may be able to visit you if you are hospitalised in Italy. We have also produced guidance on hospitalisation in Italy including information on local procedures and a glossary of terms. We can not get you better treatment than is given to local people.

Notarial and documentary services
We offer limited notarial services at the embassy, including administering an oath of British citizenship. We also produce informative notes you can download for free to present to the local authorities if asked for certain certificates. For full details see our notarial and documentary services guide for Italy.

Legalisation services
Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

The British Embassy Rome can legalise certain signatures. For full details see our notarial and documentary services guide for Italy.

Local service providers
Use our lists of local English-speaking suppliers and services if you need help in Italy:

Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK government.


How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.

General information on living in Italy such as pensions, benefits and residence permits.

Source - www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-rome

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