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December 16, 2022

Alert: Update from U.S. Mission China Consular Services for December 15, 2022

Update from U.S. Mission China Consular Services for December 15, 2022

Due to the operational impacts caused by the surge of COVID-19 infections across China, U.S. Embassy Beijing and U.S. Consulate General Shanghai are providing passport and emergency citizen services only.  U.S. Consulates General Wuhan, Shenyang, and Guangzhou will only be providing emergency consular services until further notice. Please go to  https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/services/ for more information on emergency consular services.  All routine Visa Services, with the exception of some previously scheduled for Consulate General Shanghai — are temporarily suspended; all regularly scheduled appointments at Embassy Beijing and the other Consulates General have been canceled.

NIV applicants can reschedule their appointment for a later date by following the instructions at  https://www.ustraveldocs.com/cn/cn-niv-visaapply.asp.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

IV applicants with questions should contact us at https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/visas/immigrant-visas/immigrant-visa-unit-question/

The Mission uses the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to send messages and updates to U.S. citizens in the community.  To receive these messages, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to register in STEP at https://step.state.gov/.

In case of emergency, please reach out to the Embassy or Consulate General in your consular district by calling +(86)(10) 8531-4000.  Further information can also be found at https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/contact/ and emailing:

Embassy Beijing:                       BeijingACS@state.gov

Consulate General Guangzhou: GuangzhouACS@state.gov

Consulate General Shanghai:     ShanghaiACS@state.gov

Consulate General Shenyang:    ShenyangACS@state.gov

Consulate General Wuhan:        WuhanACS@state.gov