British Embassy

Rua de São Bernardo 33
1249-082 Lisbon

Consular enquiries (not visas or passports) Email:

Opening hours

  • Embassy opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm and 2.30pm to 5pm
  • The Consulate is open to visitors Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 2pm, excluding public holidays. Consular phone lines are open from 9am to 5pm. If you need an Emergency Travel Document and are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible. Otherwise, make an appointment at your nearest consulate in Lisbon or Portimão.

2018 public holidays

Our offices will be closed for the following public holidays in 2018:

Date   Public holiday
Monday 1 January New Year’s Day
Tuesday 13 February Carnival
Friday 30 March Good Friday
Monday 2 April Easter Monday
Wednesday 25 April Freedom Day
Tuesday 1 May Labour Day
Thursday 31 May Corpus Christi
Wednesday 15 August Assumption of the Virgin
Friday 5 October Republic Day
Thursday 1 November All Saints Day
Monday 24 December Christmas Eve
Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December Boxing Day

Municipal Holidays

Date   Location
Monday 7 May Azores
Wednesday 13 June Lisbon
Monday 25 June (in lieu) Oporto
Tuesday 21 August Funchal
Tuesday 11 December Portimão


The Embassy is located off Avenida Alvares Cabral a main arterial road which connects Largo do Rato with Jardim de Estrela.

You can find a map of our office location on our Google map page

Disabled access

Our offices are fully equipped with facilities for disabled visitors including ramps for wheelchairs. If you need special assistance, please contact us before your visit.

Security regulations

The British Embassy Lisbon security regulations, in line with all British diplomatic missions world-wide, do not permit visitors to enter the embassy with mobile telephones, laptops, PDAs or any other similar electrical devices. We prefer that you arrive at the embassy without them. If this is not possible we will retain them at the entrance during your visit. Visitors are required to pass through a number of security checks where such items will be detected.

Weapons (including pepper sprays), or any object that our security staff consider could be used as a weapon (scissors, screwdrivers, small blades), are also forbidden. These will not be retained by our staff. Should you arrive with such an object you will not be granted access but will be asked to return without it.

These regulations are intended to help us ensure the security for our staff and visitors. Your co-operation is appreciated.


There’s no parking at or near the Consulate in Lisbon (the streets around the Embassy building at very congested with parked cars. There is an underground car park half way down Avenida Alvares Cabral (on the right in the direction of Largo do Rato).


For those who prefer to travel by bus to the British Embassy, you can find detailed information on Lisbon’s transport website where you can plan your route using the route simulator.


The nearest underground station to the Embassy is Rato, which is at the end of the yellow line. When arriving at Rato, take the exit sign posted “Alvares Cabral”. Route maps and service information can be found on the Lisbon Metro website.