Contact us


If you wish to contact a named member of staff please call the Switchboard:

  • 020 7023 0000 from within the UK
  • +44 20 7023 0000 from outside the UK.

The Public Enquiry Point is the initial point of contact for information on the work of the whole of the Department. The telephone helpline is open from 10am-4pm (GMT/BST), Monday to Friday. An answerphone is available at other times.

  • Tel: 0845 300 4100 (UK only)
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1355 84 3132 (from outside the UK)
  • Fax: +44 (0) 1355 84 3632
  • Email:
  • send feedback using the form at the foot of the page

Customers who are deaf, have difficulty hearing or are speech impaired may prefer to send a text message to the Public Enquiry Point.  Text messages can be sent to 01355 264562

If you are a journalist and have a media enquiry please contact the DFID Press Office on tel: 020 7023 0600 or e-mail  A press officer is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To see how DFID is organised see the organisational chart or for more detail read about our divisions and departments.

DFID offices in the UK

1 Palace Street, London SW1E 5HE
Tel: 020 7023 0000 | Fax: 020 7023 0019 | GTN: 3535 7000

Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 8EA

Tel: 01355 84 4000 | Fax: 01355 84 4099 | GTN: 7243 4000


If you are unhappy about the standard of service that you have received from DFID we would like to hear about it so that we can improve our service in the future. For more information read our Complaints Procedure.


Warning Job hoax

DFID has become aware of an internet hoax which is offering jobs within our organisation. The hoax involves sending money for a Police Clearance Certificate and asks you to contact a firm of solicitors in London. Please do not respond to any unsolicited job offers purporting to be from DFID.

If you suspect the loss or misuse of DFID funds, resources or assets due to either fraud or corruption please contact us. You do not have to give your name and we will treat your information as confidential.

We can be contacted by email,  or you can write to us by addressing the envelope to the Head of Internal Audit and marking it as In Confidence at 1 Palace Street, London SW1E 5HE. For more detailed information read our Reporting fraud page.

 Please note that DFID is not a charity and does not accept donations. If you are contacted by anyone asking for donations claiming to be from DFID or asking you to assist with payments from DFID, please contact us.

Last updated: 10 Aug 2010

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