British Embassy Cairo, main contact
7 Ahmed Ragheb Street
Telephone: + 2 (02) 2791 6000
Press & public affairs:
Political & economic:
Visa enquiries: https://ukvi-international.faq-help.com
Trade & investment:
Sunday to Wednesday, GMT: 6am to 13:30pm (Local time: 8am to 3:30pm)
Thursday, GMT: 5am to 11am (Local time: 8am to 2pm)
DIT office in Cairo
7 Ahmed Rageb Street
Telephone: +2 (02) 2791 6000
Consular Support for British Nationals, 24/7 service
Telephone: +2 02 2791 6000
If you are British and need the Embassy’s assistance please dial +2 02 2791 6000 and select ‘Help for British nationals’. A team of consular officers is dedicated for your help 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Consulate General Alexandria
3 Mina Street, Kafr Abdou
Telephone: +2 (03) 546 7001/2
Telephone (consular assistance): +20 (0)2 27916000
Sunday to Wednesday: 08:00am to 15:30pm
Thursday: 08:00am to 14:00pm
The British Embassy Cairo maintains and develops relations between the UK and Egypt.
Their work covers a range of issues including trade and investment, education, culture, development, energy and climate security and defence.
Find out more on their UK and Egypt news page, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/egypt/news. They provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Egypt. You can access UK Government services while in Egypt, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/egypt.
If you are in Egypt and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call + 2 (02) 2791 6000. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in Egypt, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document if you are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here: https://www.gov.uk/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 the British Embassy Cairo as soon as possible, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-cairo#contact-us.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you are not sure, check if you are a British citizen, here: https://www.gov.uk/check-british-citizen.
If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact the British Embassy Cairo to apply for an emergency travel document, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-cairo#contact-us.
Once you have contacted them, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Cairo, here: https://www.consular-appointments.service.gov.uk/fco/#!/british-embassy-cairo/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/slot_picker.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
The British Embassy Cairo may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit, make a certified copy of a document, prepare a document in English or the local language and legalise a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services they provide, here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-egypt.
Read their notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation, here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-egypt#services-we-provide-in-egypt.
The British Embassy Cairo charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in Egypt, here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/egypt-consular-fees.
The British Embassy Cairo also provide services in Alexandria, see: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-consulate-general-alexandria.