List of Consular Services
that it is the British Government's policy that fees for consular
services should be set to recover the full costs involved without
being subsidised from UK general taxation. The fees are therefore
calculated on the basis of the full cost (staff, accommodation and
overheads) proportionate to the average time taken to perform the
service. The fees are calculated in sterling and are applied on
a worldwide basis. They are reviewed annually. Payment is generally
made in the country where the service is performed, is normally
levied in advance and must be made in local currency.
offered by the British Embassy in Beijing include:
- Issuing new
passports and replacement passports when one has been lost. A
police report is required in the latter case.
notices of intended marriages.
- Issuing certificates
of No Impediment to allow British citizens to marry in China.
on British nationality.
protection of British passport-holders in China, including providing
financial assistance and repatriation.
the necessary visas to allow Chinese children who have been adopted
by British parents to travel to the UK.