Consular Services for Foreign Residents of Gibraltar

Information on the services and assistance available, including the replacement of lost or stolen passports, for expats resident in or visiting Gibraltar...

As Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, local authorities deal with all consular assistance requests for British citizens.

Consular services for foreign citizens visiting or residing in Gibraltar are dealt with by the appropriate foreign embassy in London.

US/American Citizens

The American Citizen Services (ACS) section of the US Embassy in London offers a variety of services to Americans.

The American Citizens Service consular section provides passport services, registration of births, information on visas, federal benefits, notary services, voting information, and emergency assistance to American citizens in distress.

Passport questions can also be directed to the US Embassy in Madrid.

Australian Citizens

Services provided for Australian citizens by the Australian High Commission in London include:

  • Consular services
  • Issuing passports
  • Providing travel advice
  • Notarial services

Australians in Gibraltar can also contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre:

South African Citizens

The Administration section of the South African High Commission in the UK deals with authentications and legalisation of documents and police clearance.

Services provided by the Consular section include issuing visas and passports, registration of births, and providing copies of birth, death or marriage certificates.

New Zealand Citizens

The New Zealand High Commission in London represents New Zealand citizens living in Gibraltar. Services they provide to New Zealanders include issuing of emergency travel documents, witnessing and certifying New Zealand documents and providing help in an emergency.

Canadian Citizens

The Consular office of the Canadian High Commission in the United Kingdom provides information about Canada and assistance to Canadian citizens visiting or living in Gibraltar. They can help with the following:

  • Emergency situations
  • Transfer of funds
  • Medical assistance
  • Notarial services
  • Information on entry, work and residence requirements
  • Canadian High Commission
    : Macdonald House, 1 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 4AB
    Tel: 020 7258 6600
    Fax: 020 7258 6333

Consular and passport services are provided at the following address:

  • At: Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5BJ
    : 020 7258 6600

Canadian citizens needing assistance in Gibraltar can also make a collect call to the Emergency Watch and response Centre in Ottawa.

  • Tel: 613 996 8885

Irish Citizens

The Embassy of Ireland in the United Kingdom represents Irish people living in Gibraltar.

  • Embassy of Ireland
    At: 17 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HR
    Tel: 020 7235 2171
    Fax: 020 7589 8450

The Passport and Visa office handles applications for Irish passports and visas.

  • Irish Passport and Visa Office
    At: 114a Cromwell Road (Ground Floor), London SW7 4ES
    Tel: 020 7373 4339

Consular Help for EU Nationals

Under EU law, an EU citizen is entitled to consular help from any EU consular representation abroad if their own country is not represented locally. This applies to citizens who are either residing or travelling abroad. Any EU embassy or consulate must provide help to an EU citizen under the same conditions as it would its nationals.