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British Consulate in Botswana

British ConsulateThe British Consulate in Gaborone, Botswana is  close to Debswana House in Gaborone. If you are a British Expat living in Botswana then you can obtain a new British passport at the Consulate. You can also visit the British Consulate which is the British High Commission in Botswana if you want to take your wife back to the UK with a UK spouse visa, UK fiancee visa if you are not married yet or to visit London on a UK visitors visa in Botswana.

The email address and telephone is listed so you may contact them to understand what paperwork is needed for the visit to the UK. You can also register your child at the Consulate or visit it during its operating hours as listed.

Botswana, Gaborone, British High Commission


Botswana, Gaborone, British High Commission

Plot 1079-1084 Main Mall,
off Queens Road
Gaborone, Botswana
City: Gaborone

Out of hours The High Commission answer machine gives an emergency number


Public Holidays in Botswana (British Embassy)

The British embassy is closed on the following days which are Botswana holidays and those of the British. Note that even thought the National day of Botswana is not a British national holiday it is in Botswana hence the British Embassy in Gaborone is closed on this day. Check with the embassy before you go to Gaborone to see if they are open on the day you wish to visit them in person.

02 January, MondayNew Year’s Day
 03 January, Tuesday Public Holiday
 06 April, Friday Good Friday
 09 April, Monday Easter Monday
 01 May, Tuesday Labour Day
 17 May, Thursday Ascension Day
 05 June, Tuesday Queens Diamond Jubilee
 06 June, Wednesday Privilege Holiday for Queens Birthday
 16 July, Monday Presidents Day
 17 July, Tuesday Public Holiday
 01 October, Monday Public Holiday
 02 October, Tuesday Public Holiday
 24 December, Monday Christmas Privilege Holiday
 25 December, Tuesday Christmas Day
 26 December, Wednesday Boxing Day


British Embassy in Botswana, Gaborone

The following is the stats for UK visas which have been processed in Botswana and the type of visa and time taken to process them. Note that you need to have all the needed documents before you approach the embassy for a visa as it may cause massive delays when there are documents short. Email the British embassy in Gaborone first to ensure you have everything from their checklist.

Visits Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made
Premium Visit (more than 6 months)0%0%0%0%83%100%100%100%100%6
General Visit (6 months or less)0%0%5%11%94%100%100%100%100%17
Business Visit (6 months or less)0%0%0%40%80%100%100%100%100%5
Family Visit (6 months or less)0%25%25%25%100%100%100%100%100%8
Other Visit (6 months or less)0%0%0%0%93%100%100%100%100%15


Points Based System Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made
PBS Tier 40%0%6%10%28%99%100%100%100%188
PBS Tier 50%0%0%0%0%100%100%100%100%2


Settlement Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made


The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

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