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The Department of Consular Affairs(Centre for Consular Assistance and Protection)

Director-General: Guo Shaochun

Deputy Director-Generals: Lu Xu(female), Chen Xiongfeng, He Ying(female), Zhou Limin  

Main functions: The Department of Consular Affairs is responsible for a full range of consular affairs, including managing China's consular relations with foreign countries; issuing diplomatic passports, service passports and passports for public affairs; providing consular-related notary and authentication services; processing visas; administering foreign consular institutions in China; coordinating the handling of criminal and civil cases involving foreign nationals in China and making representations; protecting overseas Chinese; managing immigration affairs in cooperation with other departments; providing consular protection and assistance, developing policies and regulations and issuing early warnings and information on consular protection and assistance; and guiding the consular operation of China's overseas diplomatic missions and foreign affairs offices of local governments.

Tel: 86-10-65963500

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