British High Commission Information

In commonwealth capitals the UK's overseas missions are known as High Commissions.

There are generally five key areas of responsibility for each overseas British High Commission:

  • Consular Section - This section helps British nationals who are living or visiting that country with issues such as passport renewal or if they find themselves in trouble with the police of that country.
  • Visa Section - There are over 1,350 people working in British embassies/high commissions worldwide who assist with processing entry clearance applications.
  • Commercial Section - UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) provides trade development and inward investment services.
  • Political / Press and PR - Aim to increase the UK's image of integrity, creativity and openness.
  • Management Section - managing such things as budget and the day to day running of the offices.

British High Commission Visa Services

Tier 1 (General) Skilled Visa

Tier 2

Indefinite Leave to Remain

Partner Visas

Entry Clearance

Citizenship and Naturalisation

Youth Mobility Scheme

Worker Registration

Business Visas

Medical Practitioner Visa Requirements

Graduate Visa

Ancestry Visa

Student Visa

British Embassies Abroad

Below is a list of links to the websites of the major British Embassies and High Commissions that can be found abroad.  Please note that these sites are not part of the UK Visa Bureau, and we take no responsibility for the content or information within them.





North America

South America