No More Eyeglasses in the Application Photos

As of November 1, 2016, all foreign passport holders who apply for U.S. visas and all American citizens who apply for new U.S. passports or to renew existing U.S. passports, must remove their eyeglasses in their application photos.  We can no longer accept photographs of visa and U.S. passport applicants wearing eyeglasses, except in rare, ...
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Upcoming Consular Section Closures: Special October Closure of Consular Section Shanghai

The Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai will be closed to the public on Monday, September 7, in observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday. The Consular Section will also be closed on Monday, September 28, Wednesday, September 30 and October 1-5 in observance of Mid-Autumn Festival and the Chinese National Holidays. No ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Fuzhou Coffee Hour with Consular Officer

8/3/2015 A Consular Officer from U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou will visit Fuzhou on Monday, August 10, and would like to invite all U.S. citizens and their families to an American Citizen Services (ACS) Coffee Hour to chat about expat life in Fuzhou. The Consular Officer will be available to answer any questions you may have about ...
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Shanghai Consular Section Announces New Education USA App

The Shanghai Consular Section held its annual Student Visa Day to promote educational exchanges and to announce the launch of EducationUSA China’s new Virtual Adviser mobile app. The app was developed by EducationUSA China to walk prospective students through the process of applying to a U.S. institution, applying for a student visa, and transitioning to ...
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Ambassador Baucus Press Conference on Visas and Open Doors

Ambassador Max Baucus Press Conference November 18, 2014 AMBASSADOR BAUCUS:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Thank you all very much and again good afternoon and welcome to everybody. Americans and Chinese have a saying in common.  That is the more the better.  When it comes to education and travel nothing could be more true. This afternoon I ...
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Changes in Fees for U.S. Consular Services Effective September 12, 2014

On August 28, the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs announced changes to the fees for some U.S. consular services.  The new fees went into effect on September 12.  The fees for visitor (B1/B2) and student (F1/M1/J1) visas were not affected by the change and will remain the same. The Bureau of Consular Affairs, which operates ...
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