British High Commission Ottawa

British Consulate

This 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 Consulates in Canada

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British Consulate in Calgary British Consulate in St. John’s
British Consulate in Toronto

See the list of British Consulates in Canada. If you have lost your passport then you will need to report this to local Canadian police. They will give you a letter to state that you have reported the loss. They will need this when you apply for a new passport. If you need an emergency passport then you can apply here (takes to to UK If you want to renew your passport then click here (takes you to UK GOV. website). We have also covered it here.

British High Commission in Ottawa Office

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 Embassy 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.


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 10 days 15 days 40 days 120 days Total 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 Visas 10 days 15 days 40 days 120 days Total decisions made
PBS Tier 1 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
PBS Tier 2 92% 92% 100% 100% 14
PBS Tier 4 96% 97% 100% 100% 77
PBS Tier 5 87% 95% 100% 100% 40


Other Non Settlement Visas 10 days 15 days 40 days 120 days Total decisions made
Student 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
Other Non-Settlement 66% 100% 100% 100% 3


Settlement Visas 10 days 15 days 40 days 120 days Total decisions made
Settlement 0% 0% 66% 100% 3


The above data is for all decisions made in September 2012

Customers have to send their documents to the British High Commission in Ottawa. See also the Top 10 Expat Destinations. see also British Nationals Abroad and Insurance Stats. See also the process for Register Marriage in Antigua and Barbuda.

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