We support the full range of British government objectives across five countries: Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, in the sub-region.

We offer consular support to British nationals across five countries, including through a network of resident honorary consuls:

  • Cameroon, with whom the UK has historically had close and friendly ties, and with which it shares a binding colonial past
  • Gabon, with whom the UK has historic diplomatic, commercial and climate change ties, and where the UK opened a dedicated commercial office in 2012
  • Chad, which emerged from conflict in 2009, and is becoming an increasingly close partner on regional security issues
  • Equatorial Guinea, with whom the UK has commercial links
  • Central African Republic, where the UK is working with international partners to help build stronger democracy, peace, stability and poverty eradication.

In Cameroon, we support the country’s goal of becoming an emerging economy by 2035 by supporting sustainable democratic reform, challenging corruption, supporting adherence to international human rights standards and improving commercial co-operation. We work closely together as partners in the Commonwealth.

In Gabon, our dedicated commercial office is increasing trade between our two countries, building on existing business links, as part of Gabon’s commitment to becoming an emerging economy by 2025. We also work together on climate change issues.

In Chad, we work closely with diplomatic partners, the UN – including on the UN Security Council - and other agencies to support Chad’s development following the country’s emergence from conflict in 2009. We also engage with the Chadian Government on wider issues in the Sahel, including development and counter-terrorism, recent events in Mali and on Sudan.

In Equatorial Guinea, we are working to develop closer commercial links to support UK prosperity and pro-poor development. We also work with international partners to support improved governance and respect for human rights.

In Central African Republic, we work closely with international partners, the UN – including on the UN Security Council - and other agencies to support democracy, human rights and peace and stability in this fragile state.

Across the sub-region, we support co-operation on climate change and energy security.

Our Services

Passports and emergency travel documents

For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.

If your passport is not available or has expired and you need to travel urgently, see the information on how to get an Emergency Travel Document.

  • If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details at the foot of this page.


For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply, go to website of the UK Visas and Immigration.

  • For information on how visa complaints are handled, visit the Visa Complain Handling Site. If you wish to write a visa complaint, address it to: complaints@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk. We wish to inform the public that the Priority Visa Service has been suspended.

*For any other visa inquiries please visitVisa Inquiries.

Support to British Nationals Overseas.

For information to British Nationals overseas on UK support services.

Consular Guidance

For information on what to know when planning to live in Cameroon and lists of Doctors in Gabon and also lists of English speaking Lawyers in Gabon.

Consular Fees for Cameroon.

For information on monthly Consular fees for Cameroon.

List of Consular fees for other countries.

For information on Consular Fees in UK diplomatic missions in other countries

Registering a birth or death, getting married

How to register a birth or death overseas and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Travel Advice

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 Cameroon

Advice for British people living in Cameroon, including information on health, education, benefits, residence requirements and more.

Legalisation Service

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.

List of Lawyers in Cameroon

Information on the list of lawayers Cameroon.

List of Lawyers in Gabon

Information on the list of Lawyers in Gabon.

Prisoner Pack

Explanation of the legal and prison system to British Nationals.

Funeral Directors

Information on the list of funeral directors in Cameroon.

Interpreters and Translators

Information on accredited translators and interpreters in Cameroon.

Notarial Service Guidance

Information on how to access notarial services in Cameroon.

How else we can help

In addition to the services above we can also:

  • 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 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 and friends for you if you want

  • Make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters.

What our 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 interfer in criminal or civil court proceedings

  • Help you enter a country, for example, if you donot have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfer 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 n these cases, sucha s English-speaking lawyers

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

  • Pay any bills or give you money

  • Make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accomodation

  • Make business arrangements on your behalf

  • issue a full British passport

Funding for Projects.

For information on how to apply for project funding from the British High Commission in Yaounde.

Our people

H.E Brian Olley

H.E Brian Olley

British High Commissioner to Cameroon

Contact us

British High Commission Yaounde

British High Commission in Yaounde
Avenue Winston Churchill
Centre Region

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