Embassy of the United Kingdom in Beijing


The British Embassy in China is a bilateral mission in Beijing and promotes British interests in China. The embassy of the United Kingdom also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of China. The British Embassy in Beijing is headed by Sir Christopher Hum - Ambassador of the United Kingdom to China.


British Embassy in Beijing, China 11 Guang Hua Lu Jian Guo Men Wai Beijing 100600 China


(+86) (10) 5192 4000


(+86) (10) 6532 1937


consularmailbeijing@fco.gov.uk beijingvisamail@fco.gov.uk




Sir Christopher Hum - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Mon-Fri: 0830-1200 and 1330-1700

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in China require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the British embassy in Beijing you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for the United Kingdom

For all British visa related matters contact the embassy in Beijing before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.britishembassy.org.cn ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+86) (10) 5192 4000 or email consularmailbeijing@fco.gov.uk beijingvisamail@fco.gov.uk

Consulates of the United Kingdom in China

Next to the embassy in Beijing there could be additional British consulates located in China.

Please check below for the locations of the British consulates in China.

British Consulates in China

Next to the embassy in Beijing, the United Kingdom has consulates in the following cities: Chongqing, Guangzhou and Shanghai

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the British Embassy in Beijing offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from China to United Kingdom as wel as for British citizens in China. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, British nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.