The British Embassy in Eritrea maintains and develops relations between the UK and Eritrea.

We represent the British government in its relations with the Government of the State of Eritrea and support the full range of British interests and values in Eritrea.

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

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Eritrea and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +44 1908 516666. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Eritrea, 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.

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

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

Consular fees

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

Our people

Ian Richards

Ian Richards

British Ambassador to Eritrea

Contact us

British Embassy Asmara

66-68 Mariam Ghimbi Street
Zip Code 174
PO Box 5584


Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday 09.00-12.30 and 14.00-16.30 and Friday 9.00-12.30

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