Office access and opening times

On this page you will find information about disabled access to the British High Commission and our public holidays for 2016.

Disabled access

General physical access - Public Areas

Entrances All entrances are clear & unobstructed, guard is available if necessary to open doors etc.

Steps and staircases
There are stairs but their is access to the consular waiting area via and alternative route without stairs.

Ramps – are mobile ones accessible? No - none necessary.

Lifts
A lift to all floors is available

Toilets
Disabled toilet on the ground floor

Parking – are they designated disabled spaces? No reserved space but parking available with transfer space

Floor coverings All floor coverings are safe and even

Handrails No - handrails available

Lighting There is good lighting.

Signs Signs are clear.

Emergency/evacuation – arrangements for emergencies / evacuation for disabled visitors. There is a seperate procedure for this in the building evacuation plan

Telephones No phone in public areas

For visually impaired visitors

Braille There are no braille signs, but assistance can be given for the reading of material Guide dogs Guide dogs are welcome

For hearing impaired visitors

Hearing loop

Amplifier installed at visa / passport counterand main reception area

Minicom and textphones
There are no minicom or textphones

Sign language There is, at least one member of staff trained in BSL

Interpretation Is available by arrangement

Hearing dogs Hearing dogs are welcome

Public holidays

Please note the Wellington High Commission offices are temporarily closed due to earthquake damage. Our team is currently operating consular services from the Australian High Commission, 72-76 Hobson Street Wellington.

Public holidays for Wellington:

2016

  • Friday 23 December
  • Monday 26 December
  • Tuesday 27 December
  • Wednesday 28 December
  • Thursday 29 December

2017

  • Monday 3 January
  • Tuesday 4 January

The Auckland Consulate is closed on the following dates:

2016

  • Friday 23 December
  • Monday 26 December
  • Tuesday 27 December
  • Wednesday 28 December
  • Thursday 29 December
  • Friday 30 December

2017

  • Monday 3 January
  • Tuesday 4 January