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

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

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Rwanda, see our Rwanda travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you’re in Rwanda and you need advice which is not covered in our travel advice then you can contact us online.

If you’re in Rwanda and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +250 252 556 000.

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.

Consular fees

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

Development work in Rwanda

A peaceful and prosperous Rwanda is essential for stability in Africa. The government of Rwanda is committed to poverty reduction and meeting the Global Goals, achieving increased prosperity and opportunity for its citizens, and ensuring stability. They have a strong record of using aid effectively to achieve these objectives and produce impressive results. It is important to continue supporting development and economic growth efforts so Rwanda can succeed in the long term and be self-reliant.

Find out more in the country profile for Rwanda.

Our people

Omar Daair

British High Commissioner to Rwanda

  • Adam Drury

    Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission Kigali

  • Anna Wilson

    Development Director to Rwanda

Contact us

British High Commission Kigali

KG 7 Ave
PO Box 576

+250 252 556 000

+250 252 582 044

Consular assistance (24 hour)
+250 252 556 000

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

For other enquiries, email:

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