Consul General to Hong Kong & Macao
The British Consulate-General in Hong Kong maintains and develops relations between the UK and Hong Kong.
We are here to support and protect UK interests in Hong Kong and Macao. The Consulate-General was officially opened on 1 July 1997, following the handover of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.
If you’re in Hong Kong or Macao and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +852 2901 3000. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Hong Kong, call 020 7008 1500.
Get 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 due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.
If you do not have a recent passport quality photo, we have a passport photo machine in the British Consulate-General’s consular section.
Please note we will only accept applications if you are travelling within 7 days from the date of your appointment and we will normally only issue an emergency travel document 1 day before travel unless a visa is required for the destination you are travelling to.
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 live outside of Hong Kong but plan to give birth in Hong Kong please call our consular staff for advice concerning travel documents.
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.
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Consulate-General Hong Kong.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
Consular fees detail charges for some services we provide at the Consulate.
British Consulate-General Hong Kong
1 Supreme Court Road
Main switchboard (+852) 2901 3000
Fax (+852) 2901 3008
Consular fax (+852) 2901 3204
Out of office hours Consular Emergency Service (+852) 2901 3000
The British Consulate-General is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:15pm
Consular contact form:
The Consular section is open on:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 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.
(Please note: appointments required for all notarial services and emergency travel documents)