The British Consulate-General in Chongqing represents the UK government in southwest China including Chongqing and provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou.

The British Consulate-General in Wuhan is currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The British Embassy Beijing provides consular services to British nationals living in and visiting China. 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.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in China, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in China during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

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 (0) 10 8529 6600.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

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

Apply online for an emergency travel document

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.

Commercial disputes

Read our advice for British nationals and UK companies on commercial disputes in China, covering details of what we can and cannot do if you are involved in a commercial dispute in China, as well as information on travel bans and where else to seek advice and support.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services offered at British Embassy Beijing. See the full list of consular fees in China.

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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.

Find out more in the country profile for Asia Regional.

Our people

Contact us

British Consulate-General Chongqing

Suite 2801, Metropolitan Oriental Plaza, 68 Zourong Road, Yu Zhong District
400010 Chongqing

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

Opening hours (local time):
Monday to Friday: 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm

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The Consular Section of the British Embassy Beijing

21st Floor North Tower, Kerry Centre, No.1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, 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 or call +86 (0) 10 8529 6600.

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