British Embassy Eritrea

The British Embassy in Eritrea maintains and develops relations between the UK and Eritrea. If you’re in Eritrea and you need urgent help for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died, call +44 1908 516666. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Eritrea, call 020 7008 1500.

The British Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea is very near to the Department of Immigration in Asmara. This Embassy operates every day except on Fridays when it does not open after lunch time. The contact details for the embassy and a map and street address is listed below. Speak to the staff at the embassy or send them an email if you wish to obtain a British visa or wish immigrate to the UK.

British Ambassador Ian Richards

 British Ambassador Ian Richards succeeded David Ward as British Ambassador to Eritrea in July 2016. Ian Richards has served as a UK diplomat in Shanghai, Beijing, Caracas, and as interim head of post at the UK embassies in Ashgabat, Bamako and Conakry.

He has served at the London headquarters of the UK’s trade and investment promotion agency, at the Commission for Africa in London, and on secondment to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

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