British Ambassador to Egypt
We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Egypt
Our work covers a range of issues including trade and investment, education, culture, development, energy and climate security and defence.
Services for British nationals
If you’re in Egypt and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or lost your passport), call + 2 (02) 2791 6000. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Egypt, 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.
Get an emergency travel document
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- 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 British Embassy Cairo.
Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Egypt, see travel advice for Egypt
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 and civil partnerships
We can issue certificates of no impediment, affirmations or affidavits of marital status and, in some circumstances, perform a marriage or civil partnership for British nationals. For information on getting married in Egypt, see getting married abroad.
Register a birth or death
If the death occurred in Egypt 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.
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 Egypt. 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
We may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit, make a certified copy of a document, prepare a document in English or the local language and legalise a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.
Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).
Local service provider lists
We provide lists of:
- List of lawyers
- List of translators and interpreters
- List of funeral directors
- List of medical facilities / practitioners
Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British Consulate 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 people and 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.
General information on living in Egypt
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
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Egypt
British Embassy Cairo, main contact
7 Ahmed Ragheb Street
Telephone: + 2 (02) 2791 6000
Fax trade & investment +2 (02) 2791 6130
Fax political +2 (02) 2791 6131
Fax Press +2 (02) 2791 6132
Fax consular +2 (02) 2791 6133
- Press and Public Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Political & Economic: email@example.com
- Consular: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visa enquiries: https://ukvi-international.faq-help.com
- Trade & Investment: email@example.com
UKTI Office in Cairo
7 Ahmed Rageb Street
Telephone +2 (02) 2791 6000
Fax +2 (02) 2791 6130
Honorary consuls Sharm El Sheikh
Honorary consuls Sharm El Sheikh
Telephone For Consular emergencies, we also have Honorary Consuls in Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada. These can be contacted via the British Embassy in Cairo on the following telephone number: +2 02 2791 6000