About British High Commission Dar es Salaam

Umoja House, 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/+44 20 7008 5000

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:

Public access to the consular section is by appointment only. 24/7 consular support is available by telephone for all routine enquiries and emergencies. Please call +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. Alternatively, use our contact form for online enquiries: www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-dar-es-salaam


Visa Contact information

Public Holidays 2024

Date Holiday
Monday 01 January New Year’s Day
Friday 29 March Good Friday
Monday 01 April Easter Monday
Wednesday 10 or Thursday 11 April Eid El Fitr
Friday 26 April Union Celebration
Monday 06 May Early May bank holiday
Monday 27 May Spring bank holiday
Monday 17 June Eid El Hajj
Monday 26 August Summer bank holiday
Monday 16 September Maulid Day
Monday 14 October Nyerere Day
Monday 9 December Tanzanian Independence Day
Wednesday 25 December Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December BoxingDay
  • 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 hard surfaces, 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