British High Commission Ottawa

British ConsulateThis is the British High Commission Ottawa. 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.

British High Commission Ottawa

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 High Commission Ottawa


British High Commission in Ottawa

80 Elgin Street
Ottawa K1P 5K7
City: Ottawa


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.

2 January 2012in lieu of New Year’s Day
20 February 2012Family Day
6 April 2012Good Friday
9 April 2012Easter Monday
21 May 2012Victoria Day
4 June 2012Queen’s Jubilee
25 June 2012St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec only)
2 July 2012in lieu of Canada Day
6 August 2012Civic Holiday (except Quebec)
3 September 2012Labour Day
8 October 2012Thanksgiving
12 November 2012in lieu of Remembrance Day
24 December 2012Christmas privilege day
25 December 2012Christmas Day
26 December 2012Boxing 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 Visas10 days15 days40 days120 daysTotal decisions made
Premium Visit (more than 6 months)73%93%100%100%15
General Visit (6 months or less)75%100%100%100%24
Business Visit (6 months or less)100%100%100%100%8
Family Visit (6 months or less)23%100%100%100%13
Transit (6 months or less)100%100%100%100%1
Other Visit (6 months or less)62%100%100%100%8


Points Based System Visas10 days15 days40 days120 daysTotal decisions made
PBS Tier 1100%100%100%100%1
PBS Tier 292%92%100%100%14
PBS Tier 496%97%100%100%77
PBS Tier 587%95%100%100%40


Other Non Settlement Visas10 days15 days40 days120 daysTotal decisions made
Other Non-Settlement66%100%100%100%3


Settlement Visas10 days15 days40 days120 daysTotal decisions made


The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

Customers have to send their documents to the British High Commission in Ottawa.

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