Asia China China Guide Things To Do Essentials Itineraries All China Listings for the US Embassy and Consulates in China Written by Sara Naumann Twitter Linkedin Sarah Naumann is a long-term Shanghai resident and expert on travel to China. She currently writes for Air France's Flying Blue China Club. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Sara Naumann Updated 06/03/19 Share Pin Email narvikk/E+/Getty Images Why Would You Need to Visit the US Embassy or US Consulate General? Hopefully, you won't have to enlist the help of the American Citizen Services while traveling in China*. But should you find your handbag missing with all of your belongings, including your passport, you'll need to visit the nearest embassy or consulate to get a replacement. Aside from providing consular services such as passports and birth certificates (for US citizens born abroad), they also provide notary, tax and voting services. You would also need to contact them if you required assistance due to serious medical emergency, death or arrest. *Note: if you are relocating to China then you do want to familiarize yourself with the American Citizen Services offices or office nearest you. You'll want to register with them to receive updates and notices affecting US citizens. And you might require services such as new passports, etc. Where Do You Go? You needn't look up the address of the Embassy or Consulate building itself, as you probably wouldn't be let past security. The US Government has taken to locating visa (for non-US persons) and American Citizen Services offices outside the grounds of the Embassy and Consulates proper. See below for listings. American Citizen Services (ACS) Offices The US embassy and consulates have offices providing services to Americans living and traveling in China. The most basic services are passport and birth certificate (for US citizens born abroad) but they also provide notary, tax, and other services. It is this office that would also assist you should you require help due to serious medical emergency, death, and arrest. The US embassy and consulates close for both US and Chinese holidays as well as some administration days. Find the holiday schedule here. The embassy and consulates require an appointment when visiting so make sure you have scheduled yourself for the appropriate matter. In my experience, they're quite inflexible. In Case of Emergency All American Citizen Services (ACS) offices have emergency contact numbers. US Embassy, Beijing, ACS Office Address: 2 Xiu Shui Dong Jie US Consulate General, Chengdu, ACS Office Address: 4 Ling Shi Guan Road US Consulate General, Guangzhou, ACS Office Address: Huaxia Road near Zhujiang New Town Metro Station Exit B1, Zhujiang New Town neighborhood US Consulate General, Shanghai, ACS Office Address: 8th floor of the Westgate Mall, 1038 West Nanjing Road US Consulate General, Shenyang, ACS Office Address: No.52, 14 Wei Road, Heping District Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit How the State Department Can Help You Have a Safe Overseas Trip The 9 Best Travel Insurance Providers of 2021 Where to Find US Consulates and Embassies in Canada What Does it Take to Get a Marriage License in the Caribbean? How to Get a Thai Visa Is It Safe to Travel to Finland? Do You Need a Visa to Go to Hong Kong? How to Apply for a Brazilian Visa Best Roadside Assistance Plans of 2021 What You Need to Know About International Travel With Minors What To Do If Your Travel Companion Dies During Your Vacation Do You Need a Visa for Your Trip to Italy? How to Get a Visa for Business Travel to China Do You Need a Visa to Visit Macao? Do Canadians Require a Passport to Travel to Mexico? Do I Need a Tourist Visa to Visit Sweden?