We manage the implementation of the UK-Somalia strategy.

Our work includes political, security, development, economic and regional issues. We are supported by Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, and Ministry of Defence colleagues, and incorporates people working in both Nairobi and Addis Ababa.

On 25 April the core office within the new British Embassy at Mogadishu International Airport were opened. This office will allow the British Ambassador, Neil Wigan, and his staff to work and communicate with London while the rest of the Embassy compound is completed. The Embassy is scheduled for completion by the end of July.

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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. 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.

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

Neil Wigan

Neil Wigan

British Ambassador to Somalia

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    British Embassy Mogadishu

    British Embassy Mogadishu

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