British High Commissioner to Cameroon
The British High Commission in Yaounde maintains and develops relations between the UK and Cameroon.
We offer consular support to British nationals across four countries, including through a network of resident honorary consuls:
- Cameroon, with whom the UK has historically had close and friendly ties, and with which it shares a binding colonial past
- Gabon, with whom the UK has historic diplomatic, commercial and climate change ties, and where the UK opened a dedicated commercial office in 2012
- Chad, which emerged from conflict in 2009, and is becoming an increasingly close partner on regional security issues
- Equatorial Guinea, with whom the UK has commercial links
In Cameroon, we support the country’s goal of becoming an emerging economy by 2035 by supporting sustainable democratic reform, challenging corruption, supporting adherence to international human rights standards and improving commercial co-operation. We work closely together as partners in the Commonwealth.
In Gabon, our dedicated commercial office is increasing trade between our two countries, building on existing business links, as part of Gabon’s commitment to becoming an emerging economy by 2025. We also work together on climate change issues.
In Chad, we work closely with diplomatic partners, the UN – including on the UN Security Council - and other agencies to support Chad’s development following the country’s emergence from conflict in 2009. We also engage with the Chadian Government on wider issues in the Sahel, including development and counter-terrorism, recent events in Mali and on Sudan.
In Equatorial Guinea, we are working to develop closer commercial links to support UK prosperity and pro-poor development. We also work with international partners to support improved governance and respect for human rights.
Across the sub-region, we support co-operation on climate change and energy security.
Services for British nationals
If you’re in Cameroon, Gabon, Chad or Equatorial Guinea and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +237 222 22 07 96. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Cameroon, call 020 7008 1500.
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 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.
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.
British Deputy High Commissioner, Yaoundé