British Ambassador to Morocco
We are responsible for all aspects of bilateral relations between the British and Moroccan governments, and for informing the British government about developments in Morocco. We deal with political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Morocco.
The embassy and its consular sections in Rabat, Tangier and Marrakech look after the interests of British people living in, or visiting, Morocco. The Consulate-General in Casablanca, together with the economic and commercial section of the embassy, provides a wide range of services to British and Moroccan business and investment.
We manage projects in partnership with the Moroccan government and civil society, which aim to support Morocco’s political reform process. The British Council handles cultural and educational affairs.
Services for British nationals
If you’re in Morocco and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +212 (0) 537 633 333. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Morocco, 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.
Get an emergency travel document
If your passport has been stolen you will need to get a police report. You may need to show this to the immigration authorities in order to leave Morocco. You can get a police report from the nearest police station to the place where your passport was lost or stolen. You can’t get a police report in a different city.
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
- not a British citizen or
- applying for a child under 16 years old
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Rabat.
If you need an emergency travel document from the British Honorary Consulate Marrakech call or email to arrange an appointment.
Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Morocco, see travel advice for Morocco.
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 affirmations or affidavits of marital status to enable British nationals to marry in Morocco. For information on getting married in Morocco and to find out how to get documents, see getting married abroad.
Register a birth or death
If the death occurred in Morocco 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.
Support if you’ve been arrested
We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Morocco. 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.
Notarial and documentary services
We may be able to offer notarial services, including making a certified copy of a document such as a passport, witnessing a signature and issuing other official documents. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
The British Embassy Rabat provides legalisation services for documents that did not originate in the UK. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.
Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).
Guidance on property in Morocco
Read our guidance on legal matters, fraud, residence requirements, complaints and more for British nationals considering buying property in Morocco.
Local service providers
Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Morocco. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK government.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing peopleand kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad
For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.
General information on living in Morocco
What the embassy cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid
- 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 (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you’ll have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Morocco
British Embassy Rabat
28 Avenue S.A.R. Sidi Mohammed
Souissi 10105 (BP 45),
Telephone: +212 (0) 537 633 333
Fax: +212 (0) 537 758 709
Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 0800-1615; Friday 0800-1300
Consular public opening hours: Monday to Friday, 0800-1200 – an appointment is required
Ramadan Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 0800-1400; Friday 0800-1300