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.

Find out more on our UK and Hong Kong news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Hong Kong and Macao. You can access UK government services while in Hong Kong.

Urgent assistance

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

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.

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 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

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

Consular fees

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

Our people

Andrew Heyn OBE

Andrew Heyn OBE

Consul General to Hong Kong & Macao

Contact us

British Consulate-General Hong Kong

1 Supreme Court Road

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Opening hours:
The British Consulate-General is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:15pm

The Consular section public counters open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm. All personal callers must make an appointment via our online system, or by phoning (+852) 2901 3000 in advance.

Consular telephone enquiries operate Monday to Thursday, 9:00am to 4:30pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:15pm.

Access and opening times