British Consulate-General, Hong Kong

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British Consulate-General,
Hong Kong
HK British Consulate Justice Drive 1.JPG
Location Hong Kong Hong Kong
Address 1 Supreme Court Road,
Hong Kong Island,
Hong Kong
Ambassador Caroline Wilson (Consul-General)

The British Consulate-General, Hong Kong, located at 1 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island, is the largest British consulate-general in the world and is bigger than many British embassies and high commissions abroad.[1] It is responsible for maintaining British ties with Hong Kong[2] and Macao.[3]

The British Consulate-General was also the Regional Passport Processing Centre, handling passport applications from British citizens resident elsewhere in Asia.[4]

Previously, it also processed applications received by the British Trade and Cultural Office in Taipei, Taiwan.[5] Besides, it also receives registrations of marriages from British nationals in the Republic of China, although there is no legal requirement for British nationals to do so.[6]

Due to Hong Kong's unique status, the consul-general reports directly to the Foreign Office, instead of going through the British Embassy in Beijing, the Chinese capital.[7]

The consulate-general was designed by British architects Terry Farrell and Partners. Occupied in October 1996, it was a HK$ 290 million project, with the British Council in an adjoining building opened in the following December.

Together with the United States Consulate General, the Consulate General of Malaysia, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, the British Consulate-General is among the few consulates-general in the territory to have its own buildings.

List of British Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macao[8][edit]

Name Tenure Begin Tenure End Birth Date British Monarch Hong Kong
Chief Executive
Francis Cornish
1 July 1997 November 1997 (1942-05-18) 18 May 1942 (age 73) Queen Elizabeth II Tung Chee-hwa
Sir Donald Tsang
Henry Tang
Sir Donald Tsang
Sir Andrew Burns
November 1997 June 2000 (1943-07-21) 21 July 1943 (age 72)
Sir James Hodge
June 2000 November 2003 (1943-12-24) 24 December 1943 (age 71)
Stephen Bradley
November 2003 March 2008 (1958-04-04) 4 April 1958 (age 57)
Andrew Seaton
March 2008 September 2012 (1954-04-20) 20 April 1954 (age 61) Sir Donald Tsang
Leung Chun Ying
Caroline Wilson[9]
September 2012 Leung Chun Ying

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Coordinates: 22°16′34.25″N 114°9′53.7″E / 22.2761806°N 114.164917°E / 22.2761806; 114.164917