Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau
|Consulate General of the United States,|
Hong Kong and Macau
|Address||No. 26, Garden Road,|
Hong Kong Island,
|Consul General||Hanscom Smith|
|Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau|
Due to Hong Kong and Macau's special status, and in accordance with the United States–Hong Kong Policy Act, the U.S. Consulate General to Hong Kong operates as an independent mission, with the Consul General as the "Chief of Mission" (with title of "Ambassador)". The Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau is not under the jurisdiction of the United States Ambassador to China, and reports directly to the U.S. Department of State as do other Chiefs of Mission, who are Ambassadors in charge of Embassies.
All recent Consuls-General are at the Career Minister rank in the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, whereas many other Ambassadors are only Minister Counsellor.
In 1843 the Americans established a consulate in Hong Kong with the consul working out of his residence. 9 Ice House Street (now The Galleria) began hosting the consulate in the early 1920s, and later the 1935 Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Building became the consulate's home.
In the May 2012 Office of Inspector General's report on the consulate, the following statistics were provided on its operations:
- 123 U.S. direct-hire employees
- 22 Locally Employed Americans (including eligible family members)
- 186 Locally Employed foreign national staff
- FY 2012 operating budget of $30.1M
- 60,000 U.S. citizens live in Hong Kong and Macau
- For FY 2011, the workload included approximately 8,000 passport adjudications, 3,600 immigrant visas, 65,000 nonimmigrant visa applications, 900 consular reports of birth abroad, and 170 renunciations.
Within the consulate, several US agencies operate, including the Department of Homeland Security (Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection), the Department of Defense, and Department of Justice (Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service).
The Consulate building at 26 Garden Road has the longest lease in all of the People's Republic of China, a 999-year lease backdated to start on 9-Apr-1950. The last 999-year lease granted before this was in 1901, meaning the consulate has 49 more years of length than the next newest 999-year lease. There is an on-site gymnasium in the building.
The consulate's warehouse is located at 11/F, 14/F, and 15/F at Leader Centre, 37 Wong Chuk Hang Rd.
In addition, the Consulate owns employee residences on 37 Shouson Hill Road, where a private shuttle takes employees to the Consulate building.
There are also at least 4 employee residences at Wilshire Park, 12-14 Macdonnell Rd.
List of U.S. Consuls-General for Hong Kong and MacauEdit
- Thomas W. Waldron (Consul, 1843-1844) 
- Frederick Busch (Consul 1845-1853) 
- Henry Anthon (Vice Consul and occasionally Acting Consul, 1850-1854)
- James Keenan (Consul 1854-61)
- Horace N. Congar (Consul 1862-1865)
- Isaac Jackson Allen (Consul 1865-1869)
- Colonel C.N. Golding (Consul 1869-1870)
- David H. Bailey (Consul 1870-1877)
- Dr. Robert Morris Tindall (Consul 1874)
- H. Selden Loring (Vice Consul 1874)
- John S. Mosby (1878–1885)
- Beverly Clarke Mosby (Vice & Deputy Consul 1884)
- Robert E. Withers (1885-1889)
- Oliver H. Simons (Consul 1889-1893)
- William E. Hunt (Consul 1893-1897)
- Rounsevelle Wildman (Consul General 1897-1901)
- John A. Hunt (Vice & Deputy Consul 1897)
- Edwin Wildman (Vice & Deputy Consul General 1898) 
- William Alvah Rublee (1901-1902)
- Edward S. Bragg (1903–1906)
- Harry M. Hobbins (Vice & Deputy Consul General 1904-05)
- Wilbur T. Gracey (Vice & Deputy Consul General 1905-06)
- Stuart J. Fuller (Vice Consul 1906-10)
- Amos Parker Wilder (Consul General 1906-09)
- George E. Anderson (Consul General 1910-20)
- Algar E. Carleton (Vice & Deputy Consul General 1910-11)
- John B. Sawyer (Vice Consul 1911-14)
- John B. Sawyer (Vice Consul 1915-17)
- Leighton Hope (Vice Consul 1917)
- Algar E. Carleton (Vice Consul 1917)
- Hugh S. Miller (Vice Consul 1921-22)
- Verne S. Staten (Vice Consul 1921)
- Leighton Hope (Consul 1921)
- William H. Gale (Consul General 1921-24)
- William J. McCafferty (Vice Consul 1921-23)
- John B. Sawyer (Vice Consul 1921)
- Francis O. Seidle (Vice Consul 1922)
- William J. McCafferty (Consul 1923)
- Leroy Webber (Vice Consul 1924)
- William J. McCafferty (Consul 1924)
- Maurice Walk (Vice Consul 1924)
- Jake R. Summers (Vice Consul 1924)
- Roger C. Tredwell (Consul General 1925-29)
- Lynn W. Franklin (Consul 1925)
- John J. Muccio (Vice Consul 1926)
- Harold Shantz (Consul 1926-29)
- Kenneth C. Krentz (Vice Consul 1926-32)
- Lynn W. Franklin (Consul 1926-27)
- John J. Muccio (Consul 1927-29)
- Perry N. Jester (Vice Consul 1928-31)
- Cecil B. Lyon (Vice Consul 1932)
- Donald D. Edgar (Vice Consul 1932)
- John R. Putnam (Consul 1932)
- George Bliss Lane (Vice Consul 1932)
- Douglas Jenkins (Consul General 1932)
- Addison E. Southard (Consul General November 5, 1937 – June 30, 1942)
- Karl L. Rankin (October 1949 – August 1950) 
- Walter P. McConaughy (August 1950 – June 1952)
- Julian F. Harrington (July 1952 – December 1954)
- Everett F. Drumright (December 1954 – March 1958)
- James Pilcher (March 1958 – March 1959)
- John M. Steeves (March 1959 – August 1959)
- Ambassador Julius C. Holmes (September 1959 – March 1961)
- Sam P. Gilstrap (April 1961 – October 1961)
- Marshall Green (November 1961 – August 1963)
- Edward E. Rice (February 1964 – September 1967)
- Edwin W. Martin (October 1967 – July 1970)
- David L. Osborn (August 1970 – March 1974)
- Ambassador Charles T. Cross (March 1974 – September 1977)
- Thomas P. Shoesmith (October 1977 – October 1981)
- Burton Levin (February 1982 – July 1986)
- Donald M. Anderson (July 1986 – June 1990)
- Ambassador Richard L. Williams (June 1990 – June 1993)
- Richard W. Mueller (June 1993 – July 1996)
- Ambassador Richard A. Boucher (August 1996 – July 1999)
- Ambassador Michael Klosson (August 1999 – July 2002)
- James R. Keith (August 2002 – April 2005)
- Ambassador James B. Cunningham (4 August 2005 – July 2008)
- Ambassador Joseph R. Donovan, Jr. (August 2008 – July 2009)
- Christopher J. Marut (Acting Consul General) (July 2009 – February 2010)
- Ambassador Stephen M. Young (March 2010 - July 2013)
- Ambassador Clifford A. Hart (July 2013 – July 2016)
- Ambassador Kurt W. Tong (August 2016 – July 2019)
- Hanscom Smith (July 2019 – present)
- British Consulate-General, Hong Kong
- Canadian Consulate-General, Hong Kong (Commission of Canada, Hong Kong prior to 1997)
- Consular missions in Hong Kong
- Diplomatic missions of the United States
- Hong Kong–United States relations
- United States–Hong Kong Policy Act
- Americans in Hong Kong
- Americans in China
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