The British High Commission in Botswana maintains and develops relations between the UK and Botswana.

We deal with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic issues of interest to the UK and Botswana. We provide consular assistance to British nationals in Botswana.

Find out more on our UK and Botswana news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Botswana. You can access UK government services while in Botswana.

In line with guidance issued by the Government of Botswana, the High Commission is closed to the public during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The High Commission will remain available to support British nationals. If you require urgent assistance please call: +267 761 290 42 (8am-12pm); +267 760 299 41(12pm-4pm) Monday to Friday; out of hours: +267 3952841 or email us at Gaborone.Enquiries@fco.gov.uk

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Botswana, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Botswana during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Botswana and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.

If you’re in Botswana and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +267 3952841.

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.

Apply online for 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 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.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

Information about the notarial and documentary services available at the British High Commission in Gabarone.

Consular fees

We charge for some services. See our list of consular fees.

Our people

Ms Sian Price

British High Commissioner to Botswana and UK Representative to the Southern Africa Development Community

  • Emily Summers

    Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission Gaborone

Contact us

British High Commission Gaborone

Plot 1079-1084,
Main Mall
off Queens Road,

Gaborone
Gaborone,
Botswana

In line with guidance issued by the Government of Botswana, the High Commission is closed to the public during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The High Commission will remain available to support British nationals. If you require urgent assistance please call: +267 761 290 42 (8am-12pm); +267 760 299 41(12pm-4pm) Monday to Friday; out of hours: +267 3952841 or email us at Gaborone.Enquiries@fco.gov.uk

For consular enquiries, use the contact form.

For non consular enquiries, email gaborone.enquiries@fco.gov.uk.

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