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.

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

Urgent assistance

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.

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

The British Embassy offers some notarial services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

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.

Our people

Dr Alastair McPhail CMG OBE

British Ambassador to Ethiopia

Contact us

British Embassy Addis Ababa

Comoros Street
Addis Ababa

+251 11 6170100

+251 11 617 55 58

For urgent matters please call:
+251 11 617 01 00

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

Press enquiries:

For enquiries that are not about consular or press issues, email:

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Consular Office Addis Ababa

Comoros Street
Addis Ababa
PO Box 858

24/7 General and Consular enquiries
+251 (0)11 617 0100

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

Visa enquiries
00 44 203 481 1736
Monday to Friday, 24 hours. Calls cost £1.37 per minute on top of your standard network charges.

Passport enquiries
+44 (0) 300 222 0000

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Department for International Trade - Ethiopia

Mark Dittmer-Odell, Country Director for Trade and Investment
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

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