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Consulate of the United Kingdom in Shanghai

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British Diplomatic mission in China. On this page you will find info on specific details such as consulate contact information, web presence, consular office hours and directions to the consulate. The consulate in Shanghai is not the only diplomatic representation of the United Kingdom in China. On this page you can also find all other British consulates located in China.


British Consulate General in Shanghai, China - The British Centre - 17F, 968 West Beijing Road - Shanghai, 200040 - China


(+86) (21) 3279 2000


(+86) (21) 6279 7651


consular.shanghai@fco.gov.uk (consular section)




Chris Wood - Consul General

Office Hours:

please see official website

Consulate Appointment

For an appointment at the British consulate in China, please check in first instance the consulate website gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-consulate-general-shanghai.

In the case that you are not able to arrange an appointment through the website you can contact the consulate in Shanghai by telephone (+86) (21) 3279 2000 or email consular.shanghai@fco.gov.uk (consular section)

Visa and Passports

The consulate of the United Kingdom in Shanghai can inform you about the scope of services they offer.

Always contact the British consulate before a visit since not every consulate in China offers visa and/or passport services.

Travel Insurance for China

A valid travel insurance is very important when you visit China. Check for details on our Travel page

Opening Hours

Please note: Consulate opening hours can vary. Always contact the Consulate before a visit.

British Consulates in China

The British Consulate in Shanghai is not the only British consular office in the region. For your convenience we also listed below all other consulates of the United Kingdom located in China. A British consulate can be found in the city of: Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan

Keep in mind that a consulate can have more or less or different consular services.

Search your Hotel close to the British Consulate in Shanghai

When you need to find a place to stay close to the British consulate we provide a handy hotel search box for accommodation in a hotel or guesthouse in Shanghai, China.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Consulate of the United Kingdom in Shanghai could have adjusted its services due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Contact the consulate before visiting.