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Mission China Resumes Regular Visa Services on Tuesday, November 9
November 9, 2021


Pictured outside of the U.S. Embassy Beijing Consular Section, Chargé d’Affaires David Meale and Embassy Beijing staff enthusiastically welcome applicants as visa services resume.


Mission China Resumes Regular Visa Services on Tuesday, November 9

On November 9, 2021, regular visa services will resume at U.S. Embassy Beijing and the U.S. Consulates General in Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenyang.  This resumption of services is in accordance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regulations (Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers | CDC) for all air passengers traveling to the United States.

All non-citizen air travelers holding a valid nonimmigrant visa to the United States must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  There is no need as of November 8 for foreign national travelers who have been in one of the 33 countries with restrictions to obtain national interest exceptions in order to travel to the United States.  This new global travel requirement replaces previous country-by-country requirements and is applied worldwide.

More information about the new travel requirements can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/covid-19-faqs-for-travel-to-the-us-information.html

Please visit https://www.ustraveldocs.com for information on how to apply for a visa in China.