British High Commissioner to Mozambique
We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Mozambique.
We deal with a wide range of political, development, commercial, security and economic issues of interest to the UK and Mozambique, benefiting the people of both countries. We provide information, support and advice to those wishing to develop links between Mozambique and the UK. We provide consular assistance to British nationals in Mozambique.
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
Information on 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.
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.
Information on legalisation services including on 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.
Living in Mozambique
Advice for British nationals living in Mozambique, who might need information about services not provided by our consular section, but that you may find useful in certain circumstances.
You will find explanation on the prison system in Mozambique and an overview on how certain legal procedures are undertaken.
List of Lawyers
A list of English speaking lawyers who may be able to help you with official transactions in Mozambique. 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
What our Consular Section 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