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British Embassy in Argentina

British ConsulateThe 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.

British Embassy in Argentina

British Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Embajada Britanica
Dr. Luis Agote 2412
(1425) Buenos Aires
Argentina
City: Buenos Aires

 

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.

DateEnglish name
January 1New Year’s Day
February 20Carnival (Monday)
February 21Carnival (Tuesday)
February 27Bicentenary Celebration (Monday)
March 24Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice
April 2Day of the veterans and the fallen in Malvinas War
April 5Holy Thursday
April 6Good Friday
May 1Labour Day
May 25Day of the First National Government
June 20National Flag Day
July 9Independence 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 8Immaculate Conception Day
December 24Christmas Eve
December 25Christmas Day
December 31New 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 Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal 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 Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made
PBS Tier 20%0%0%0%100%100%100%100%100%1
PBS Tier 40%0%11%27%77%94%100%100%100%18
PBS Tier 50%0%0%33%83%100%100%100%100%6

 

Other Non Settlement Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made
EEA Family Permits0%0%0%0%100%100%100%100%100%1
Other Non-Settlement0%0%0%0%0%100%100%100%100%1

 

Settlement Visas2 days3 days5 days10 days15 days40 days60 days90 days120 daysTotal decisions made
Settlement0%0%0%0%16%33%100%100%100%6

 

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