British Embassy in Argentina

British Consulate


The British Embassy in Argentina is located in Buenos Aires the capital city. This British Embassy serves the whole of Argentina and issues British Visas if you are in Argentina. We have the telephone numbers listed below as well the the address and a map for the Embassy. Note the times for visa applications are not the same as times for other business activities. The British Embassy will also issue you with a British passport or if you have a son or daughter born in Argentina they will register the child at the British embassy in Buenos Aires.

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British Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. Luis Agote 2412

(1425) Buenos Aires

Argentina

City: Buenos Aires

Phone: +54 11 4808-2200

Fax: (54) (11) 4808 2274 General

Website: http://ukinargentina.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/our-embassy/contact-us/

Email: askinformation.baires@fco.gov.uk

 

Office Hours: March-December: Monday – Thursday: 8:45 – 17:30, Friday: 8:45 – 14:00 Summer Hours: (January & February) Monday – Thursday: 8:45 – 14:30, Friday: 8:45 – 14:00

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Opening Hours for Consular and Visa Applications: Winter Hours 9:00 – 13:00, Summer Hours: 9:00 0 12:00

Details: GMT: Mar-Dec: Mon-Thurs: 1145-2030 Fri: 1145-1700 Jan-Feb: Mon-Thurs: 1145-1730 Fri: 1145-1700

Local Time: Mar-Dec: Mon-Thurs: 0845-1730 Fri: 0845-1400 Jan-Feb Mon-Thurs: 0845-1430 Fri: 0845-1400

 

Public Holidays in Argentina:

The British embassy in Argentina is closed on Public Holidays and also on certain British Public holidays. It is best to call them or email them for more information. You will also not that they are closed on Christmas and on the National Day of Argentina which is widely celebrated in Argentina.

Date English name
January 1 New Year’s Day
February 20 Carnival (Monday)
February 21 Carnival (Tuesday)
February 27 Bicentenary Celebration (Monday)
March 24 Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice
April 2 Day of the veterans and the fallen in Malvinas War
April 5 Holy Thursday
April 6 Good Friday
May 1 Labour Day
May 25 Day of the First National Government
June 20 National Flag Day
July 9 Independence Day
(August 17) Anniversary of the death of General José de San Martín
(October 8) Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity
(November 20) Day of National Sovereignty
December 8 Immaculate Conception Day
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas Day
December 31 New Year’s Eve

British Embassy in Argentina, Buenos Aires (Visa Processing Times)

The average visa processing times for people who wish to visit the UK varies for different visas. these applications are listed below and it gives you an idea as to how long you will wait for a British Visa while you are in Argentina. Again, speak to the Embassy staff in Argentina and also ensure that you have provided all the documents needed for your British visa.

Visits Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
General Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 42% 42% 85% 100% 100% 100% 100% 7
Business Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 3
Family Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
Transit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
Other Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1

 

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 2 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
PBS Tier 4 0% 0% 11% 27% 77% 94% 100% 100% 100% 18
PBS Tier 5 0% 0% 0% 33% 83% 100% 100% 100% 100% 6

 

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 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
Other Non-Settlement 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1

 

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% 16% 33% 100% 100% 100% 6

 

 

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