About British High Commission Dar es Salaam
Hamburg Avenue, P.O. Box 9200
Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam
General Enquiries +255 (0) 22 229 0000
Consular Enquiries +255 (0) 22 229 0000
Monday to Thursday: 4:30 am to 1:30 pm and Friday: 4:30 am to 11:30 am
Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm and Friday: 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
For consular enquiries:
Our staff are working remotely as our building is closed. However, we are available 24/7. Please contact our office on +255 22 229 000. You may hear a message stating that our offices are closed. Please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British National’ to speak to an officer.
Public Holidays 2021
|Friday 01 January||New Year’s Day|
|Friday 02 April||Good Friday|
|Monday 05 April||Easter Monday|
|Monday 26 April||Union Celebration|
|Monday 03 May||Early May Bank Holiday|
|Friday 14 May||Eid El Fitr|
|Monday 31 May||Spring Bank Holiday|
|Wednesday 07 July||International Trade Fair|
|Wednesday 21 July||Eid El Hajj|
|Monday 30 August||Summer Bank Holiday|
|Thursday 14 October||The Mwalimu Nyerere Day|
|Thursday 09 December||Independence Day|
|Monday 27 December||Christmas Day (Substitute Day)|
|Tuesday 28 December||Boxing Day (Substitute Day)|
- Please note for consular enquiries please contact us on +255 22 229 0000. We are available 24/7.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and the British High Commission, Dar es Salaam are keen to ensure that their buildings and services are fully accessible to disabled members of the public.
Wherever possible, we have made our buildings and services accessible. Sometimes however, this is not possible due to security or other restrictions. In these situations we will endeavour to provide a service or access to a building in an alternative way to ensure equality of access for disabled people.
To assist disabled visitors, we have set out below details of disabled access at this High Commission. We hope this information is helpful.
General physical access:
Entrances - Clear and unobstructed
Steps and staircases - none of the stairs have clear step edging or anti slip edging
Ramps - permanent ramp gives access to visa section, no others installed
Lifts - Lifts give access to wheelchair users and access all floors except high level of visa section
Toilets - Two disabled toilets are installed, located on the 3rd floor, and visa sections
Parking - spaces available at owners’ risk, however, no transfer space for wheelchairs is included
Floor coverings - Floor coverings are a mixture of carpet and hardsurfaces, all are true and level
Handrails - Handrails are accessible and widely available
Doors - Corridor doors on hold opens, rest of doors not set up for disabled users
Lighting - Lighting levels are set to Cat 2 office lighting, circulation lighting good
Phones - Not set at heights accessible to wheelchair users, apart from when located on desks
Access for visually - impaired visitors:
- Signs - Signage is of internationally recognised symbols. Braille numbers available in the Lifts Guide dogs - access available
Access for Deaf/hard of hearing visitors:
- Hearing loops - Installed to all new visa and reception counters
If you visit the British High Commission Dar es Salaam see our privacy notice for visitors which explains how we will process your data for security and public health management reasons.