Embassy of the United Kingdom in Lusaka


The British Embassy in Zambia is a bilateral mission in Lusaka and promotes British interests in Zambia. The embassy of the United Kingdom also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Zambia. The British Embassy in Lusaka is headed by Mr James Thornon, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Zambia.


British High Commission in Lusaka, Zambia 5210 Independence Avenue P.O.Box 50050 15101 Ridgeway Lusaka Zambia


(+260) (211) 423 200


(+260) (211) 423 273





Mr James Thornon, High Commissioner

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Zambia require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the British embassy in Lusaka 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 Lusaka before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (ukinzambia.fco.gov.uk ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+260) (211) 423 200 or email

Consulates of the United Kingdom in Zambia

Next to the embassy in Lusaka there could be additional British consulates located in Zambia.

Please check below for the locations of the British consulates in Zambia.

British Consulates in Zambia

Next to the embassy in Lusaka, the United Kingdom has consulates in the following cities: (if there are no cities mentioned here that means that United Kingdom does not have any consulates located in Zambia ).

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the British Embassy in Lusaka offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Zambia to United Kingdom as wel as for British citizens in Zambia. 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.