British Consulate-General Shanghai

The British Centre, 17F Garden Square, 968 West Beijing Road
200041 Shanghai

Opening hours (local time):
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Counter services of the Consular Section (local time):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9.30am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm
Tuesday, Friday: 9.30am to 12pm

Disabled access

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and this Consulate-General are keen to ensure that their buildings and services are fully accessible to disabled members of the public. Wherever possible, we have made our buildings and services accessible. Sometimes however, this is not possible due to security or other restrictions. In these situations we will endeavour to provide a service or access to a building in an alternative way to ensure equality of access for disabled people. To assist disabled visitors, we have set out below details of disabled access at this Consulate-General. We hope this information is helpful.

General physical access

If you foresee requiring any assistance, please telephone us in advance of your visit so we can ensure that we are able to provide access for you (Tel: +86 (0)21 3279 2000 and ask for the Security Manager).

  • Entrances: Disabled access exists to the Garden Square Building. Please telephone +86 (0)21 3279 2000 for assistance in advance.
  • steps and staircases are clear and unobstructed
  • toilets: a disabled toilet is located in the 16th floor of Garden Square
  • floor coverings: floor coverings are safe and even
  • doors: if necessary, the security guards can assist in opening doors
  • lighting: adequate throughout
  • emergency/evacuation: procedures are in place to assist disabled persons in the event of emergency/evacuation
  • phones: accessible to wheelchair users

Office holidays

British Consulate-General Shanghai: Public Holidays 2017

Date Public Holidays
Monday 2 January New Year
Monday 27 January Chinese New Year
Monday 30 January Chinese New Year
Tuesday 31 January Chinese New Year
Tuesday 4 April Tomb Sweeping Day
Friday 14 April Good Friday
Monday 17 April Easter Monday
Monday 1 May Labour Day
Tuesday 30 May Dragon Boat Festival
Monday 2 October National Day
Tuesday 3 October National Day
Wednesday 4 October National Day
Monday 25 December Christmas Day
Tuesday 26 December Boxing Day