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.
If you’re travelling in Uganda, see our Travel Advice page about coronavirus (COVID-19).
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 20 7008 5000. 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
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.
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.
British High Commission Kampala
British High Commission
4 Windsor Loop, P. O. Box 7070
Enquiries Telephone +256 (0) 312 312000
Enquiries Fax +256) (0) 414 257304