We represent British interests in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somaliland and the African Union. We help boost political, cultural, economic and social relations between them and the UK by offering a wide range of services and funding of various projects.

We encourage, support and develop strong partnerships between Britain and Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somaliland, particularly those which contribute to positive change, stability, conflict prevention and reducing poverty. We will in particular seek to bolster pluralism, accountability and rights.

We work towards the same objectives in respect of the pan-African and regional bodies based in Addis Ababa and the Horn – specifically the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the Intergovernmental Authority for Development . We work closely with other members of the international community in pursuing all these objectives.

We provide balanced and comprehensive reports on the countries and institutions for which we are responsible to our Ministers, media, business and other customers in Britain. We provide friendly, efficient public services as part of our wider efforts to project a positive image of today’s Britain. We work closely together to ensure the achievement of Britain’s goals in the region.

Our services

Visas

This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Passports and emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest British Embassy – British Embassy in Addis Ababa as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at the British Embassy in Addis Ababa using the links below. Please call your nearest British Embassy for advice before making an appointment if:

  • You have never applied for a British passport before
  • You are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy in Addis Ababa

Passport extensions

Details of how to get a passport extension can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details at the foot of this page.

Travel Advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling in Ethiopia with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Notarial and documentary services in Ethiopia

Where local notaries can provide services, the British consulate will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.

Click here for a detailed notarial and documentary services guide at the British Embassy in Addis Ababa.

Our people

Ambassador  Greg  Dorey

Ambassador Greg Dorey

British Ambassador to Ethiopia

    Contact us

    British Embassy Addis Ababa

    Comoros Street
    Addis Ababa
    858
    Ethiopia

    Office Hours (Local time):
    Monday to Thursday
    8.00 - 16.45
    Friday
    8:00 - 13:00

    Access and opening times

    Consular Office Addis Ababa

    Comoros Street
    Addis Ababa
    PO Box 858
    Ethiopia

    Consular Office opening hours:
    Telephone enquiries;
    Monday-Friday 08.30-16.30
    Documentary services:
    Monday – Closed
    Tuesday - Thursday
    13:30 - 16:00
    Friday – closed
    Documentary services take at least 24 hours
    For British Nationals in distress
    Monday to Thursday
    08:00 - 12.30 & 13.30 - 16:45
    Friday
    08:00 - 13:00
    UK Nationals calling for Consular assistance (not visas issues) during office hours, please use the Embassy landline. If unavailable, please call +251 91 125 5481 or +251 91 250 3132. Out of office hours, UK nationals with genuine emergencies only (not visa issues), please call the Embassy landline for connection to our Call Centre. If unable to connect, please call +251 91 125 5481 or +251 91 250 1107.

    Access and opening times

    HM Passport Office Addis Ababa

    HM Passport Office Addis Ababa
    Comoros Street
    Around Kebena
    Addis Ababa
    858
    Ethiopia

    For General enquiries on how and where to access the passport application procedures, please check the page on GOV.UK website relevant to applications submitted from overseas (www.gov.uk/overseas-passports). For case specific enquiries on how to follow up on submitted passport applications, contact Her Majesty passport office customer contact centre by Phone +44 (0) 300 222 0000, Fax: +44 (0) 1633 473899 and E mail: overseasNewportCCC@hmpo.gsi.gov.uk.

    Access and opening times

    British Consulate Djibouti

    PO Box 169
    Rue de Djibouti
    Djibouti

    Djibouti

    Office hours (GMT)
    Sunday to Thursday
    6:00- 9:00

    UKTI Ethiopia

    Dessalegn Yigzaw, Trade Development Manager
    British Embassy, Addis Ababa
    Ethiopia

    Office Hours (Local time):
    Monday to Thursday
    8:00 - 16:45
    Friday
    8:00 - 13:00