British High Commission Ottawa

80 Elgin Street
Ottawa Ontario K1P 5K7

About us

Visit our profile page for more about the work we do.

Opening hours

Due to security considerations, public access is by appointment only.

Telephone: 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Emergency consular assistance following the death, hospitalisation, arrest, or other serious incident involving a British national is available 24 hours by calling +1 613 237 1530

Visa enquiries

   Service not offered at this location

Check if you need a visa or send an enquiry to UK Visas and Immigration.


   Service not offered at this location

Find out how to apply for a British passport or send an enquiry to Her Majesty’s Passport Office.

Services available by appointment in Ottawa

Make an appointment on-line for the following services, or contact us by telephone for further help.

Disabled Access

Our offices are fully equipped with facilities for disabled visitors. If you need special assistance, please contact us before you arrange an appointment.

Press enquiries

Our press team answers media enquiries about the work of the UK government and the British High Commission in Ottawa. We can’t help with passport or visa enquiries.

Media enquiries

Trevor Kerr
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa Ontario K1P 5K7

Department for International Trade (DIT)

Department for International Trade helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy, acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business.

Public holidays in 2018

On the following public holidays, our office will be closed for normal business. Emergency consular assistance for British nationals is available by telephone.

Date Holiday
Monday 1 January New Year’s Day
Monday 19 February Family Day
Friday 30 March Good Friday
Monday 2 April Easter Monday
Monday 21 May Victoria Day
Monday 2 July in lieu of Canada Day
Monday 6 August Civic Holiday
Monday 3 September Labour Day
Monday 8 October Thanksgiving
Monday 12 November in lieu of Remembrance Day
Monday 24 December Christmas Privilege Day
Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December Boxing Day