We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Sierra Leone. The British High Commission in Freetown provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Sierra Leone.

You can access UK government services while in Sierra Leone.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Sierra Leone and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +232 (0) 76780713. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Sierra Leone, 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 Freetown.

Other consular services

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 Sierra Leone.

Our people

Guy Warrington

Guy Warrington

British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone

Contact us

British High Commission Freetown

6 Spur Road Freetown
Freetown
Sierra Leone

General consular enquiries email: freetown.consular.enquiries@fco.gov.uk

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