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.
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.
If you’re travelling in Tunisia, see our Tunisia 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 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
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.
Download Marriage Information Note
We have produced the following information note that you can download free of charge to present to the local authorities. NOTE-Recognition or Validity of Marriage
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.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Tunisia.
British Embassy Tunis, main contact
Rue du Lac Windermere
Les Berges du Lac
Telephone +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.
Covid measures applied when attending at Embassy premises:
Temperature will be checked (the Embassy retains the right to not allow entry of anyone who may have a high temperature)
Tunisia entry stamp on passport will be checked
Entry to Embassy premises will not allowed without a mask
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 BritishEmbassyTunis@fcdo.gov.uk
Commercial Enquiries : DIT.Africa@fcdo.gov.uk