How to get here
Asked to be dropped off at the St. John’s Building, 33 Garden Road. The Consulate is across the street and up the hill. The address of the St. John’s Building in Chinese script is 聖約翰大廈 花園道 33 號.
Use Exit J2 (stairs only) or the platform elevator to exit Central station. From Exit J2, follow signs to the Peak Tram Station. The Consulate is across the street and up the hill from the Peak Tram Station.
If you exit Central MTR station via the elevator, you will come out facing Pedder Street. Follow Pedder Street south (right) to Des Voeux Road Central, and then follow Des Voeux Road Central east (left) to Garden Road. Follow Garden Road south (right) up the hill to the Consulate.
Take routes 12, 12A, 12M, 13, 23, 23B, 40, 40M and 103. Get off at St. John’s Cathedral on Garden Road. The Consulate is up the hill two blocks and on the right.
Once you are here
Please follow the instructions below to the appropriate office. Please do not bring bundles or bags with you when you come to the Consulate. Please also be aware that food, liquids, and cell phones are not permitted inside the building.
- The American Citizen Services located on the First Floor: Please see American Citizen Services for more information.
Visitors are prohibited from introducing the following onto the compound:
Prohibited Items (NOTE: The Consulate cannot store these items. Visitors in possession of these items will be turned away from the Consular Section.)
- Firearms/Edged weapons
- Explosive devices
- Flammable liquids
- Any food or consumable. Drinking water is available
- Other weapons/contraband
- Large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages classed above airplane cabin-size allowance – roughly 56cm x 36cm x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″) – are also not allowed.
Non-Dangerous Prohibited Items (Retained at the Guard Checkpoint)
- Electronic devices (cellular telephones, BlackBerry units, PDAs, Bluetooth devices etc.)
- USB/thumb drives
- Recording devices (includes smart watches and other non-traditional devices)
- Still/video cameras
- Pocket knife with a blade of less than 2.5 inches
- Other items deemed contraband by Regional Security Officer
Access to the Consulate is limited and generally only applicants or other people with appointments are permitted to enter and be present in the ACS, NIV, and IV Units. Special Needs Visitors: Applicants may bring one person to assist them if they are: over 80 years of age, a minor child, or are disabled and require assistance to complete the application process. On a case-by-case basis, visa applicants may be accompanied by ONE non-applicant to assist the applicant during the visa application process.
Please note: The Consulate has the right to refuse entry to any persons.
Due to waiting room size, the large volume of applicants and the time required to screen consular clients, persons not meeting the criteria above will not be permitted to accompany an applicant. Drivers, friends, and extra relatives, including the relatives of interpreters, must wait outside or return to meet the applicant after the interview has been completed.
Last modified: April 26, 2017