All Consular Sections in the U.S. Embassy and Consulates will be closed to the public on Friday, August 7 and Monday August 10. Individuals with Non-immigrant visa interview appointments scheduled for August 7 and August 10, 2015, should reschedule their appointments as soon as possible. Appointments can be rescheduled by following the instructions located on
We are closing in order to upgrade our computer systems, which is a part of our ongoing efforts to provide better service to all U.S. visa applicants worldwide.

Those with urgent travel should follow the instructions for expedited emergency appointment found on
We sincerely regret any inconvenience, and look forward to improving our visa process for visa applicants in China.

Immigrant Visa applicants with interview appointments on Monday, August 10, 2015, will be asked to come at the same time on Friday, August 14, 2015.

Important Application Information: Effective immediately, you must submit your COMPLETED DS-160 APPLICATION when you schedule your visa appointment, otherwise you will not be allowed entry to the Embassy/Consulate and will be required to reschedule your visa appointment. Applicants may only apply at the location indicated on their DS160 and appointment confirmation pages. Applicants with applications that are partially completed or have been changed after the appointment is made will also be required to reschedule their visa appointments.

Premium Home Delivery Option: Applicants for visas at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. consulates in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenyang can now choose the passport home delivery option (within Mainland China only) for a small fee. This includes both non-immigrant and immigrant visas. We will continue to offer free passport pickup service at more than 900 CITIC Bank locations throughout China.

Non-immigrant and Immigrant visa application fees changed on September 12, 2014. You will find full information about U.S. visa fees here.

CITIC is the only bank authorized to accept application fees for U.S. visas in the People’s Republic of China, and their branches are the only locations authorized by the U.S. Embassy to receive and return passports as a part of an application for a U.S. visa. The U.S. Embassy has not entered into any agreement with any other travel agencies and service providers for visa information and/or consultation services.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for China. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. Consulates General in Chengdu, Guanghzou, Shanghai, or Shenyang.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in China.