Immigrant Visa

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of China at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou.  This is the only consulate that processes U.S. immigrant visas in China, including immigrant visa applications for nationals of other countries.

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa. The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States.

To begin your immigrant visa application process, please visit Immigrant Visa Process at usvisas.state.gov.

Visa Categories