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.

Urgent assistance

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

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 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 the British High Commission in Gaborone.

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

Katharine Ransome

Katharine Ransome

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,


The British High Commission will be closed on Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018 for the Easter Holiday and Tuesday 3rd April 2018 for the Botswana Public Holiday (Presidential Inauguration).

Access and opening times