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 our Travel Advice page about coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you’re in Uganda and you need advice which is not covered in our travel advice Travel Advice page 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 51 6666. 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.

Development work in Uganda

Uganda’s influence and relative stability in the region makes it a priority country for UK objectives. Despite reducing national poverty rates over the last decade, Uganda remains very poor and inequality is growing.

Find out more in the country profile for Uganda.

Our people

Kate Airey

British High Commissioner to Uganda

Contact us

British High Commission Kampala

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

+256 (0) 312 312000 or +44 20 7008 5000.

+256) (0) 414 257304

Passport Advice Line
+ 44 300 222 0000

Visa Enquiries or Telephone: + 44 203 481 1736

Public access to the consular section is by appointment only.

24/7 consular support is available by telephone for all routine enquiries and emergencies. Please call +256 (0) 312 312000 or +44 20 7008 5000.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email:

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