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.
The Department of State advises the public of a notable increase worldwide in fraudulent emails and letters claiming to be from the U.S. government in an attempt to extract money from Diversity Visa (DV) program (“Visa Lottery”) applicants. Applicants are encouraged to review the rules and procedures for the DV program so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom.
Attention: IF YOU RECEIVE A TELEPHONE CALL FROM SOMEONE CLAIMING TO WORK FOR SHUN FUNG EXPRESS, PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS! Hong Kong Police are investigating some telephone deception cases. Please refer to the attached links for details. If you believe that you have been contacted by a scammer claiming to represent Shun Fung Express, please contact the Hong Kong Police at 999.
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.
Arrangements in case of Typhoon 8 and Black Rain signal notification by Hong Kong Government
There will be no appointments the day(s) for which the Hong Kong Government issues a Typhoon No.8 or Black Rain Signal. Applicants with Non-immigrant Visa appointments will be notified by email and invited to login to your account in order to cancel and reschedule your appointment online here. Applicants with Immigrant Visa appointments should provide current information telephone contact numbers to this office as soon as possible after the Consulate opens again. Consulate staff will contact you directly to reschedule your appointments.
Digital Photograph Requirements
Please remember to bring a photograph that meets our visa requirements to the Consulate General on the day of your interview. If the photograph you bring to the Consulate is not compliant, or have forgotten to bring one, you will be asked to return at a later time when a compliant one can be submitted.
Macau residents have the option to select a pickup location in SF Express Macau. Home / office delivery services are NOT available for Macau address.
Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Hong Kong and Macau. 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. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau.
This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Hong Kong and Macau.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
- Visa Types
- Visa Fees
- Bank and Payment Options
- DS-160 Information
- Appointment Wait Times
- Photos and Fingerprints
- Visa Waiver Program
- Security Regulations
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- Apply for a Visa
- Pay My Visa Fee
- Complete My DS-160
- Schedule My Appointment
- Change Document Delivery Address
- Track & Retrieve My Passport
- Apply for an Expedited Appointment
- Renew My Visa
- Application Pending Further Action
Immigrant Visa Information
Local Visa Programs
- U.S. Consulate General
- Passport/Visa Collection Locations
- Document Drop-Off Locations
- Application Fee Payment Locations