We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Angola and São Tomé and Principe.

The embassy provides consular assistance through its consular agent to British nationals in Angola, São Tomé and Principe, and processes visa application in Angola for those wishing to visit the UK.

Our services

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Angola and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +244 222 334 582. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Angola, 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.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t 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 British Embassy Luanda

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

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.


We can issue certificates of no impediment, affirmations or affidavits of marital status and, in some circumstances, perform a marriagefor British nationals. For information on getting married in Angola, see getting married abroad.

Register a birth or death

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

Bereavement support

If the death occurred in Angola 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.

Legalisation Service

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine). The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Our people

John Dennis

John Dennis

British Ambassador to Angola

  • Andrew Ford

    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Luanda

Contact us

British Embassy Luanda

Rua 17 de Setembro, Nº 4


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