The British Embassy in Ethiopia maintains and develops relations between the UK and Ethiopia.
We represent British interests in Ethiopia and the African Union. We help boost political, cultural, economic and social relations between them and the UK by offering a wide range of services and funding of various projects.
If you’re travelling in Ethiopia, see our Ethiopia travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in Ethiopia 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 +251 (0)11 617 0100. If you experience technical difficulties, or if you are in the UK, call +44 (0)20 7008 5000.
Get 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
The British Embassy offers some notarial services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Ethiopia.
Development work in Ethiopia
The Ethiopian government has used its own resources and international aid to boost economic development and lift millions out of poverty over the past 2 decades, through significant investment in public services. The UK relies on a stable Ethiopia that is supportive of our foreign policy priorities in the Horn of Africa, particularly in relation to Somalia and South Sudan.
Find out more in the country profile for Ethiopia.
British Embassy Addis Ababa
Consular Office Addis Ababa
PO Box 858
24/7 General and Consular enquiries
+251 (0)11 617 0100
Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
00 44 203 481 1736
Monday to Friday, 24 hours. Calls cost £1.37 per minute on top of your standard network charges.
+44 (0) 300 222 0000
Department for International Trade - Ethiopia
Department for International Trade | British Embassy Addis Ababa | 858 Comoros Street, Addis Ababa
Office Hours (Local time):
Monday to Thursday
8:00 - 16:45
8:00 - 13:00