It will not be possible to pick up any passport at any CITIC location, Wednesday, February 18 to Sunday 22. Applicants should apply in a timely manner in order to obtain their passport prior to Chinese New Year. Starting Monday, February 23, applicants will be able to pick up their passports again at their preferred CITIC location. 

Home Delivery Option:

Effective immediately, applicants for visas at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. Consulates in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenyang will have the option to 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 pick-up service at more than 900 CITIC Bank locations throughout Mainland China.

More information about the new ten year business and tourist visa and five year student visa can be found here.

Nonimmigrant and immigrant visa application fees for certain visa categories will change on September 12, 2014.
All visa applicants must pay the fee amounts in effect on the day they pay, with the exception of Immigrant Visa application processing fees paid domestically to the National Visa Center (NVC), which will be effective as of the date of billing.

Fees that will decrease are not refundable.
If you paid a visa fee before September 12, 2014 and that fee decreased, we cannot give you a refund.

Fees that will increase (nonimmigrant fees only): Visa fees paid will be accepted 90 days after the new fees go into effect, as follows:

  • If you paid your visa fee before September 12, 2014, and your visa interview is on or before December 11, 2014, you do not have to pay the difference between the new and old fee amounts.
  • If you paid your visa fee before September 12, 2014, and your visa interview is on or after December 12, 2014, you will be required to pay the difference between the old and new fee amounts – no exceptions. 

You may find a full list of U.S. visa fees by clicking 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 part of an application for a U.S. visa. 
The U.S. Embassy has not entered into any agreement with other banks, 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.