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Contact a British Council office in your country to obtain information about the United Kingdom. You can also use the links on this page to find information from the British Council website or from the other organisations listed on the left hand side of the page.

You may need the address of the British Council in your country, or directions to get to our office in London. You may be a school teacher in the UK interested in developing links with schools in other parts of the world. Or perhaps you are interested in sitting the IELTS English examination. At our UK-based Information Centre we can give you information you can use or refer you to the right person so that you get what the answer you need.

You can contact us by email, telephone, fax or letter (see full contact details below). We will reply to written enquiries within 3 working days.

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The British Council cannot assist with the supply of passports and visas or assist with immigration to the United Kingdom. These queries can only be dealt with by the British Embassy or British High Commission in your country (for more information on this visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's website).

How to contact us:

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Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
Manchester M1 6BB
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Telephone +44 (0)161 957 7755
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