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

Our mission is to support Somalia in becoming a stable, secure and prosperous state.

The UK in Somalia is represented by the Ministry of Defence, Stabilisation Unit and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We also have Somalia-focused teams in Nairobi and Addis Ababa.

The British Embassy Mogadishu does not provide consular services. If you’re in Somalia or Somaliland you can contact the British High Commission Nairobi.

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

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Somalia, see our Somalia travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you’re in Somalia 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), contact the British High Commission Nairobi.

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.

Development work in Somalia

Somalia is on the road to recovery, but it will take determined efforts on the parts of Somalis themselves and the international community. The London Conference on Somalia, hosted by the UK in May 2017, helped set the direction that these efforts should take over the coming years.

Find out more in the country profile for Somalia.

Our people

Kate Foster OBE

British Ambassador to Somalia

Contact us

British Embassy Mogadishu

British Embassy Mogadishu
Mogadishu
Somalia

Consular Assistance (24 hours): call +254 (0) 20 2873000 or +254 (0) 20 2844000.

Outside office hours: +44 (0) 20 70085000

If you’re in Somalia and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can use our Contact form https://www.contact-embassy.service.gov.uk/?country=Somalia&post=British%20Embassy%20Mogadishu

For Passport enquiries, email correspondence should be submitted via the online enquiry form at the following web address: www.gov.uk/passport-advice-line

For Visa Enquiries, contact: https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk

For general enquiries, contact: Somalia.Enquiries@fcdo.gov.uk

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