We manage the implementation of the UK-Somalia strategy.

The British Embassy opened in Mogadishu on 24 April 2014. Our mission is to support Somalia in becoming a stable, secure and prosperous State.

The UK in Somalia is represented by the Ambassador, Harriet Mathews, and colleagues from the Department for International Development, Ministry of Defence, Stabilisation Unit and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. We also have Somalia focused teams in Nairobi and Addis Ababa.

Our services

Visas

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

Passports and emergency travel documents

How to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

List of medical facilities/practitioners in Somalia

The following list of medical facilities/practitioners has been prepared by the British Embassy Mogadishu for the convenience of British Nationals who may require these services and assistance in Somalia. It is provided on the understanding that we (the British Embassy) do not assume or undertake any legal responsibility, to you, or those affected, if you choose to take it into account when instructing a medical facility or practitioner.

List of Translators and Interpreters

The following list of translators and interpreters has been prepared by the British Embassy, Mogadishu for the convenience of British Nationals who may require these services and assistance in Somalia.

List of English speaking lawyers in Somalia

The following list of lawyers has been prepared by the British Embassy Mogadishu for the convenience of British Nationals who may require legal advice and assistance in Somalia.

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.

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.

Our people

Ms Harriet Mathews OBE

Ms Harriet Mathews OBE

British Ambassador to Somalia

Contact us

British Embassy Mogadishu

British Embassy Mogadishu
Mogadishu
Somalia

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