The British Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire maintains and develops relations between the UK and Cote d’Ivoire.

Our work covers a range of issues including political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Cote d’Ivoire. We provide emergency consular assistance to British nationals in Cote d’Ivoire.

Find out more on our UK and Cote d’Ivoire news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Cote d’Ivoire. You can access UK government services while in Cote d’Ivoire.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Côte d’Ivoire, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Côte d’Ivoire during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Abidjan and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.

If you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +44 (0)1908 516 666.

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.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

British Embassy Abidjan does not provide notarial and documentary services. However, the embassy can provide a list of public notaries who might be able to offer notarial services.

Our people

Ms Josephine Gauld HMA

British Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire

Contact us

British Embassy Abidjan

Ambassade de Grande-Bretagne, Cocody Quartier Ambassades
Impasse du Belier, Rue A 58, 01 BP 2581 Abidjan 01

01 BP 2581
Cote d’Ivoire

+374 10 264301

For consular enquiries, use the contact form.

For non consular enquiries, email

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

For consular information and emergency assistance call +44 (0)1908 516 666 or +225 2244 2669

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