British High Commission Gaborone

Plot 1079-1084,
Main Mall
off Queens Road,


Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 4.30 pm and Friday: 8 am to 1 pm

Visa Hours

Our Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Gaborone is now operated by FedEx, located at their premises:

Unit 1, Plot 79, Gaborone International Commerce Park, Gaborone

It is open 5 mornings a week. At the same time, we are making the following changes to the visa service that we offer:

There will be a charge of £59 to use the Visa Application Centre in Gaborone. This will be in addition to the visa fee and will be charged at the point of booking the appointment and will cover the cost of providing the application submission facilities in Gaborone. Your appointment at this Visa Application Centre will not be honoured if this fee is not paid.

A new Priority Visa service will also be offered for an additional fee of £100. Priority Visa applications will normally be processed within 5 days.

Consular Service Hours

Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 12 pm Only except for emergencies

Customers will be served on a first come served basis during our consular service hours however those with emergencies can call the High Commission outside these times and seek assistance from the Consular Officer.

Public Holidays 2017

Date Holiday
Monay 02 January New Year’s Day
Friday 14 April Good Friday
Monday 17 April Easter Monday
Monday 01 May Labour Day
Friday 26 May Ascension Day
Monday 29 May Spring Bank Holiday
Tuesday 30 May Priviledge Holiday for Queen’s birthday
Monday 17 July President’s Day
Tuesday 18 July Public Holiday
Monday 28 August “Summer Bank Holiday
Monday 2 October Public Holiday
Tuesday 3 October Holiday in lieu of Botswana Day
Monday 25 December Christmas Day
Tuesday 26 December Boxing Day

Disabled Access

Please call us if you would like to arrange parking at our car park, which allows easier access to the building.

Wherever possible, we have made our buildings and services accessible. Sometimes, however, this is not possible due to security or other restrictions.