British Embassy Beijing
11 Guang Hua Lu
Jian Guo Men Wai
Telephone (General enquiries only):
+86 (0) 10 5192 4000
Telephone (Consular assistance for British nationals): +86 (0) 10 8529 6600
Fax (General): +86 (0) 10 5192 4239
Fax (Trade & Investment): +86 (0) 10 5192 4218
Fax (Consular): +86 (0) 10 8529 6081
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to midday / 1:30pm to 5pm (Local time)
The British Emabssy in Beijing is one of Britain's largest overseas embassies. They promote UK interests through a strong, effective relationship with China.
The Embassy is a platform for all of the UK government’s interests in China. Their work covers a diverse range of issues, from bolstering global security to increasing mutual economic prosperity, from establishing stronger people-to-people ties to supporting British nationals in China.
Out-of-hours emergency assistance: British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call +86 (10) 5192 4000.
Notarial and documentary services: Information on how to apply for notarial services, such as official documents, certificates, and notes, available at British Consulates in China.
Passport renewal: For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that our consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.
Emergency travel documents: An emergency travel document enables British nationals abroad whose passport is lost/stolen or unavailable because it is being renewed or has been sent for visa application, to make a single or return journey to the UK or another country of residence, via a maximum of five transit countries.
Visas: Our Embassy and Consulates do not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page. For all visa enquiries, please contact the UK Visas & Immigration.
Registering a birth or death: Understanding your legal requirements in China and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
List of lawyers and interpreters: Lists of English speaking lawyers, translators and interpreters who may be able to provide you with legal services and official translations in China. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
List of hospitals: A list of hospitals & other medical service providers in China. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
List of funeral directors: A list of funeral directors who may be able to assist in international repatriation, and funeral services in China. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
Travel advice for China: Information, news and updates to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling in China.
We also produce guides for British nationals who need information about services that are not provided by our Consulates, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.
Living in China - a general set of information and links for British nationals who reside in China
Marriage in China - including details of who you need to talk to and what documents you may require
Adoption in China - including details of who you need to talk to and what documents you may require
Giving birth in China - advice on how to ascertain nationality for your child
Commercial disputes: Advice for British Nationals and UK Companies in China - including details of what we can and cannot do if you are involved in a commercial dispute in China.
How else we can help:
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
provide information about transferring funds
provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
help people with mental illness
do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
contact family or friends for you if you want
make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in all our consular offices.