British High Commission New Delhi

Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021

Office hours

Mon-Fri: 0900-1700 hrs

Mon-Fri: 0930-1230 hrs (Consular)

VFS in Delhi

Public holidays

Our offices will be closed for the following public holidays in 2014:

Date Event
Wednesday 1 January New Year’s Day
Monday 17 March Holi
Friday 18 April Good Friday
Monday 21 April Easter Monday
Friday 23 May Queen’s Birthday Privilege Holiday
Tuesday 29 July Id-ul-Fitr
Friday 15 August Independence Day
Thursday 2 October Gandhi Jayanti
Friday 3 October Dussehra
Monday 6 October Idu’l Zuha/Bakrid
Thursday 23 October Diwali
Wednesday 24 December Christmas Privilege Holiday
Thursday 25 December Christmas
Friday 26 December Boxing Day

Holidays that fall on Saturdays & Sundays have been excluded from this list.

Security regulations for visitors

No Weapons Policy:

The British High Commission, New Delhi has a strict ‘No Weapons Policy’.

No weapons will be allowed onto the compound and there are no facilities to store such weapons. Any person attempting to bring a weapon onto the compound will be required to leave immediately.

Personal Items:

The British High Commission does not have the facility to screen or hold large bags, rucksacks etc. Customers may bring in a bag no larger than a briefcase or ladies handbag, but should be aware that this will be subject to a search by a suitably qualified guard.

Photography & Filming:

If you intend to film or photograph the British High Commission, please contact the main switchboard on +91 11 2419 2100 and ask to speak with the Press & Communications Group.


There are no public parking facilities at the British High Commission. Persons visiting the Visa or Consular offices are advised to seek alternative parking.

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