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.
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 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 International Development Strategy (IDS) sets out a new approach to development. It does this through long-term partnerships tailored to the needs of each country the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office works with, built on mutual accountability and transparency. The Integrated Review Refresh (IR23) reiterates that sustainable development is central to UK foreign policy and sets out how the UK will go further and faster to reduce poverty.
For information on how the IDS and IR23 are being implemented in Ethiopia, view the UK-Ethiopia development partnership summary.
For up-to-date information on the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme work in Ethiopia, view the Development Tracker.