Notarial and documentary services guide for Botswana
- Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- 4 April 2013
Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at the British High Commission in Gaborone, Botswana.
The British High Commission in Gaborone issues a range of legal documents for British nationals. No appointment is necessary.
If there is no specific formal requirement for a notarial service or certificate to be provided by the British High Commission, local notaries or lawyers can sometimes provide these services more conveniently, quickly and cheaply than the British High Commission. Check with the relevant authority that our consular certificate or service will be accepted.
The British High Commission cannot confirm this information, only the relevant authority can provide this confirmation. You can get examples of the wording of the consular certificates to present to the relevant authority for advice. Follow the step-by-step guide and request a sample certificate.
Refunds of consular fees are not given for certificates or notarial services that are not accepted by the requesting authority. Fees for consular certificates and documents are paid at the High Commission on the day of the appointment in cash (Botswana Pula) only. See our list of consular fees.
Services we provide in Botswana
The British High Commission in Gaborone issues a range of legal documents for British nationals. You can walk in while our consular section is open and no appointment is necessary . Please see access and opening times.
Services we provide:
- certifying copies of British passports or other documents issued by the UK government
- providing a letter for burial applications
Please also see our additional information on marriage
Please note that these services are available as a walk in during consular hours.
If you still cannot find what you’re looking for, you can contact the consulate.
The telephone number for the British High Commission in Gaborone is 395 2841 (from Botswana) or (+267) 395 2841 (outside Botswana).