British Consulate in Canberra

British Consulate


The British Consulate in Canberra, Australia listed as the British High Commission in Australia is located off Coronation drive in Canberra. We have listed their email address below with a map and their telephone numbers in Canberra. Speak to the staff at the British Consulate if you want more information about marriage, registration, visitor visa or other consular services.

Note the office hours of this consulate. This is rated as one of the best British Embassies in the world when it comes to being helpful and processing a visa to visit Britain. Like all other embassies it is always best to email them your questions if you have any before you pay them a visit or send in your passport.

 

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British High Commission in Canberra, Australia

Commonwealth Avenue

Yarralumla

Canberra , Australia

City: Canberra

Phone: (61) (2) 6270 6666

Fax: (61) (2) 6273 3236

Website: http://ukinaustralia.fco.gov.uk/en/

Email: bhc.canberra@britaus.net

Office Hours: Office hours, Monday-Friday: 08:45-12:30 / 13:30-17:00

Local Time: 22:45-02:30 / 03:30-07:00

 

Public Holidays in Australia (British Embassy):

We have listed the days when the embassy in Canberra is closed. This would be a very simple task as Australia being a former colony of Britain their holidays are pretty much the same. Note the dates and if you are wanting to ask questions or send in documents take into consideration the time delay in the response due to holidays. Note that each Embassy and Consulate in Australia being in a different region has their own additional public holidays.

 

Date Canberra Melbourne  Brisbane Sydney  Perth
2 Jan  X  X  X  X  X
26 Jan  X  X  X  X  X
05 Mar  X
12 Mar  X  X
6 Apr  X  X  X  X  X
9 Apr  X  X  X  X  X
25 Apr  X  X  X  X  X
7 May  X
4 Jun  X
5 Jun  X  X  X  X  X
11 Jun  X  X  X  X
06 Aug  X
15 Aug  X
27 Aug  X  X  X
1 Oct  X  X  X
8 Oct  X
06 Nov  X  X
24 Dec  X  X  X  X  X
25 Dec  X  X  X  X  X
26 Dec  X  X  X  X  X
27 Dec  X  X  X  X  X
28 Dec  X  X  X  X  X

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British Embassy Australia, Canberra (Visa Processing Times)

Note that the British Embassy in Australia and their Consulate across Australia have divided certain tasks amongst themselves and others in the region to make the system more efficient.

- UK passport and inquiries are handled by the Regional Passport Centre in Wellington, New Zealand.

- Visa applications and inquiries are dealt with by the Visa Section at the British Consulate in Canberra.

Consulates-General and Consulates in Australia do not handle these matters, although passport (but not visa) application forms are available at their offices. This then gets forwarded to the British regional office in New Zealand for processing. See also:

If you need more information about how to apply for a British passport or how to renew you British passport while in Australia or when you need local consular assistance in the event of birth or deaths, medical assistance or you or a family member has been arrested then call your local embassy first as they would be able to assist and co-ordinate much better than one outside of the region.

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% 86% 91% 100% 100% 100% 100% 23
General Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 85% 93% 100% 100% 100% 100% 181
Business Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 90% 97% 100% 100% 100% 100% 44
Family Visit (6 months or less) 3% 3% 3% 79% 94% 100% 100% 100% 100% 59
Transit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
Other Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 83% 95% 100% 100% 100% 100% 43

 

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 1 0% 0% 0% 66% 83% 100% 100% 100% 100% 6
PBS Tier 2 0% 0% 0% 97% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 76
PBS Tier 4 0% 0% 0% 93% 94% 100% 100% 100% 100% 91
PBS Tier 5 0% 0% 0% 97% 98% 99% 100% 100% 100% 537

 

Other Non Settlement Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
EEA Family Permits 11% 11% 11% 88% 88% 100% 100% 100% 100% 9
Other Non-Settlement 0% 0% 0% 90% 96% 100% 100% 100% 100% 115

 

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% 11% 44% 44% 55% 88% 88% 88% 9

 

The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

 

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