British High Commission Ottawa

British Embassy


The British High Commission in Canada being the British Consulate in Ottawa is the only British Consulate or British Embassy which can issue UK visas in Canada. If you are looking at obtain a visitors visa, fiancee visa for the UK or a spouse visa for the UK then you need to contact this office. This Consulate will also register your child as born abroad and you can also apply for a British passport here if you had your passport stole while in Canada.

The telephone numbers, street address and a map has been provided so you may find the Consulate. There is also an email address and website if you need more detailed information.

British Consulate in OttawaBritish High Commission in Ottawa, Canada

80 Elgin Street

Ottawa K1P 5K7

City: Ottawa

Phone: (1) (613) 237 1530/(1) (613) 237 1530

Fax: (1) (613) 237 7980

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

Email: generalenquiries@britainincanada.org

Office Hours: GMT: Mon-Fri: 1330-2130 / 8:30am – 5:00pm

 

Public Holidays in Canada (British Embassy):

This is a list of public holidays in Canada when the British Emabassy in Ottawa is closed for business. There are a number of holidays which are not British but Canadian however since the embassy is in Canada the holidays are included and the Embassy closes on these days as well. Call the British Embassy in Ottawa and ask them your questions about their times and days when they will be closed.

Monday, 2 January 2012 in lieu of New Year’s Day
Monday, 20 February 2012 Family Day
Friday, 6 April 2012 Good Friday
Monday, 9 April 2012 Easter Monday
Monday, 21 May 2012 Victoria Day
Monday, 4 June 2012 Queen’s Jubilee
Monday, 25 June 2012 St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec only)
Monday, 2 July 2012 in lieu of Canada Day
Monday, 6 August 2012 Civic Holiday (except Quebec)
Monday, 3 September 2012 Labour Day
Monday, 8 October 2012 Thanksgiving
Monday, 12 November 2012 in lieu of Remembrance Day
Monday, 24 December 2012 Christmas privilege day
Tuesday, 25 December 2012 Christmas Day
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 Boxing Day

 

British Embassy in Canada, Ottawa

These are the latest processing times for a British visa in Canada at the Ottawa Embassy. You will note that the times are very fast however always ensure that you plan ahead, have all the correct documents and above all submit your passport and documents way before the time. This table only gives you an indication of what the average times are at present and does not guarantee your visa in the stipulated time.

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% 73% 93% 100% 100% 100% 100% 15
General Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 75% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 24
Business Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 8
Family Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 23% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 13
Transit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
Other Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 62% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 8

 

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% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
PBS Tier 2 0% 0% 0% 92% 92% 100% 100% 100% 100% 14
PBS Tier 4 0% 0% 0% 96% 97% 100% 100% 100% 100% 77
PBS Tier 5 0% 0% 0% 87% 95% 100% 100% 100% 100% 40

 

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
Student 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
Other Non-Settlement 0% 0% 0% 66% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 3

 

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% 66% 100% 100% 100% 3

 

The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

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