British Ambassador to Tunisia
We support cooperation between the UK and Tunisia in a wide range of fields. We also provide a range of services to the UK and Tunisian public.
Through our different departments we contribute to the UK government’s understanding of Tunisia’s political and governance system, we develop opportunities for commercial partnerships between UK and Tunisian companies, we provide assistance to British citizens in distress, and we accept passport applications for British citizens in Tunisia and applications for UK entry clearance.
Out-of-hours emergency assistance
British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call 00216 71 108 700 where they will be given details on how to proceed and how to contact the Global Response Centre if needed.
Emergency travel documents
An emergency travel document enables British nationals abroad whose passport is lost/stolen or unavailable because it is being renewed or has been sent for visa application, to make a single or return journey to the UK or another country of residence, via a maximum of five transit countries. Please contact the British Embassy Tunis on 00216 71 108 700.
For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport(s), please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that our embassy cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, certificates, and notes available at British embassy in Tunisia.
Registering a birth or death and marriages
Understanding your legal requirements in Tunisia and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
List of lawyers and interpreters
A list of English speaking lawyers, translators and interpreters who may be able to help you with official translations in Tunisia. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
Tunisia - Prisoner Pack: explanation of the legal and prison system to British nationals.
Travel advice for Tunisia
Travel advice for Tunisia: Information, news and updates to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling in Tunisia.
Living in Tunisia
Guide for British nationals who need information about services that are not provided by our Embassy, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.
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;
do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained;
offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping;
contact family or friends for you if you want;
make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters;
UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in all our consular offices.
What our embassy cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, 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;
help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures;
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 will have to pay back);
make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation;
make business arrangements on your behalf.
British Embassy Tunis, main contact
Rue du Lac Windermere
Les Berges du Lac
Telephone +216 71 108 700
Fax Management +216 71 108 749
Fax Consular +216 71 108 779
Fax Commercial +216 71 108 749
Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 4.30pm (local time)
Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm (local time)
Visa enquiries: www.visainfoservices.com
Consular opening Hours Summer and Winter
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday From 9.00am To 12.00pm (Local time) Wednesday Closed
Consular Enquiries : TunisConsular.Enquiries@fco.gov.uk
Commercial Enquiries : UKTITunis.email@example.com
Press Enquiries : BritishEmbassyTunis@fco.gov.uk
British Honorary Consulate Sousse
British Honorary Consulate
Immeuble Gloulou II
Ave Mohamed Marouf
Telephone +216 71 108 700
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