Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.


Effective on May 30, 2022. applicants can drop-off their Interview Waiver Application for free at The Hive, 3/F Chinachem Tower, 34-37 Connaught Rd Central,  Central, Hong Kong (MTR Central,  Exit B or MTR Hong Kong station Exit C).


Please note that the Interview Waiver drop off location at Centre O (14F 8 Hennessy Road, China Tower Building, Admiralty, Hong Kong) is closed from Monday, May 23, 2022. We regret any inconvenience. Applicants may select one of our other available drop-off centres: Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, Kwun Tong or Tuen Mun. 


On May 2, 2022, the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau resumed routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.


Effective January 21, 2022, Hong Kong applicants can pick up their passport and submit their 221(g) documents for free at S.F. Express - SFX Wan Chai, G/F, 182 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Applicants can select any other SFX pickup / drop-off locations against a fee of HKD 95 to be paid (cash only) at the counter when picking up their passports or dropping off their (221(g) documents from / at the 3 other locations in Hong Kong/ Macau:

  • Kwun Tong, Workshop No.1, G/F, Hung To Industrial Building, 80 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
  • Tsim Sha Tsui, Unit A, B & C,G/F, Eu Yan Sang Tower, Nos. 11-15 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  • Macau, G/F, 3B Veng Fung Industrial Building, Rua Cinco Bairro Da Areia Preta, Macau (currently suspended because of Covid)

SFX Home / Office delivery will become premium against a fee of HKD 240 per passport, to be paid on delivery to the SFX courier (cash only).

Effective on May 30, 2022. applicants can drop-off their Interview Waiver Application for free at The Hive, 3/F Chinachem Tower, 34-37 Connaught Rd Central,  Central, Hong Kong (MTR Central,  Exit B or MTR Hong Kong station Exit C), and against a fee of HKD 171 at one of the following 4 locations:

  • Buy & Ship (Kwun Tong) RM 109, 1/F, Block G, East Sun Industrial Centre, 16 Shing Yip Street, KwunTong, Kowloon (MTR Kwun Tong Exit B1). 
  • Buy & Ship (Tuen Mun) Unit 8, 19/F, One Vista Summit, 3 San Hop Lane, Tuen Mun, New Territories. 
  • Buy & Ship (Mong Kok) Unit 15, 16/F, Gala Place, 56 Dundas Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon (MTR Yau MaTei Exit A2).
  • Buy & Ship (Causeway Bay) Flat 1701C, 17/F, Causeway Bay Commercial Building, No.3 Sugar Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (MTR Causeway Bay Exit D2).

On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”  This proclamation, which takes effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021, will end the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.  In place of these restrictions, the President announced a global vaccination requirement for all adult foreign national travelers.   This proclamation applies to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departs after 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021.  More information about this global vaccination requirement, including details on exceptions and waivers due to humanitarian concerns, is available at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.


In accordance with the agreement signed between the United States and China to extend visa validity, beginning on November 29, 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 or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.  This mechanism is called EVUS - Electronic Visa Update System. The EVUS website is now open to the public for enrollments at www.EVUS.gov. CBP will not collect a fee for EVUS enrollment at this time. CBP anticipates the eventual implementation of an EVUS enrollment fee, but does not have a time frame. Until the implementation of a fee, 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 throughout the year. For further information, please visit www.cbp.gov/EVUS.


Secretary Blinken, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification. Previously, only those applicants whose nonimmigrant visa expired within 24 months were eligible for an interview waiver. The Secretary has temporarily extended the expiration period to 48 months. This change will allow consular officers to continue processing certain nonimmigrant visa applications while limiting the number of applicants who must appear at a consular section, thereby reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission to other applicants and consular staff. Travelers are encouraged to review the website of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for detailed information on what services are currently available as well as eligibility information and instructions on applying for a visa without an interview.


The U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment.  We will work diligently  to restore all routine nonimmigrant visa operations. For receipts  issued on or after March 19, 2020 or issued from March 19, 2020, the U.S. Consulate extended the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.


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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.