The British Consulate-General in Chongqing represents the UK government in southwest China including Chongqing and provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou.
The British Embassy Beijing provides consular services to British nationals living in and visiting Chongqing and Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces. You can access UK government services while in China.
Department for International Trade (DIT) team in Chongqing helps UK based companies pursue business opportunities in Southwest China and secure high-quality investment to the UK. Find out more about the business information of priority sectors in Southwest China.
If you’re travelling in China, see our China travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you’re in China and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online
If you’re in China and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +86 10 8529 6600. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British person in China, call 020 7136 6857 (24/7, 365 days a year).
Get an emergency travel document
Before you are able to leave China with an ETD you will need to obtain an Exit Visa from your local Public Security Bureau’s (PSB) Entry & Exit Division. This may take up to 10 working days. Consular staff can direct you to the nearest PSB.
Please note that we are unable to issue ETDs if requested for the following reasons:
- you wish to renew your Chinese residence permit – ETDs are for travel purposes only
- your normal passport is with the local PSB to renew your Chinese residence permit – the Chinese authorities will not permit you to hold more than one visa at the same time
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Consular assistance for British nationals in the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou is provided from our embassy in Beijing. Please visit the British Embassy Beijing page for more information.
Notarial and documentary services
Notarial and documentary services are available at our embassy in Beijing and consulates-general in Guangzhou and Shanghai. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide, and how to apply. It is not possible to obtain these services at British Consulate-General Chongqing.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) China and the British Embassy in China do not become directly involved in civil or commercial disputes between companies or individuals. Business disputes are primarily a private matter or one of arbitration for the courts.
Read our overseas business risk guide for China. This explains the options available to settle a commercial dispute in China. It also explains actions UK companies should take before entering into a commercial contract in China.
We charge fees for some of our services offered at British Embassy Beijing. See the full list of consular fees in China.
We also provide services in:
Development work in China
The UK and China work together on common development objectives such as helping poor countries address pandemics, recovery following natural disasters and building stronger economies in Africa.
- Development Tracker: China to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector
- China and the UK updates, news and events from the UK government in China
Find out more in the country profile for Asia Regional.
British Consulate-General Chongqing
The Consular Section of the British Embassy Beijing
Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
24/7 support is available by telephone for all routine enquiries and emergencies.
Please call +86 (0) 10 8529 6600.
Public access to the Consulate-General is by appointment only. Please visit gov.uk/world/china or call +86 (0) 10 8529 6600.