We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Madagascar.

Our work covers a range of issues including political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Madagascar. We also provide consular assistance to British nationals in Madagascar.

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Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Madagascar and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +261 (0) 2022 33053. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Madagascar, call 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport

The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us soon as possible.

Please note that you’ll need to get a police report before an emergency travel document can be issued. You will also need to get an “Attestation de Debarquement” from the airport police as evidence of the visa you were issued upon your arrival in Madagascar.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Antananarivo.

Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Madagascar, see travel advice for Madagascar.

Get a visa

The British embassy can’t help with visa enquiries.

If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.

If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.

For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.

Marriage

For information on getting married in Madagascar, see getting married abroad.

Register a birth or death

Find out how to register a birth or register a death that occurred in Madagascar. You can’t register a birth or death at the embassy or our consulates.

Bereavement support

If the death occurred in Madagascar and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you’re in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.

Read our guidance on coping with death abroad as well as our bereavement pack in Madagascar

Support if you’ve been arrested

We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Madagascar. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.

Notarial and documentary services

British Embassy Antananarivo does not provide notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Madagascar. Where local notaries can provide services, the British Embassy will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can sometimes provide these services more conveniently.

See notarial and documentary services.

Legalisation services

British Embassy Antananarivo does not provide legalisation services.

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

Local service providers

Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Madagascar. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK government.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds
  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
  • help people with mental illness
  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing peopleand kidnapping
  • contact family or friends for you if you want
  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad

For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.

What the embassy cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers.
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you’ll have to pay back)
  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
  • make business arrangements on your behalf

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Madagascar

Our people

Timothy Smart

Timothy Smart

British Ambassador to Madagascar

Contact us

British Embassy Antananarivo

British Embassy Antananarivo
Ninth Floor Tour Zital
Ravoninahitriniarivo Street

Ankorondrano
Antananarivo 101
Madagascar

The British Embassy Antananarivo is happy to welcome you to its newly revamped office at Ninth Floor Tour Zital Ankorondrano since 8 August 2013. You can call the numbers provided on this page to be directed to the service you require. Note that the Honorary Consulate in Antananarivo has ceased giving separate consular services. Please call the Embassy main numbers for any consular query.

In case you are having problems getting through, this may be due to technical issues on our telephone lines. Please email us and we will reply to your query as rapidly as we can.

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