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

Out of hours emergency assistance

If you have been arrested, involved in an accident, been a victim of crime, have lost or had your passport stolen or a British national has died in Zimbabwe and you require consular assistance please call +44 1908 51 6666 or +263 4 8585 5200 after 8am and before 4.30pm.

For urgent consular assistance outside our office hours please ring the same number and your call will be connected to our Global Response Centre who can provide the same assistance/advice as the consular team in Harare.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you cant 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 consulate as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate 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 in Harare.

Passport renewal

For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please see the overseas passport information.


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

The British embassy can provide a range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Zimbabwe. 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.

English speaking lawyers

We provide a list of English speaking lawyers in Zimbabwe.

Medical practitioners

We provide a list of medical practitioners in Zimbabwe.


As Zimbabwe is an English speaking country we do not provide a list of translators and interpreters.

Funeral directors

We provide a list of funeral directors in Zimbabwe.

Prisoner pack

An explanation of Zimbabwe’s legal and prison system for 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


For feedback on our services, please email feedback.consular.services@fco.gov.uk or for more detailed information visit our complaints procedure.

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,


To speak to a visa adviser calls cost £1.37 per minute in addition to the standard network charges. Payment is accepted by credit or debit card. You are not charged until you are connected to an adviser.
Cards accepted:
Visa Credit, Visa Debit, MasterCard Credit, MasterCard Debit, Maestro

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