The British Embassy in Senegal maintains and develops relations between the UK and Senegal.
Our work covers a range of issues including trade and investment opportunities for British businesses in Senegal, encourage the Senegalese government in their efforts to improve their business environment and regulatory framework.
We work with the Senegalese government and other international partners to address a range of peace and security issues in the region, including drug trafficking, other forms of organised crime and terrorism. We support action to further enhance democracy and good governance in Senegal.
If you’re travelling in Senegal, see our Senegal 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 Senegal 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 +221 33 823 73 92.
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
We offer notarial services, mainly making or verifying a copy of a document. 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 Senegal.
The British Embassy in Dakar does not deal with visa applications. This service is now provided by our commercial partners, TLScontact. All applications for visas to travel to the UK must be made in advance online through the TLScontact website.
Comprehensive information about UK immigration rules and visa categories and requirements can be found on the UK Visas and Immigration page.
Development work in Senegal
- Development Tracker: Senegal to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector
- Senegal and the UK updates, news and events from the UK government in Senegal
Find out more in the profile for Sahel.