Office access and opening times

On this page you will find information about UK passport application opening times, disabled access and our public holidays for 2015.

UK Passport Applications

Her Majesty’s Passport Office commenced application submission for British Passports on Friday 19 June 2015. Applications should be submitted at the UK Visa Application Centre (VAC)

The VAC is located at #305, Prime Hill Business Square, 60 Shwedagon Pagoda Road, Dagon Township, Yangon.

Please contact the VAC via email ( confirming 3 dates/times you are available to attend an appointment. All guidance relating to documents needed for submission are available on GOV.UK

Customers should not book travel until they have a valid passport. If a British national needs to travel more urgently, they may be able to apply for an Emergency Travel Document (ETD).

Anyone applying for an ETD or needing consular assistance should phone the British Embassy on +95 (0)1 370 863, +95 (0)1 370 864 or +95 (0)1 370 865 and follow the instructions to speak a consular officer who will assist you.

Disabled access

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and this Embassy are keen to ensure that their buildings and services are fully accessible to disabled members for the public. Wherever possible, we have made our buildings and services accessible. Sometimes however, this is not possible due to security or other restrictions. In these situations we will endeavour to provide a service or access to a building in an alternative way to ensure equality of access for disabled people. To assist disabled visitors, we have set out below details of access for the disabled at this Embassy. We hope this information is helpful.

General physical access

Access to the Embassy building is constrained by security considerations and the current layout of access routes and facilities. However, reception and security staff are alert to the requirements of disabled visitors and will endeavor to ensure that disable visitors are provided with appropriate assistance during their visit to ensure that they have access to Embassy services.

If you anticipate requiring assistance, please telephone in advance of your visit so that we can ensure that we are able to provide access for you:

Telephone: +95 (1)370863 and ask for the Security Manager or


Public holidays

The Embassy will observe the following public holidays during 2016.

New Year’s Day 1 January Friday

Independence Day 4 January Monday

Union Day 12 February Friday

Good Friday 25 March Friday

Easter Monday 28 March Monday

Thingyan Water Festival 12 April Tuesday

Thingyan Water Festival 13 April Wednesday

Thingyan Water Festival 14 April Thursday

Thingyan Water Festival 15 April Friday

Early May Bank Holiday 2 May Monday

Martyr’s day 19 July Tuesday

Summer Bank Holiday 29 August Monday

*Hari Raya Haji 12 September Monday

*Diwali 28 October Friday

In lieu for Christmas Day 26 December Monday

*The Embassy will be closed to the public on Hari Raya Haji and Diwali. The Embassy will operate on skeleton staff on these days. Staff are able to take one of these days as a public holiday.

The Embassy will remain open on the following public holidays:

Peasant Day 2 March Wednesday

Full Moon Day of Tabaung 4 March Friday

Full Moon Day of Waso 18 July Monday

National Day 23 November Wednesday

Kayin New Year Day 28 December Wednesday