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.

Our services

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate as soon as possible. For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment using the link below. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • You have never applied for a British passport before

  • You are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Tunis

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.

Passport renewal

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.


Visa enquiries: This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page

Notarial and documentary services guide

Information about official documents, certificates, and notes available at the British Embassy Tunis. See our list of local lawyers.

Birth or death registration and marriage abroad

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into marriage 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.

Prisoner pack

Tunisia - Prisoner Pack: explanation of the legal and prison system to British nationals.

Medical facilities in Tunisia

A list of commonly-used medical services’ providers Medical facilities in Tunisia (PDF, 246KB, 10 pages)

Funeral directors in Tunisia

A list of funeral directors in Tunisia that deal with local and overseas burial arrangements Funeral directors in Tunisia (PDF, 164KB, 5 pages)

Consular fees list

see the full list here Consular fees list 2015 (PDF, 227KB, 1 page)

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, for British nationals needing emergency consular assistance, we can:

What consulates 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

  • Get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people

  • Pay any bills or give you money

  • Make travel arrangements for you, find you work, accommodation, or make business arrangements on your behalf

  • Get involved in private disputes over property, employment, commercial or other matters

  • Renew or replace a full British passport

Our people

HMA Hamish Cowell

HMA Hamish Cowell

British Ambassador to Tunisia

Contact us

British Embassy Tunis, main contact

British Embassy
Rue du Lac Windermere
Les Berges du Lac


Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 4.30pm (local time)
Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm (local time)

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

Consular Appointments: https://www.consular-appointments.service.gov.uk/fco/#!/british-embassy-tunis/-/service_list

Commercial Enquiries : UKTITunis.enquiries@fco.gov.uk

Press Enquiries : BritishEmbassyTunis@fco.gov.uk

Access and opening times

British Honorary Consulate Sousse

British Honorary Consulate
Immeuble Gloulou II
Ave Mohamed Marouf

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