British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone
The British High Commission in Sierra Leone maintains and develops relations between the UK and Sierra Leone.
Find out more on our UK and Sierra Leone news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Sierra Leone. You can access UK government services while in Sierra Leone.
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
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
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.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Sierra Leone.
British High Commission Freetown