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

Our work covers a range of issues including trade and investment, education, culture, development, energy and climate security and defence.

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

Emergency assistance

If you’re travelling in Egypt, see our Egypt travel advice.

If you’re in Egypt 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 + 2 (02) 2791 6000. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British person in Egypt, call 020 7008 5000 (24/7, 365 days a year).

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

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

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 Egypt.

Development work in Egypt

The International Development White Paper set out how the UK is working with partners to:  

  • eliminate extreme poverty 
  • address climate change and biodiversity loss 
  • increase progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 

The UK does this through long-term partnerships tailored to the needs of each country the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office works with, founded on mutual accountability and transparency. The white paper builds on the UK Government’s International Development Strategy and the Integrated Review Refresh (IR23). These documents reiterate that sustainable development is central to UK foreign policy, and set out how the UK will go further and faster to reduce poverty. 

For information on how the International Development White Paper is being implemented in Egypt, view the UK-Egypt development partnership summary

For information on the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme work in Egypt, view the Development Tracker.

Our people

British Ambassador to Egypt
Gareth Bayley OBE

Contact us

British Embassy Cairo

British Embassy
7 Ahmed Ragheb StreetGarden City

0020 2 2791 6000 / +44 20 7008 5000

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email:
* For trade & investment:

For visa enquiries:

* contact UKVI:
* find a UK visa application centre:

Access and opening times

DIT Office in Cairo

DIT Office
7 Ahmed Ragheb Street
Garden City

Access and opening times

Consular Support for British Nationals, 24/7 service

0020 2 2791 6000 / +44 20 7136 6857

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

If you are British and need the embassy’s assistance please dial +2 02 2791 6000 and select ‘Help for British nationals’. A team of consular officers is dedicated for your help 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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