Please note that Monday September 5, 2016 all the US Embassy and Consulates General in China will be closed for Labor Day.

In accordance with the agreement signed between the United States and China to extend visa validity, beginning in November 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports will be required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application via a website every two years, or upon getting a new passport, whichever occurs first. This mechanism will be called EVUS - Electronic Visa Update System. You do not need to take any action until the EVUS online update system becomes available in November 2016. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information throughout the year. For further information, please visit www.cbp.gov/EVUS.

Important Notice: If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but have received notice that you are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel.  If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at ceac.state.gov/genniv, and schedule a visa appointment.  If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment.  Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you received regarding your ESTA status.

The Department of State acknowledges the International Civil Aviation Authority Organization (ICAO) deadline, requiring all travelers have a machine readable passport by November 24, 2015.  Please note that under U.S. law a machine readable passport is NOT required for visa issuing purposes. So long as an applicant presents a valid passport, a visa can placed in it.

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.

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.