We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe.

We deal with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Zimbabwe. We also provide consular assistance to British nationals in Zimbabwe.

Our services

Passports and Emergency Travel Documents

How to renew or replace your British passport and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen. For ‘first time passports’ see attached document checklist.

Passport extensions

Details of how to get a passport extension or emergency child travel document can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details at the foot of this page. You can also check countries that accept the extension stamp.


For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the Visa4UK 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.

Travel advice

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

Help for British nationals

Information on the support and advice we can give to British nationals when things go wrong abroad.

Complaints procedure

We are committed to providing a high-quality service to everyone we deal with and want to help you resolve your complaint as quickly as possible.

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.

Consular fees

A guide to fees charged for consular services in Zimbabwe.

Living in Zimbabwe

A guide for British nationals living in Zimbabwe, including information on health, education, employment and finance.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about official documents, certificates and other notarial services offered by the Consular Section.

English speaking lawyers

We provide a list of English speaking lawyers in Zimbabwe.

Medical Practitioners

We provide a list of medical practitioners in Zimbabwe.


We provide a list of translators and interpreters in Zimbabwe.

Funeral Directors

We provide a list of funeral directors in Zimbabwe.

Prisoner Pack

An explanation of Zimbabwe’s legal and prison system to British nationals.

Adoption overseas

We can issue a letter of no objection for a British national who is not habitually resident in the UK and who is seeking to adopt a child through the Zimbabwe courts. Read more about the Zimbabwe Adoption No Objection Letter.

Police clearance

The embassy cannot issue police clearance certificates. Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service or the Criminal Records Office for more information.

How Else Can We Help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

What Our Consulate Cannot Do For You

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, 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.
  • Help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures .
  • 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.
  • Make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation.
  • Make business arrangements on your behalf.
  • Issue a full British passport.

Our people

HMA Catriona Laing CB

HMA Catriona Laing CB

British Ambassador to Zimbabwe

  • Chris Brown

    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Harare

Contact us

British Embassy Harare

3 Norfolk Road,
Mount Pleasant,


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