Notice of Temporary Disruption to Consular Services

14 Jul 2021

Coronavirus continues to remain a serious threat across the United Kingdom and the rates of infection are continuing to rise in London due to the Delta variant of the virus.

It has recently come to our attention that one of our consular staff members has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, effective immediately, and until further notice, our consular department staff, as well as other employees that have been exposed to potential infection, will be isolating for the next 10 days as per the current Public Health England and UK Government guidelines.

Unfortunately, this means that there will be temporary disruption to our face-to-face services to prevent the spread of the virus and safeguard members of the public.

The health and wellbeing of our staff, their families, and customers remain our top priority, and as such, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow the latest government advice.

Our services will resume as soon as it is deemed safe for our employees and customers to return.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

~ Management

Consular Services

Until further notice, all in-person consular and diaspora services are currently suspended.

Effective immediately, the consular section will be closed to the public and will henceforth be processing the following postal applications only. All other consular and diaspora services currently being offered on an appointment basis are suspended, until further notice.

  • Visas
  • Power of Attorney (only non-commercial applications)

Details of how to make a postal application for our consular services can be found at www.ethioembassy.org.uk/consular-services

For consular emergencies, please contact us on 0207 838 3895 | 0207 838 3889 | 0207 838 3877 or by email at ca@ethioembassy.org.uk or consular@ethioembassy.org.uk

For diaspora services, please contact us on the following numbers: 020 7838 3873 | 0207 838 3886 | 0203 846 6682 or by email at diaspora@ethioembassy.org.uk.

Other Departments

All other departmental staff at the Embassy will continue working remotely, as is currently the case, until further notice.

We will therefore no longer be offering appointments nor accepting drop-in visitors. Those who require services or information are advised to contact the relevant departments via the details below.

General enquiries: info@ethioembassy.org.uk

Diaspora Affairs: 020 7838 3873 | 0203 846 6682 | 0207 838 3886 | diaspora@ethioembassy.org.uk

Press / Media: 020 7838 3883 | press@ethioembassy.org.uk

Political Affairs: 0207 838 3885 | political_diplomacy@ethioembassy.org.uk

Trade and Investment: 0203 846 6682 | business@ethioembassy.org.uk

 

 

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