NOTICE FOR VISA APPLICANTS WHO RESIDE IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:  Individuals who normally reside in Russia, but who are unable to apply for a U.S. visa in a timely manner may submit their application at one of the U.S. visa-processing posts in China.  Applicants are not required to be a resident of China to apply for a visa at one of these posts, but must be physically present in China at the time of visa application and visa interview, as we cannot accept mail-in applications from individuals while they are outside of China.  All applicants should include a local address in China – hotel, relative, office – when scheduling an appointment for a visa interview.

EVUS:
As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first. EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment.  Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at www.cbp.gov/EVUS.
(Published on November 2016)

Attention drop-off service applicants (Interview Waiver Program): As of January 27, the drop-off service (interview waiver) criteria has changed, and if your previous visa expired more than 12 months ago, you must schedule an interview appointment. If you submit an eligible application you may encounter delays while your documents are returned to you. Click here for more information about Drop-off service.
(Published on January 27, 2017)

Visa photo requirement: Starting November 1, 2016, eyeglasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/photos.html

Important Information about your Visa Application Form: Effective immediately, you must submit your COMPLETED DS-160 APPLICATION and upload your photo when you schedule your visa appointment. If you have previously applied for U.S. Visa, make sure you use the most current and valid DS-160 barcode. Failure to use the correct bar code will result in you being denied entry to the Embassy/Consulate and you 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.

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.