What is the difference between British Embassy and Consulate?

What is the difference between British Embassy and Consulate?

A consulate is where consular services are performed. Embassies will normally have a consular section. While there will only one British embassy in the country you visit, there may be a number of consulates. These would usually be in cities with the most tourists.

What can the British consulate do?

The main work of a British consul is to protect the interests of UK nationals. Consular staff can offer practical advice, help and support.

What happens in a consulate?

Activities of a consulate include protecting the interests of their citizens temporarily or permanently resident in the host country, issuing passports; issuing visas to foreigners and public diplomacy.

What’s the difference between a consulate and embassy?

An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. Consulates are like branch offices of the embassy; a nation can have several consulates in another country, usually located in all major cities of that country. Political and diplomatic relations are usually handled from the embassy.

What’s the difference between a consulate and an embassy?

Where is Britain’s biggest embassy?

It is one of Britain’s largest overseas embassies. It is located at 11 Guang Hua Lu, in the Chaoyang District….Embassy of the United Kingdom, Beijing.

British Embassy, Beijing
Ambassador Caroline Wilson
Website British Embassy, Beijing

What does the British Consulate-General in Shanghai do?

The British Consulate-General in Shanghai represents the UK government in Shanghai City, Zhejiang Province, Jiangsu Province and Anhui Province. Find out more on our UK and China news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting China. You can access UK government services while in China.

Where can I get a letter from the British Embassy in China?

Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at the British Embassy and Consulates in China. The British Embassy in Beijing and the British Consulates General in Guangzhou and Shanghai provide a limited range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals in China.

How do I contact someone in Shanghai?

If you’re in Shanghai and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +86 (0) 21 3279 2000. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in China, call 020 7008 1500.

What are the consular offices like in China?

Our consular offices in China operate in commercial buildings. Many restrict access to those holding a Green Health Code (sui shen ma) and comply with temperature checks. For everyone’s safety, Embassy/Consulate-General security personnel may conduct further temperature checks.