The British Embassy Liaison Office in Bujumbura represents the UK government in Burundi.

The British Embassy Liaison Office is a subordinate Post to the British High Commission in Kigali. We deal with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Burundi. The British Embassy Liaison Office in Bujumbura can offer limited consular assistance to British Nationals in Burundi.

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

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Burundi and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +250 252 556 000. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Burundi, 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

We provide limited consular assistance to British Nationals in Burundi. We facilitate the renewal of British passports for British nationals in Burundi.

Notarial and documentary services

For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary.

Consular fees

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

We also provide services in Kigali.

Our people

William  Gelling  OBE

William Gelling OBE

British Ambassador to Burundi

  • Jenny Wilcox

    Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission Kigali

Contact us

British Embassy Liaison Office Bujumbura

Building Old East Bujumbura, 1st Floor
Place de L’Independence

Bujumbura
Bujumbura
Burundi

All inquiries concerning consular services can be forwarded to the High Commission in Kigali.

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