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

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. 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 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,


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