British High Commission

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British High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand

A British High Commission is a British diplomatic mission, equivalent to an embassy, found in countries that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Their general purpose is to provide diplomatic relationships as well as travel information, passports, dual-citizenship information, and other services between Commonwealth states.

Where some Commonwealth countries are not represented in another Commonwealth country, the British High Commission can assist such Commonwealth countries' citizens in some cases.

Some countries that were outside the Commonwealth, but have now returned to their membership of the Commonwealth, have replaced their embassies and ambassadors with High Commissions and High Commissioners.

List of British High Commissions and British High Commissioners[edit]

  • British High Commission Abuja, Nigeria – Catriona Laing (since November 2018)
  • British High Commission Accra, Ghana – Iain Walker (since August 2017)
  • British High Commission Bahamas – see Kingston, Jamaica
  • British High Commission Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei – Richard Lindsay (since June 2017)
  • British High Commission Banjul, Gambia – Sharon Wardle (since July 2017)
  • British High Commission Belmopan, Belize – Claire Evans (since October 2018)
  • British High Commission Bridgetown, Barbados – Janet Douglas (since April 2017)
  • British High Commission Canberra, AustraliaVictoria Treadell (since March 2019)
  • British High Commission Castries, St Lucia – see Bridgetown, Barbados
  • British High Commission Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sarah Hulton (since August 2019)
  • British High Commission Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDavid Concar (since August 2020) [1]
  • British High Commission Dhaka, Bangladesh – Robert Chatterton Dickson (since March 2019)
  • British High Commission Freetown, Sierra Leone – Simon Mustard (since April 2019)
  • British High Commission Gaborone, Botswana – Sian Price (since February 2020)
  • British High Commission Georgetown, Guyana – vacant (Ray Davidson, deputy)
  • British High Commission Honiara, Solomon Islands – David Ward (since 2017)
  • British High Commission Islamabad, Pakistan – Christian Turner (since 2019)
  • British High Commission Kampala, Uganda – Kate Airey (since 2019)
  • British High Commission Kigali, Rwanda – Jo Lomas (since January 2018)
  • British High Commission Kingston, JamaicaAsif Ahmad (since August 2017)
  • British High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Charles Hay (since March 2019)
  • British High Commission Lilongwe, Malawi – David Beer (since September 2020)
  • British High Commission Lusaka, Zambia – Nicholas Woolley (since August 2019)
  • British High Commission MaltaStuart Gill (since April 2016)
  • British High Commission Maputo, MozambiqueNneNne Iwuji-Eme (since August 2018)
  • British High Commission Nairobi, Kenya – Jane Marriott (since September 2019)
  • British High Commission New Delhi, IndiaSir Dominic Asquith (since April 2016)
  • British High Commission Nicosia, CyprusStephen Lillie (since April 2018)
  • British High Commission Nukuʻalofa, TongaThorhilda Abbott-Watt (since January 2020)[2]
  • British High Commission Ottawa, CanadaSusan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque (since August 2017)
  • British High Commission Port Louis, Mauritius – Keith Allan (since 24 August 2017)
  • British High Commission Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – Keith Scott (since September 2018)
  • British High Commission Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – Harriet Cross (since September 2020)
  • British High Commission Pretoria, South Africa – Nigel Casey (since April 2017)
  • British High Commission Singapore, Singapore – Kara Owens (since July 2019)
  • British High Commission Suva, Fiji – Melanie Hopkins (since September 2016)
  • British High Commission Vanuatu – David Ward (since 2017)
  • British High Commission Victoria, Seychelles – Patrick Lynch (August 2019)
  • British High Commission Wellington, New Zealand – Laura Clarke (since January 2018)
  • British High Commission Windhoek, Namibia – Kate Airey (since January 2018)
  • British High Commission Yaounde, Cameroon – Rowan Laxton (since October 2017)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Change of British High Commissioner to Tanzania: August 2020". GOV.UK. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  2. ^ "British High Commission returns to Tonga". RNZ. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 13 August 2020.