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Beijing 02:03, 03 Jan 2013

Our embassy

Welcome to the British Embassy in Beijing. We are one of Britain's largest overseas Embassies. Our overall objective is to promote the interests of the United Kingdom and contribute to a strong world community. More specifically, we aim to promote trade and investment between Britain and China, develop strong political, economic, cultural and defence ties, provide a fast and fair visa service, give effective consular protection to British nationals and, work in partnership with the Government of China on shared objectives in international development. Our operations have expanded as China's opening up has created new opportunities in politics and business. The Embassy, and its consulates in Chongqing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, provide consular assistance to British nationals in China.

Area of Jurisdiction under British Embassy Beijing:

Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Gansu, Ningxia, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Tibet, Hubei, Qinghai.  

Our Ambassador

Sebastian Wood

Sebastian Wood was appointed as Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China in January 2010.

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British Embassy Beijing

Location & access

Embassy location

Location maps and access information

How we can help

UK passport holder and airport staff looking at some forms.

We provide consular, visa, trade and press services.

Working for us

Working for us

Welcome to our careers section where you can find out more about working with us at the British Embassy in Beijing and our Consulates across China.

The Embassy and milestones

The site where the old British legation was located.

Find out more about the history of our Embassy.