British Ambassador to Somalia
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.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website
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.
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 need an emergency travel document, contact us as soon as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.