British Embassy in Ethiopia
If you need to apply for a passport or renew your current British passport then the Embassy will be able to assist you. You can also apply for a British visa in Addis Ababa if you are from Ethiopia and want to visit the UK or you can also apply for a UK marriage visa or a fiancee visa if you are married or engaged to a British national. Speak to the staff at the Embassy as listed below for more information. Note that this Embassy manages all the affairs for Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somaliland. The British Embassy offers some notarial services. The UK visa application can also be seen on this website as well as passport tracking.
If you happen to lose your passport while staying in Ethiopia, you should inform the local police to receive a case number. With the letter issued by the police, you can proceed to the British Embassy to either an emergency travel document or apply for a new one while in the country. With the emergency travel document, you can leave the country, but if you’re a resident of Ethiopia, you’ll have to wait for the issuance of a new passport, and transfer the old Ethiopian visa to the new passport.
In case you plan to get married in Ethiopia, you need to obtain a letter from the Embassy to confirm your single status, which might take a few days. You’ll need to provide original documents such as the divorce decree or the death certificate of your previous spouse. This letter needs to be verified as authentic by the Ethiopian government, translated and certified before you can register your marriage in Ethiopia with these documents.
If you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +251 (0)11 617 0100.
British Embassy Addis Ababa
PO Box 858
Office Hours (Local time):
Monday to Thursday : 8.00- 16.45