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

For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.

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

How to renew or replace your British passport and information about how to get an emergency travel document (ETD) if your UK passport is lost or stolen.

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

Information about official documents, certificates, letters, and notes available at British consulates in Ethiopia.

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

    British Consulate Djibouti

    PO Box 169
    Rue de Djibouti
    Djibouti

    Djibouti

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

    Consular Office Addis Ababa

    Comoros Street
    Addis Ababa
    858
    Ethiopia

    The Consular Section opening hours:
    Telephone enquiries;
    Monday 8:30 - 11:30
    Tuesday 8:30 - 11:30
    Wednesday 8:30- 11:30
    Thursday 8:30 - 11:30
    Friday – closed
    Visitors for documentary services:
    Monday – Closed
    Tuesday 13:30 - 16:00
    Wednesday 13:30 - 16:00
    Thursday 13:30 - 16:00
    Friday – closed
    Documentary services take at least 24 hours
    For British nationals in distress:
    Monday to Thursday
    08:00 - 16:45
    Friday
    08:00 - 13:00

    Access and opening times

    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

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