The British High Commission in Maseru maintains and develops relations between the UK and Lesotho.
UK nationals needing consular assistance in Lesotho should contact British High Commission in Pretoria. There is no consular office at the British High Commission in Maseru.
If you’re travelling in Lesotho, see our Lesotho 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 Lesotho and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +27 12 421 7500. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Lesotho, 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. Emergency Travel Documents for British Nationals in Lesotho are printed in South Africa; you may be required to pay for courier costs.
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 Lesotho.
The British High Commission in Pretoria charge fees for some consular services. See the full list of consular fees in South Africa.
Development work in Lesotho