Embassy & Consulates of U.K. in China

 

Embassy of U.K.in Beijing

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Sebastian Wood
Address: No. 11, Guang Hua Road, Jian Guo Men Wai, Beijing, 100600
Tel: (+86)(10) 5192 4000 (General enquiries only)
       (+86) (10) 8529 6083 (Consular assistance for British nationals)  
Fax: (+86) (10) 5192 4239
        (+86)(10) 5192 4218 (Trade & Investment)
        (+86)(10) 8529 6081 
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, 13:30-17:00 
                    (Monday-Friday, except public holidays)  
Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/china

Transportation: Visitors can take No 28, 43, 120, 126 Bus, and get off at Fangcaodinan Stop; or take No 1 Metro Line and get off at Yonganli Station, then come out from Entrance C and walk northward, it will take you about 10 minutes to get to the crossroad of Dong Daqiao Road and Guang Hua Road, then turn west and walk about 200 meters; or take No 10 Metro Line and get off at Jintaixinzhao Station, then come out from Entrance D and walk westward, it will take you about 20 minutes.

Consular Areas:
U.K. Embassy in Beijing is responsible for Municipalities of Beijing, Tianjin, Provinces of Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Gansu, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Hubei, Qinghai, Jiangxi, and Autonomous Regions of Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet

 Consular Section (Help for British Nationals)
Address: 21st Floor North Tower, Kerry Centre, No.1 Guang Hua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing  100020
Telephone: (+86)(10) 8529 6083
Fax: (+86)(10) 8529 6081
Out of Hours: (+86)(10) 5192 4000
Email: consular.beijing@fco.gov.uk 
Counter Services: 
Monday-Thursday: 9.00-12.00, 13.00-15.00
Friday: 9.00-12.00
Telephone Enquiries:
Monday - Friday: 08:30-16:00

To note the consular section operates on a 'by appointment only' system, please call the office in advance prior to showing up, or book an on-line appointment through its official website.

Transportation: Visitors can take No 1 Metro Line and get off at Guomao Station, then come out from Entrance A2 and walk northward, it will take you about 5 minutes; or take No 10 Metro Line and get off at Jintaixinzhao Station, then come out from Entrance D.

Parking: Please use Kerry Centre's parking area.

Security:
Upon arrival at the Gatehouse Reception, all visitors will be asked to show ID card and be issued a visitor pass. They must leave all electronic items (mobile phones and other electronic items) at the Gatehouse Reception. When visitors leave, they must hand in their passes and collect any items left in Reception.

 Visa Application Centre
Opening Hours: 07:30-14:30, Monday-Friday (except public holidays)
Address: Oriental Kenzo Plaza, Room G-L, 23rd Floor, No 48 Dongzhimenwai Street, Beijing
Transportation: Visitors can take the No 2 Metro Line or No 13 Metro Line and get off at Dongzhimen Station, then come out from Entrance C.
Parking: Please use Oriental Kenzo Plaza's parking area.

 Visa Fee for Chinese Passport Holders

Type

Crown Dependencies Join Family Settlement Study Work Visit Transit Other

Fee in CNY
(based on travel purpose and visa validity)

 820 ~ 8,675 820 ~ 19,425 4,810 ~ 19,425 820 ~ 7,520 820 ~ 8,570 820 ~ 7,520 545 2,835 or free

2019 Public Holidays:
Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Chinese New Year February 4 - 6 Monday - Wednesday
Qingming Festival April 5 Friday
Good Friday April 19 Friday
Easter Day  April 22 Monday
International Labor Day May 1 Wednesday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 13 Friday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 3 Tuesday - Thursday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday
Boxing Day December 26 Thursday

 

Consulate General of U.K. in Shanghai

Consul-General: Mr. Brian Davidson
Address: Suite 301, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nan Jing Xi Lu, Shanghai 200040
Email: britishconsulate.shanghai@fco.gov.uk
Consular Areas: Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui and Zhejiang

 Consular Section (Help for British Nationals)
Address: Suite 319, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nan Jing Xi Lu, Shanghai 200040
Telephone: (+86)(21) 3279 2000
Fax: (+86)(21) 6279 7651
Out of Hours: (+86) (21) 3279 2000
Email: consular.shanghai@fco.gov.uk
Office Hours of Counter Services/Telephone Inquires:
Monday-Thursday: 08:30-12:00, 14:00-16:00
Friday: 08:30-12:00
To note the consular section operates on a 'by appointment only' system, please call the office in advance prior to showing up, or book an on-line appointment through its official website.

 

Consulate General of U.K. in Guangzhou

Consul-General: Mr Alastair Morgan
Consular Areas: Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi, Hainan and Hunan

 Consular Section (Help for British Nationals)
Address: 2/F, Main Building, Guangdong International Hotel, 339 Huanshi Dong Lu, Guangzhou 510098
Phone: (+86)(20) 8314 3000
Fax: (+86)(20) 8331 2799
Out of Hours: (+86)(20) 8314 3000
Email: consular.guangzhou@fco.gov.uk
Counter Services: Monday to Friday: 09:00-13:00
Telephone Inquires: Monday to Friday: 09:00-13:00, 14:00-16:30
To note the consular section operates on a 'by appointment only' system, please call the office in advance prior to showing up, or book an on-line appointment through its official website.

 

Consulate General of U.K. in Chongqing

Consul-General: Mr Simon Lever 
Consulate Areas: Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou

 Consular Section (Help for British Nationals) 
Address: Suite 2801, Metropolitan Tower, 68 Zourong Road, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing 400010
Tel: (+86)(23) 6369 1500
Fax: (+86)(23) 6369 1525
Out of Hours: (+86)(23) 6369 1500
Email: consular.chongqing@fco.gov.uk
Counter Services: Monday to Friday: 09:00-12:00, 13:30-15:30
Telephone Inquiries: Monday to Friday: 09:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00
To note the consular section operates on a 'by appointment only' system, please call the office in advance prior to showing up, or book an on-line appointment through its official website.

 

Consulate General of U.K. in Hong Kong

Consul-General: Mr Andrew Seaton
Address: 1 Supreme Court Road, Hong Kong
Switchboard: (+852) 2901 3000 including out of hours Consular Emergency Service 
Phone: (+852) 2901 3000 Main Switchboard
       (+852) 2901 3222 Consular
       (+86) 21 2893 9105 Visa Information Services
       (+44) 208 082 4744 Passport Information Helpline
Fax: (+852) 2901 3204 - Consular
Consular Areas: Hong Kong, Macau

Public Opening Hours:
08:30-17:15, Monday-Friday, except holidays

For Passport
Level 3 (entrance on Justice Drive)
Mon.to Fri., 08:30–13:30 for applications and collections.

For Consular
Level 3 (entrance on Justice Drive)
Mon.to Fri., 09:00–14:00 for personal callers;
Mon.to Thur., 09:00–16:30 and Fri, 09:00–16:15 for telephone enquiries.

For Visa Application Centre
Level 2 (entrance on Justice Drive)
Mon.to Fri, applications by appointment only, collections from 15:30 to 16:30.

 Please contact China Embassy in U.K. if British will go to China.

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- Last modified on Oct. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Embassy & Consulates of U.K. in China
Asked by Sergey from RUSSIA | Jul. 02, 2019 19:04Reply
Hello! I’m Russian citizen. Living in Vladivostok. Which is just 2 hours flight from Beijing.
Usually I apply for British visas in Moscow, but Moscow is 9 hours flight from Vladivostok and almost triple time more expensive then flight to Beijing. I have 1 year multiple business visa to China. Can I apply for British visa in Beijing? If yes, please tell me which documents is necessary to provide. Thanks in advance.
Answers (2)
Answered by Linda from USA | Jul. 03, 2019 18:55
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Sergey, you can contact with British Embassy in China for detailed information.
Answered by Sergey from RUSSIA | Jul. 03, 2019 20:49
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Thanks for your reply. I did it already. And there is no free call or free email to contact them. So, in their reply I didn’t find answer on my question. I’m just worry that business visa will be not enough to apply for UK visa in China and they will ask about permit residence of China or something like this. And also I’m worry that I will make an online application, pay visa fee, buy flight tickets to Beijing and when will come to visa center they will decline my appointment.
Asked by Kamran Aziz from CHINA | Feb. 18, 2019 05:17Reply
Procedure to Apply for UK Tourist vis
I want to know the procedure for applying visit visa for England. I want give you some information about myself I am from Pakistan I am studying China for my Masters in Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. I am planing to visit my sister in England in my holidays.I would be very thankful to you if you could help me about the procedure and the documents required for my application.

Regards
Kamran Aziz
Answers (1)
Answered by Hall | Feb. 19, 2019 17:23
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Hi, first, you may need to provide a filled-out application form affixed with passport-style photo, your passport and its photocopy, residence permit in China, round trip air tickets, and hotel booking record, studying certificate as well as other required documents. Then, submit the application to the visa office.
Asked by Riana from CHINA | Apr. 11, 2018 18:57Reply
Uk tourist visa
Hi I want to go travel in the uk but will be finished working in China by July so won’t be coming back to China but only want to go there towards end of July. Could I be able to apply at consulate here? I am South African. What documents do you need and how long is the process?
Answers (1)
Answered by May from GERMANY | Apr. 11, 2018 22:42
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Hi, if you want to apply for a UK tourist visa from mainland China, you may need to provide your passport and copy of its data page, the completed application form attached with a passport-style photo, round trip air tickets, hotel reservation and other required documents. It may take 10 days for the processing. Just for reference.
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