Notice

On May 31, 2019, the Department of State updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, including social media identifiers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide. Applicants should complete the application fully and honestly to avoid any delays in processing. For additional details, please see the “ About Visas C The Basics” FAQ page on our website.
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CBP Announces Additional Details about the Electronic Visa Update System

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today all People’s Republic of China passport holders carrying a 10-year visa will be required to have a valid Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrollment when traveling to the United States beginning on November 29. EVUS is the online system used by nationals of the People’s Republic of ...
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CBP Launches the Electronic Visa Update System for Early Enrollmentspress

Starting November 29, CBP Will Require EVUS Enrollments for Chinese National 10-Year Visa Holders before Traveling to the US Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a 10-year visa must possess a valid EVUS enrollment to travel to the United States   WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP will implement tomorrow, November 29, a ...
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New EVUS Requirements Explained to Local Travel Industry and Media Outlets

The U.S. Consulate Chengdu invited local travel industry representatives and media outlets to a briefing and detailed Q&A session on upcoming changes to U.S. travel regulations including the requirement for EVUS registration. BrandUSA representatives also promoted the U.S. as a tourist destination as part of the U.S.-China Tourism Year campaign.    
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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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Go to www.travel.state.gov for the latest travel warnings and alerts

As of November 1, 2016, all U.S. 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 U.S. passport applicants wearing eyeglasses, except in rare, medically-documented circumstances such as recent surgery that is documented with a signed statement ...
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Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) Fact Sheet

Updated November 1, 2016 Background: In November 2014, the Governments of the United States and the People’s Republic of China entered into a reciprocal agreement to issue visitor and business travel visas (B1/B2, B1 and B2) with 10-year validity. That same agreement recognized that travelers would be required to periodically complete an online form updating ...
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CBP Launches the Electronic Visa Update System for Early Enrollments

Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a 10-year visa will update their information every two years using EVUS WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the launch of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) website for early enrollments. All individuals with a People’s Republic of China issued passport bearing a 10-year B1/B2, B1 ...
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CBP Launches the Electronic Visa Update System for Early Enrollments

Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a 10-year visa will update their information every two years using EVUS WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the launch of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) website for early enrollments. All individuals with a People’s Republic of China issued passport bearing a 10-year B1/B2, B1 ...
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CONSULAR SECTION IMPORTANT NOTICE (07/25/2016)

Consulate General of the United States of America Consular Section 1038 West Nanjing Road Westgate Mall, 8th floor July 25, 2016 Beginning Monday, July 25, Westgate Mall management will be making repairs to its property along Fengxian Road.  We anticipate the repair process will take approximately three weeks to complete, and will involve construction adjacent ...
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CONSULAR SECTION IMPORTANT NOTICE (05/19/2016)

Consulate General of the United States of America Consular Section 1038 West Nanjing Road, Westgate Mall, 8th floor May 19, 2016 In August, Non-Immigrant visa appointments at the Consulate General in Shanghai may be limited. We encourage all travelers, especially students, to apply for their U.S. visas today. Students may apply for their F1 visa ...
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Assistant Secretary Bond Promotes EVUS and U.S.-China Tourism

Apr. 15, Shanghai – Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Thoren Bond travelled to China to attend the annual U.S.-China bilateral Consular Dialogue, which was hosted by the Chinese Government. During her final stop in Shanghai, she sat for a group interview to emphasize the simple and inexpensive nature of the Electronic Visa ...
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Important Reminder on the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the United States (03/28/2016)

The U.S. Consulate in Shanghai wishes to remind all applicants who are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program that as of 01 April 2016, they must have a valid electronic passport. This rule applies even to those who possess a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The U.S. ...
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Shanghai Consular Chief Introduces EVUS

March 15, Shanghai – The Shanghai Public Affairs Section participated in a mission-wide press conference via DVC to announce the forthcoming Electronic Visa Update System. CBP attaché Kent Krul and MCCA Julie Kavanagh led the EVUS press conference which was attended by more than 50 Chinese media outlets across the country. In addition to describing ...
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Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) Fact Sheet

    In November 2014, The Governments of the United States and China entered into an agreement on a reciprocal basis, to issue visitor and business travel visas (B1/B2, B1 and B2) with 10-year validity. That same agreement recognized that travelers would be required to periodically complete an online form updating their biographical information. This ...
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CBP Announces the Electronic Visa Update System

Contact: CBP Public Affairs News Release CBP Announces the Electronic Visa Update System  Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a 10-year visa will update their information every two years using EVUS WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the anticipated establishment of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS), a new platform under ...
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Shanghai CONS Chief Utilizes Media to Highlight New Visa Services

Sep. 16, Shanghai – Consular Section Chief Jewell Evans gave five local journalists an exclusive tour of the NIV Section’s new intake queuing area. During the walk through, Evans explained that the new space will reduce the visa processing time to just under one hour from start to finish. Also, the increased floor space will ...
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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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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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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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