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.
This high commission 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.
Information on how to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK and information on replacing travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.
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 at your nearest consulate using the links 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.
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.
The Legalisation Office does not certify the authenticity of a document or give approval of its content. To access this service, you will need to bring with you:
- The original document to be legalised
- The correct fee – see the list of fees and payment options
- Proof of identity and address
Administer British citizenship oath and ceremony
This service is for people who need to swear an oath in front of a consular officer and book a citizenship ceremony. What you will need to bring with you:
- The oath that you will swear or affirm
- The correct fee – see the list of fees and [payment options]
- Proof of identity and address
Consular fee list
UK law says we have to charge fees for some services we provide. We accept payment by Visa and MasterCard, both credit and debit cards, charged in pounds sterling (GBP), or cash in the local currency on the day of the appointment.
For legal reasons we cannot provide notarial services, administer oaths or take affidavits in Commonwealth countries. You should contact a local notary. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services 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.
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.
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 and Translators/Interpreters
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.
List of Medical Facilities
A list of medical facilities/practitioners who may be able to help you in Mozambique. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British High Commission or the UK government.
List of Funeral Directors
A list of funeral directors who may be able to help you 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, for British nationals needing emergency consular assistance, we can:
- provide information about transferring funds
- help people with mental illness
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child protection and abductions, kidnappings or someone who is missing abroad and how to make a missing persons report
- provide consular assistance to British nationals who are victims of rape or serious sexual assault or any other serious crime
- help in contacting your family or friends when you are not able to do yourself because you are ill, in hospital, have been arrested etc
- provide advice following the death of a British national in Mozambique, where possible we will try to notify the next of kin
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
- offer support and information when a British national is detained or arrested outside the UK
What this consulate 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
British High Commission Maputo
Avenida Vladmir Lenine, 310
P.O. Box 55
Enquiries Telephone +258 21 35 60 00
Enquiries Mobile +258 82 313 8580
Enquiries Fax +258 21 35 60 60
The Consular section is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 12:00. If you need to speak to a consular officer, please call +258 21 35 60 00, option 2.Access and opening times