We develop and sustain the important and longstanding bilateral relationship between the UK and Hong Kong.

We deal with a wide range of political, commercial and economic questions of interest to the UK and Hong Kong.

We are here to support and protect UK interests in Hong Kong and Macao. The Consulate-General, one of the UK’s largest, was officially opened on 1 July 1997, following the handover of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.

Our services

Out-of-hours emergency assistance

British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call +852 2901 3000 (press 4) to be put through to our Global Response Centre.

Passport extensions

Details of how to get a passport extension can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, please call our Consular section on +852 2901 3000 (option 2).

Emergency Travel Documents

Information about how to get an emergency travel document if your UK passport is lost or stolen.

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 we cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.


For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Visas and Immigration website

Home Office Registrations

Information on the main requirements for registering as a British citizen under the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997, and Section 4B British Nationality Act 1981.

Notarial and documentary services

Information on the notarial and documentary services provided by the Consulate-General and our current consular fees.

Births, deaths and marriages

The British Consulate-General Hong Kong no longer accepts applications to register births or deaths which occurred overseas. This service has now transferred to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK.

There are no changes to the entitlement to register a birth or death. The processing time will remain the same. However, you will now need to allow extra time for the documents to be sent to and from the UK. See www.gov.uk/register-a-birth or www.gov.uk/register-a-death for further information.

Information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Travel advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Guides we produce

Our prisoner pack aims to explain the legal and prison system to British nationals who are imprisoned in Hong Kong. You can also read about how to apply for a transfer back to a UK prison.

Our list of English speaking lawyers has been prepared for the convenience of British nationals who require legal advice. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the embassy, consulate or UK government.

Living in Hong Kong provides information for those planning on coming to live, or currently living in Hong Kong

Consular fees detail charges for some services we provide at the Consulate-General.

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 are a victim of crime, need medical help or are in hospital

  • provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors

  • 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 international child abduction, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping

  • 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 consular fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in all our consular offices.

What the Consulate-General cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings

  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures

  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers

  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people

  • pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)

  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation

  • make business arrangements on your behalf

Our people

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson

Consul General to Hong Kong & Macao

    Contact us

    British Consulate-General Hong Kong

    1 Supreme Court Road

    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong

    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:15pm

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    Consular section

    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm for personal callers;
    Monday to Thursday, 9:00am to 4:30pm and Friday, 9:00am to 4:15pm for telephone enquiries.

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