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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, Monday New 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 Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total 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 Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
PBS Tier 4 0% 0% 6% 10% 28% 99% 100% 100% 100% 188
PBS Tier 5 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 2

 

Settlement Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
Settlement 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 1

 

The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

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