British High Commission New Delhi

Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021

Office hours

Monday-Friday: 0900-1700 hrs

Monday-Friday: 0900-1500 hrs (Consular phone enquiries)

Monday-Friday: 0930-1230 hrs (Consular counter hours)

VFS in Delhi

Public holidays

Our offices will be closed for the following public holidays in 2017:

Date Event
Thursday 26 January Republic Day
Friday 24 February Mahashivratri
Monday 13 March Holi
Friday 14 April Good Friday
Monday 17 April Easter Monday
Friday 26 May Queen’s Birthday Privilege Holiday
Monday 26 June Idul Fitr
Monday 7 August Raksha Bandhan
Tuesday 15 August Independence Day
Monday 2 October Gandhi Jayanti
Thursday 19 October Diwali
Friday 20 October Diwali Privilege Holiday
Monday 25 December Christmas Day
Tuesday 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.