Embassy of the United Kingdom in Pretoria


The British Embassy in South Africa is a bilateral mission in Pretoria and promotes British interests in South Africa. The embassy of the United Kingdom also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of South Africa. The British Embassy in Pretoria is headed by Dr Nicola Brewer, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to South Africa.


British High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa "Greystoke" 255 Hill Street Arcadia 0002 Pretoria South Africa


(+27) (12) 421 7500


(+27) (12) 421 7555





Dr Nicola Brewer, High Commissioner

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in South Africa require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the British embassy in Pretoria you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for the United Kingdom

For all British visa related matters contact the embassy in Pretoria before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (ukinsouthafrica.fco.gov.uk ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+27) (12) 421 7500 or email

Consulates of the United Kingdom in South Africa

Next to the embassy in Pretoria there could be additional British consulates located in South Africa.

Please check below for the locations of the British consulates in South Africa.

British Consulates in South Africa

Next to the embassy in Pretoria, the United Kingdom has consulates in the following cities: Cape Town

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the British Embassy in Pretoria offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from South Africa to United Kingdom as wel as for British citizens in South Africa. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, British nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.