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 Department for International Development, Ministry of Defence, Stabilisation Unit and Foreign and Commonwealth 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 how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Somalia during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

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.

Our people

Ben Fender OBE

British Ambassador to Somalia

Contact us

British Embassy Mogadishu

British Embassy Mogadishu

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

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