Local Administration Offices in Beijing

Contact information for local administrative centres in Beijing, including where to go for visas, registering at a police station, adoption registration and more...

Government offices are open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00. Only authorities who regularly deal with foreigners offer services in English; otherwise a translator is needed.

The Beijing Municipal Government website provides information about all Beijing government departments. Availability of assistance in English varies from department to department. The website also has information in English about visas, entry requirements and registration requirements as well as information on living in Beijing.

The Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau has a Foreigner's Booklet on Security and Service in Beijing. It contains information on visas, registration requirements for newcomers, driving in China and pets.

Registering at a Public Security Bureau

Foreigners must submit a Temporary Lodging Registration Form with their local police station (Public Security Bureau - PSB) within 24 hours (72 hours in rural areas) after arriving in Beijing.

While hotels and guesthouses automatically register guests, residents in private accommodation must go to their neighbourhood police station to register.

  • For information from the Beijing Government on registration: Click here
  • For downloadable Residence Permit applications: Click here

PSB Offices in Beijing

  • Chaoyang Branch
    At: 1 Xiaoyun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday 09:00-12:00 and 13:30-17:30
  • Daxing Branch
    At: 35 Huangcun West Street, Daxing District, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday (except legal holidays) from 08:30-12:00 and 13:30-17:00
  • Dongcheng District Administrative Service Center
    At: 52 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday 09:00-12:00 and 13:30-17:30
  • Fangshan Branch
    At: 16 Hehuan Road, Fangshan, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday (except legal holidays) from 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:30
  • Haidian Branch Zhongguancun Science Park Service Centre
    At: 67 Fucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday 08:30-11:30 and 13:00-17:00
  • Mentougou Branch
    At: 45 Xinqiao Street, Mentougou, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday (except legal holidays) from 09:00-12:00 and 13:30-17:30
  • Pinggu Branch
    At: 13 Pinggu North Street, Pinggu District, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday (except legal holidays) from 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:30
  • Shijingshan Branch
    At: Gucheng South Street, Shijingshan, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday (except legal holidays) from 09:00-12:00 and 13:30-17:30
  • Shunyi Branch
    At: 8 Shun Ping West Road, Shunyi District
    Open: Monday to Saturday (except legal holidays) from 09:00-12:00 and 13:30-17:30
  • Tongzhou Branch
    At: 475 Jiao Wangzhuang, Tongzhou District, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
  • West Branch Service Center
    At: 3 New Wall Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday 09:00-16:30
  • Yanqing County Bureau
    At: 18 Hunan West Rd, Yanqing, Beijing
    Open: Monday to Saturday (except legal holidays) from 08:00-11:30 and 14:00-17:30

Other Beijing Government Offices

Intercountry Adoptions

The Beijing Municipal Government website has information for foreigners wishing to adopt a child from China. The site includes information on laws and regulations and registration forms.

  • For information from the Beijing Municipal Government on adoption for foreigners: Click here