The British High Commission in Solomon Islands is also accredited to Nauru and Vanuatu.

We offer a wide range of services that include providing consular assistance to UK nationals, funding for Projects and scholarships for Masters degrees in the UK.

Our services

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Solomon Islands, Nauru or Vanuatu and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call (+677) 21705. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Solomon Islands, Nauru or Vanuatu, 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.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Contact us as soon as possible if you need an emergency travel document.

Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Sololon Islands,see travel advice for Solomon Islands

Visas

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.

Marriage and civil partnerships

For information on getting married in Solomon Islands, see getting married abroad.

Register a birth or death

Find out how to register a birth or register a death that occurred in Solomon Islands. You can’t register a birth or death at the high commsission.

Bereavement support

If the death occurred in Solomon Islands 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 Solomon Islands. 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.

Legalisation services

British High Commission Honiara does not provide legalisation services. Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

List of English speaking lawyers

Use our list of English speaking lawyers, who may be able to help you with official transactions in Solomon Islands. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British High Commission or the UK government.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • issue emergency passports (emergency travel documents)

  • 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

  • provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors

  • 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

See our list of consular fees.

For general information on living in the Solomon Islands, see living in Solomon Islands

What we 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

Our people

David Ward

David Ward

British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

  • Paul Dryden

    Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Honiara

Contact us

British High Commission Honiara

British High Commission, Honiara
Gallery 3 & 4
First Floor
Heritage Park Hotel Ltd
Mendana Avenue

Honiara
P.O. 676
Solomon Islands

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8.00am to 12.00pm / 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday: 8.00am to 12.00pm / 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Access and opening times

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