Did you know that the procedure for applying for a British passport through the British Consulate in Hong Kong has changed?
the following is copied from the British Consulate Website
Changes to your application from 18 August
Please note the following changes that will affect your passport application. With effect from 18 August 2011, the Regional Passport Processing Centre in Hong Kong will process your passport. The passport will be printed in the United Kingdom. You will receive two packages, one containing the supporting documents you submitted, and the second package directly from the UK with your new passport.
Previously if you needed a new passport while living in Hong Kong you could go along to the Consulate, queue up to get through security, hand your phone in, then have your application processed in that office. This has changed. You can still submit your application to that office but it is sent to the UK, printed in the UK and sent back to you via DHL.
This means it takes much longer than it used to so be aware - you need to give yourself at least four weeks. I suggest six to be on the safe side, plus you can apply for a passport nine months before it expires.
If you fail to do this and do need to travel and have no vailid passport then you can apply for an Emergency Travel Document (100 pounds) which you can only apply for the day before you travel.
All the information is on the website but I really thought I should make people aware of this change because you need to allow a lot more time since they changed the system in August 2011
How to get there
Location and access
The British Consulate-General is located at
1 Supreme Court Road,
opposite the Conrad International Hotel.
The closest MTR station is Admiralty. Use Exit C1 and take the escalator up into Queensway Shopping Centre and walk into Pacific Place. Take the escalators up towards Hong Kong Park. You will come out on Supreme Court Road. Turn left for the British Council and British Consulate-General.
Entrance to our consular, visa and passport services is located on Justice Drive.
There is no parking or waiting room for cars outside the Consulate building.