Weather Alert: U.S. Consulate Guangzhou

Location: Guangdong Province; Hainan Province Event: Due to Typhoon Mangkhut, the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou will be temporarily closed Monday, September 17, 2018. We expect to resume regular operations on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. During this time, all sections of the U.S. Consulate Guangzhou will be closed and there will be no NIV, IV, ...
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WORLDWIDE CAUTION

December 18, 2017 WORLDWIDE CAUTION With the holiday travel season upon us, the Embassy would like to call your attention to the most recent worldwide caution message that the Department of State issued on December 11, 2017.  We want to ensure that all U.S. citizens are well aware of the current worldwide travel environment.  Please ...
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North Korea Travel Warning

The Department of State strongly warns U.S. citizens not to travel to North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).  Due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. citizens, effective September 1, 2017, U.S. passports were invalidated for travel into, in, or through North Korea.  Persons who wish to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increase in Crimes and increase in screening for Drugs by Local Authorities

According to reports received by the Embassy’s security office, there has been an increase in thefts targeting Westerners, especially pickpocket-type thefts. These thefts have occurred in public places and near housing areas populated with Westerners. When riding public transportation or out in public spaces, be mindful of your surroundings and keep an eye on your ...
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Typhoon Megi (9/27/2016)

9/27/2016 The U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens that local authorities are forecasting that Typhoon Megi will impact South China, particularly eastern Fujian and Guangdong provinces the evening of Tuesday (September 27) through late Friday evening (September 30). Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly and may include maximum sustained winds of at least ...
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Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

9/21/2016 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their ...
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Super Typhoon Meranti

9/14/2016 The U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens that local authorities are forecasting that Super Typhoon Meranti will impact South China, particularly eastern Fujian province, the morning of Thursday (September 15) through late Friday evening (September 16). Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly and may include maximum sustained winds of at least 150 ...
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IRS WEBINAR “PROTECT YOUR CLIENTS AND YOURSELF FROM DATA THEFT” ON AUGUST 17, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Protect your clients and yourself from data theft” on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT.  Posts should share this information with the U.S. citizen community and other U.S. taxpayers, and add a link to their web pages.  To register and attend this ...
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Alert concerning Typhoon Nida (8/2/2016)

MASCOT   The U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens that local authorities are forecasting that Typhoon Nida will impact South China the evening of Monday (August 1) through Wednesday (August 3). Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly and may include strong winds, heavy rains, and flooding in low-lying areas. All U.S. citizens are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Minor Explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in China that on Sunday, June 12 there was a minor explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.  U.S. authorities have been in touch with Chinese authorities, who stated no Americans were affected and that the airport is open for business. The cause of the incident has not been officially reported.‎ ...
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American Town Hall on April 21, 2016, 6pm

The U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou is hosting an American Town Hall on April 21st from 6:00PM to 8:00PM to engage with U.S. citizens residing in the Guangzhou area.  U.S. Consul General Chuck Bennett will take questions from Americans about U.S.-China diplomatic relations, business and trade issues, and quality of life concerns for Americans overseas.  Participants will also learn about the services ...
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American Citizen Service in Kunming

On March 26, 2016, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be in Kunming to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal and notaries.  Please note that initial passport applications for someone who has never been issued a U.S. passport will not be accepted.  As a reminder, effective January 1, 2016, the consulate ...
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American Citizen Services is coming to Nanning

3/17/2016 We will have an officer in Nanning on Tuesday, March 29 to discuss issues affecting Americans living in South China: including overseas voting, federal benefits, and other issues.  While we are not able to accept new passport applications on this trip, we can hand back passports for applicants who have already applied in person in ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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Important Change to Your Passport

After December 31, 2015, there will be no more extra visa pages added to U.S. passports. Detailed information is available on the State Department’s website . Instead, 52-page passport books will be issued at no extra cost to U.S. citizens applying from outside the United States. Renew your passport early to make sure you have enough blank pages ...
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American Citizen Service in Kunming

On 12/05/2015, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be in Kunming to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal, additional passport visa pages, and notaries.  Please note that initial passport applications for someone who has never been issued a U.S. passport will not be accepted.  There are a limited number of available slots ...
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American Citizen Service in Kunming

A consular officer from the United States Consulate in Chengdu will be in Kunming to provide limited consular services on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Greenlake Hotel, located on 6 Cuihu S Rd, Wuhua, Kunming, Yunnan China 650031 (云南省昆明市五华区翠湖南路6号 650031). There are a limited number of appointment slots for this visit.  You must email us to reserve ...
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Come see us in SHENZHEN!

9/9/2015 Consular officers from Guangzhou will be in Shekou for a town hall meeting on Friday 9/11. Swing by the Shekou International School Auditorium from 5-6pm and bring your questions! When:                     5-6pm Friday Sept 11th Where:                    Shekou International School Auditorium Address in details:    A-101, Coastal Rose Phase 2, Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Exit D of Dongjiaotou ...
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Meeting Invitation to U.S. Citizens in Nanning

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou 43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510623 +86 (20) 3814-5000 08/13/2015 A Consular Officer from the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou will visit Nanning on Tuesday, August 18, and would like to invite all U.S. citizens and their families to an American Citizen Services Coffee Hour to chat ...
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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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Keep Your STEP Account Up to Date

7/19/2015 THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES IN GUANGZHOU IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE CONSULATE WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN CHINA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. Thank you for enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) .  Enrolling in STEP not only allows you to receive the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Invitation to Meet Consular Officer in Shantou

A Consular Officer from U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou will visit Shantou on Monday, July 27 and would like to invite all U.S. citizens and their families to an American Citizen Services Coffee Hour to chat about expat life in Shantou. The Consular Officer will be available to answer any questions you may have about services ...
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American Citizen Service in Kunming

A consular officer from the United States Consulate in Chengdu will be in Kunming to provide limited consular services on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Humdinger Brewpub, located on 111 Zhengyi Lu (昆明正义路111号). There are a limited number of appointment slots for this visit.  You must email us to reserve a time; please include your full ...
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American Citizen Service in Chongqing

On April 25, 2015, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chongqing to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal, additional passport visa pages, and notaries.  We will also be available to answer questions or address any concerns you have should you wish to make an appointment just to ...
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SECURITY MESSAGE: Knife Attack at Guangzhou Rail Station

3/26/2015 According to press reports, at approximately 1600 hours on March 24th, a local, emotionally disturbed man attacked people with a knife at the shoe wholesale market “Bu Yun Tian Di,” roughly a kilometer from the Guangzhou Railway Station.  Four people were injured in this attack and the perpetrator, after being cornered by security, jumped ...
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Security Message: China-Burma Border Incidents

3/21/2015 The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is aware of recent increased tensions related to the ongoing armed conflict in Burma between the Burmese government and various ethnic minority groups near the China-Burma border.  As a result of the conflict, the Chinese government has restricted travel to the border region.  U.S. citizens traveling near the China-Burma ...
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American Citizen Services Now on WeChat

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou’s American Citizen Services Unit (Guangzhou ACS) is proud to announce we are now broadcasting information for U.S. citizens on We Chat! Please look for username GuangzhouACS or scan the QR code below with your mobile device for the latest regarding travel alerts, ACS services, and more. By using social media, we ...
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American Citizen Service in Kunming

On 3/14/2015, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be in Kunming to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal, additional passport visa pages, and notaries.  Please note that initial passport applications for someone who has never been issued a U.S. passport will not be accepted.  Regular consular visits will now be scheduled on the ...
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Security Message: China-Burma Border Incidents

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is aware of recent increased tensions related to the ongoing armed conflict in Burma between the Burmese government and various ethnic minority groups near the China-Burma border.  As a result of the conflict, the Chinese government has restricted travel to the border region.  U.S. citizens traveling near the China-Burma border ...
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Security Message: Report of Alleged Planning of Possible Terrorist Incident in Kunming, Yunnan Province

The United States Embassy in Beijing is aware of media reports alleging that terrorists may be planning to launch an attack in Kunming, Yunnan Province over the Lunar New Year period.  The Embassy has not been able to verify the accuracy of this report. As noted in the current Country Specific Information Sheet for China, ...
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Caution: Common Financial Scam Reported Throughout China

Mission China consular sections have received reports of a financial scam that has already victimized a number of U.S. Citizens in China. While specific details differ slightly, typically callers purporting to be police officers/utility/bank representatives tell the call recipients that their accounts have been compromised by identity theft and money laundering, and insist that the ...
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American Citizen Service in Chongqing

On 1/24/2015, a Consular Officer from the United States Consulate General in Chengdu will be in Chongqing to provide limited consular services, including applications for passport renewal, additional passport visa pages, and notaries.  Please note that initial passport applications for someone who has never been issued a U.S. passport will not be accepted.  There are a limited number of available slots ...
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American Citizen Service in Kunming

A consular officer from the United States Consulate in Chengdu will be in Kunming to provide limited consular services on Saturday, December 13, 2014.  There are a limited number of appointment slots for this visit.  You must email us to reserve a time; please include your full name and which service you require.  When your appointment ...
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