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

Through our different departments we contribute to the UK government’s understanding of Tunisia’s political and governance system, we develop opportunities for commercial partnerships between UK and Tunisian companies, we provide assistance to British citizens in distress, and we accept passport applications for British citizens in Tunisia.

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

The British Embassy in Tunis is operating with reduced staffing in the office due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain available 24/7 to provide urgent consular support to British nationals in Tunisia. We are open to limited number of consular appointments.

If you have an urgent need to speak to a consular officer, please call +216 71 108 700 or contact us online.

You can also consult our travel advice for the latest guidance.

Urgent assistance

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

If you’re in Tunisia and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.

If you’re in Tunisia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +216 71 108 700.

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


We can issue certificates of no impediment to enable British nationals to marry in Tunisia. For information on getting married in Tunisia and how to apply for documents, see getting married abroad.

Marriage Information Note

We have produced the following information note that you can download free of charge to present to the local authorities.

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including oaths, affirmations and affidavits, and certified copies of British passports and driving licences See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalise a document

This service is for customers who require confirmation that the signature, seal or stamp on a document is genuine. It does not certify the authenticity or a document or give approval of its content.

Consular fees

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

Contact us

British Embassy Tunis, main contact

British Embassy
Rue du Lac Windermere
Les Berges du Lac

+216 71 108 700

Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 4.30pm (local time)
Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm (local time)

Urgent consular support is provided 24/7.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

The embassy would like to remind the public that the Consular Section does not process visa applications.

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

Commercial Enquiries :

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