Ambassador Neil Crompton 

Neil Crompton was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in February 2020. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of the Middle East and North Africa Directorate from 2015 to 2019. Crompton joined the FCDO in 1995 as a Senior Research Officer in the Middle East and North Africa Group.

British Embassy to Saudia Arabia

The British Embassy in Saudi Arabia maintains and develops relations between the UK and Saudi Arabia. Our work covers a range of issues including trade and investment, education, culture, development, energy and climate security and defence. \

Visitors to British Embassy Riyadh or British Consulate General Jeddah

From Monday 16 March 2020, as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) the British Embassy in Riyadh is open, but access to visitors or the Consular Section is by appointment only. If you are a British national living in Saudi Arabia, subscribe to receive Travel Advice updates via email and follow the Embassy Facebook page UK in Saudi Arabia.

If you’re in Saudi Arabia and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online. If you’re in Saudi Arabia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +966 (0) 11 4819 100. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British person in Saudi Arabia, call +44 20 7008 5000 (24/7, 365 days a year).


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