We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Tanzania. The British High Commission in Dar es Salaam provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Tanzania.

You can access UK government services while in Tanzania.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Tanzania and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +255 (0) 22 229 0000 or +44 1908 516666. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Tanzania, 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.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at British High Commission Dar es Salaam.

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 Tanzania.

Our people

Sarah Cooke

Sarah Cooke

British High Commissioner to Tanzania

Contact us

British High Commission Dar es Salaam

Umoja House,
Hamburg Avenue, P.O. Box 9200

Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam

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