The British Embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo maintains and develops relations between the UK and DRC.

Our primary mission is to consolidate peace and reduce poverty in Democratic Republic of Congo. As well as managing the political relationship, we provide consular assistance to British nationals in both countries and support trade and investment. The UK, through the Department for International Development, is a major donor to Democratic Republic of Congo.

Find out more on our UK and Democratic Republic of the Congo news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting DRC.You can access UK government services while in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Democratic Republic of Congo, see our DRC 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 Democratic Republic of Congo 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 243 81 556 6200.

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, witness a signature, make a certified copy of a document, unite documents, prepare a document in English or the local language. 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 Democratic Republic of Congo.

Development work in the DRC

The DRC matters to the UK. It is one of the poorest countries in the world and will have 15% of the world’s poor by 2030. It has also suffered from decades of conflict. The Congo wars, which ended in 2003, cost 5 million lives and drew in 8 other countries. Violence and insecurity continue to displace over 4.5 million people from their homes – the highest number in Africa.

Find out more in the country profile for Democratic Republic of Congo.

Our people

Ms Emily Maltman

British Ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo

Contact us

British Embassy Kinshasa

83, Avenue Roi Baudouin
Gombe
Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Enquiries
Telephone +243 81 556 6200. If the embassy number is not available please call +44 1908 516 666

Enquiries
Fax +243 81 346 4291

Consular assistance (24 hour)
243 81 556 6200 or call +44 1908 516 666 if the embassy number is not available.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
https://www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-kinshasa
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email: ambassade.britannique@fcdo.gov.uk.

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UK Visa Application Centre

Malabar Group
3, Avenue Mongala
Gombe
Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Visa enquiries
00243 821502796

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