Office access and opening times

On this page you will find information about disabled access to the British Embassy Manila and our public holidays for 2014.

Making a consular appointment

Our embassy and consulate deal with a large number of urgent cases each year. Before contacting the embassy or consulate with non-urgent enquiries, please read our Support for British nationals abroad: a guide to see if the information you need is there. If you still cannot find the information you need, you can contact our Consular team at To make an appointment with the Consular section, please visit our Clickbook Appointment site

Disabled access

The British Embassy Manila is keen to ensure that our building and services are fully accessible to disabled members of the public.

For security reasons, visitors to Visa and Consular Section are not permitted to drive their vehicles into the Embassy compound but there is reasonable space at the main entrance outside of the compound to allow them to be dropped off. The foot entrance to the building is a via a secure turnstile. Mobility impaired persons who are unable to pass through this security system are invited to use the vehicle entrance. There they will, like other visitors, be required to undergo a security inspection. Following this they will under escort travel along a well-lit covered footpath (wide enough for a wheel chair), to either the main entrance or to the Visa and Consular entrance of the main building. Static guards and or the escort will assist if required, in opening these front doors. Both entrances are on the ground floor.

Hearing and Sight dogs will be permitted within the building. Mobile induction loops are available to visitors if required. Accessible toilets (wide doors complete with handrails and fitted with alarm buttons) are likewise available to staff and visitors. The single building lift has buttons in Braille and provides accessibility to all floors.

If you need assistance to visit us or have other accessibility concerns, please contact the Security Manager at (63) (2) 858 2200.

Public holidays

  • Wednesday 1st January New Year’s Day

  • Friday 31st January Chinese New Year

  • Thursday 17th April Holy Thursday

  • Friday 18th April Good Friday

  • Monday 21st April Easter Monday

  • Thursday 1st May Labour Day

  • Monday 5th May Bank Holiday

  • Thursday 12th June Philippine Independence Day

  • Monday 25th August Summer Bank Holiday / National Heroes Day

  • Wednesday 24th December Christmas Eve

  • Thursday 25th December Christmas Day Holiday

  • Friday 26th December Boxing Day Holiday

  • Tuesday 30th December Rizal Day

  • Wednesday 31st December New Year’s Eve

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