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

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

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Zambia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +260 211 423 200. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Zambia, call 020 7008 1500.

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 due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

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.

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British High Commission Lusaka.

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 Zambia.

We offer a limited range of documentary services, including preparing a document in English and legalising a document. See the list of documentary services we provide.

Legalisation services

British High Commission Lusaka provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Consular fees

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

Our people

Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE

Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE

British High Commissioner to Zambia

Contact us

British High Commission Lusaka

5210 Independence Avenue, P.O. Box 50050
15101 Ridgeway


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