British High Commission Gaborone

British ConsulateThe British High Commission Gaborone 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.

British High Commission Gaborone

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.

British High Commission Gaborone

See also the British Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the British Embassy in Belgium and the British Embassy in Bahrain.

Botswana, Gaborone, British High Commission

Plot 1079-1084 Main Mall,
off Queens Road
Gaborone, Botswana
City: Gaborone

  • Phone: +267 3952841
  • Website:
  • Office Hours: GMT: Mon-Thurs: 0600-1430 Fri: 0600-1100
  • Local Time: Mon-Thurs: 0800-1630 Fri: 0800-1300

Out of hours The High Commission answer machine gives an emergency number

Public Holidays in Botswana (British High Commission)

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 New Year’s Day
 03 January  Public Holiday
 06 April  Good Friday
 09 April  Easter Monday
 01 May  Labour Day
 17 May  Ascension Day
 05 June  Queens Diamond Jubilee
 06 June  Privilege Holiday for Queens Birthday
 16 July  Presidents Day
 17 July  Public Holiday
 01 October  Public Holiday
 02 October  Public Holiday
 24 December  Christmas Privilege Holiday
 25 December  Christmas Day
 26 December  Boxing Day

British High Commission Visa

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 3 days 5 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
Premium Visit (more than 6 months) 0% 0% 83% 100% 100% 6
General Visit (6 months or less) 0% 5% 94% 100% 100% 17
Business Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 80% 100% 100% 5
Family Visit (6 months or less) 25% 25% 100% 100% 100% 8
Other Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 93% 100% 100% 15


Points Based System Visas 3 days 5 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
PBS Tier 4 0% 6% 28% 99% 100% 188
PBS Tier 5 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 2


Settlement Visas 3 days 5 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
Settlement 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 1


The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012



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