We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Ethiopia. The British Embassy in Addis Ababa provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Ethiopia, Djibouti and the African Union.

We represent British interests in Ethiopia, Djibouti and the African Union. We also provide support to British Embassy Mogadishu on Somaliland. 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.

You can access UK government services while in Ethiopia.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Ethiopia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +251 (0)11 617 0100. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Ethiopia, call 020 7008 1500.

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. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Addis Ababa.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit, witness a signature, make a certified copy of a document, prepare a document in English or the local language, legalise a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalisation services

British Embassy Addis Ababa provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Ethiopia.

Our people

Susanna Moorehead

Susanna Moorehead

British Ambassador to Ethiopia

Contact us

British Embassy Addis Ababa

Comoros Street
Addis Ababa
858
Ethiopia

For Consular/Passport customers please follow http://ow.ly/RMqkF for details of our services and online appointment booking.

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Consular Office Addis Ababa

Comoros Street
Addis Ababa
PO Box 858
Ethiopia

Please go to http://ow.ly/RMq7X for details of our services and online appointment booking.

British Nationals calling for Consular assistance (not visa or passport queries) during office hours, please use the Embassy landline.

Out of office hours, British nationals with genuine emergencies only (not visa or passport queries), please call the Embassy landline for connection to our out of hours service. If unable to connect, please call +251 91 250 1107.

For visa and passport enquiries. Please see 'Our Services' link above for these enquiries.

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HM Passport Office Addis Ababa

HM Passport Office Addis Ababa
Comoros Street
Around Kebena
Addis Ababa
858
Ethiopia

Information on how to apply for a British passport from overseas:
E-mail correspondence should be submitted via the online enquiry form at the following web address: www.gov.uk/passport-advice-line or by telephone on +44 (0)300 222 0000.

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British Consulate Djibouti

PO Box 169
Rue de Djibouti
Djibouti

Djibouti

Office hours (GMT)
Sunday to Thursday
6:00- 9:00

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Department for International Trade - Ethiopia

Dessalegn Yigzaw, Trade Development Manager
British Embassy, Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Office Hours (Local time):
Monday to Thursday
8:00 - 16:45
Friday
8:00 - 13:00

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