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VISA INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY

VISA INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY

Residents of China may apply for a non-immigrant visa at any U.S. Consular Section in China, regardless of the province or city of residence. We have Consular Sections at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. Consulates General in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenyang. 

Although the basic application process is the same, specific times and application procedures at each visa issuing office can vary. Before applying for a visa, applicants should check each post's web site for procedures specific to that post. 

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China provide the following estimates of the next available non-immigrant visa interview appointment date for your reference. Please be aware appointments are scheduled continuously, and the next available appointment date can change dramatically on short notice.

All appointments must be booked through the Visa Information Call Center at 4008-872-333, which has the most current information about appointment wait times. Specific appointment procedures can be found here: http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/niv_appointment.html.

The information below is a rough guide only.  Please note this information was last updated on 9 Dec, 2010.

Business/ tourist visa appointments (B1, B2, and B1/B2 visa classes)

As of the date above, this post is booking…

… appointments for the following date:

U.S. Embassy Beijing

                          10-Jan

U.S. Consulate General Chengdu

                          13-Dec

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou

                          13-Dec

U.S. Consulate General Shanghai

                          26-Jan

U.S. Consulate General Shenyang

                          13-Dec


Student (F, M, J visa classes)

As of the date above, this post is booking…

… appointments for the following date:

U.S. Embassy Beijing

                          6-Jan

U.S. Consulate General Chengdu

                          13-Dec

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou

                          29-Dec

U.S. Consulate General Shanghai

                         16-Dec

U.S. Consulate General Shenyang

                          13-Dec

Appointment wait times for particular groups such as petition-based employment applicants, group leisure tours, Amcham applicants, and public affairs passport holders may be different.  Please contact the Visa Information Call Center at 4008-872-333 for more information. 

If you require an earlier visa appointment for immediate travel for urgent medical treatment, to meet the start date on your I-20 or DS-2019 form, or for another emergency reason, please see our information about expedited appointments http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/niv_expedite.html.

The information on how to apply can be found below:

The U.S. Consulate in Chengdu:
http://chengdu.usembassy-china.org.cn/appointment.html

The U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou:
http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/niv-how-to-apply.html

The U.S. Consulate in Shanghai:
http://shanghai.usembassy-china.org.cn/how_to_apply.html

The U.S. Consulate in Shenyang:
http://shenyang.usembassy-china.org.cn/consular5.html

The U.S. Consulate in Hongkong:
http://hongkong.usconsulate.gov/niv_apply.html   

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