The British High Commission in Rwanda maintains and develops relations between the UK and Rwanda.
If you’re travelling in Rwanda, see our Rwanda travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in Rwanda and you need advice which is not covered by reading 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 or call +44 (0) 1908 516 666 if the embassy number is not available. .
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.
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. However, it is only just over 20 years since the genocide and poverty remains high. 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.