Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Embassy and Consulates in China remain unable to resume routine nonimmigrant visa operations. We are currently offering as many appointments as local conditions, resources, and safety considerations allow. Current restrictions allow us to accommodate a limited number of appointments for applicants in certain nonimmigrant visa categories, including for emergency, mission-critical, and certain J, M, C1/D, exchange visitor visa services. We will resume routine nonimmigrant visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.

Immigrant visa services at our U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou are operating normally. For information about immigrant visa services, please visit U.S. Consulate Guangzhou’s immigrant visa website here. For information about visa services at other U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide, please visit usembassy.gov.

The U.S. Mission to China understands that many visa applicants have paid their visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2022, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at USTravelDocs.com, or email support-china@ustraveldocs.com or contact the call center, to request an emergency appointment.


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