About British High Commission Dar es Salaam

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

Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email bhc.dar@fcdo.gov.uk

Opening hours:


Monday to Thursday: 4:30 am to 1:30 pm and Friday: 4:30 am to 11:30 am

Local Time

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.


Visa Contact information

Public Holidays 2021

Date Holiday
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.

Disabled access

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

Privacy notice

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.