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

We are responsible for the political relationship between the UK and Uganda, and we provide advice and guidance on political and governance issues.

We provide assistance and documentary services to British nationals in Uganda. The UK Department for International Trade Section provides assistance to both British and Ugandan businesses.

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

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Uganda, 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 Uganda during coronavirus.

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

Our staff are working remotely as our building is closed. If you’re in Uganda and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online. If you’re in Uganda and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call 0312 312000 or +44 1908 516 666. When calling, you may therefore hear a message stating that our offices are closed. However, we are available 24/7. If in need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British National’ to speak to an officer.

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

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. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in Uganda. We offer a limited range of documentary services.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Uganda.

Our people

Peter West

British High Commissioner to Uganda

Contact us

British High Commission Kampala

British High Commission
4 Windsor Loop, P. O. Box 7070
Kampala
Kampala
Uganda

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-kampala
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email: Kampala.Bhcinfo@fco.gov.uk

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