We are a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and we oversee lawful immigration to the United States. We are a separate office and agency from the U.S. Department of State.
DHS-USCIS administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values. To learn more about the DHS-USCIS mission and core values, please click here.
To learn more about all DHS-USCIS services, including Self Service Tools (myUSCIS, Explore My Options, Ask Emma), Forms and Fees, Online Resources (“How Do I” Guides, Multilingual Resource Center), and Research Tools, please click here.
DHS-USCIS Guangzhou cannot assist with visa appointments or DS forms (e.g., DS-160).
Immigrant visa case number (GUZ XXXXXXXXXX)
If your Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) has been approved or you have already received an immigrant visa case number (such as GUZ/GZO + four digit year YYYY + 6 digits, for example: GUZ2018 000 000) and you have a question about the visa process, please contact the Department of State’s Immigrant Visa Unit.
DHS-USCIS has two offices in China, which are located in Guangzhou and Beijing.
The DHS-USCIS Guangzhou Field Office has jurisdiction over the following areas:
Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shandong, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Tibet (Xizang), Xiamen, Yunnan and Zhejiang.
The DHS-USCIS Beijing Field Office has jurisdiction over the following areas:
Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hebei, Shanxi, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia.
For matters falling under the Beijing Office, please see the DHS-USCIS Beijing Office website.
First Time Users/Frequently Asked Questions
We do not accept walk-in inquiries. Appointments are scheduled through our InfoPass system. InfoPass is a free service to schedule an appointment to speak with a DHS-USCIS immigration assistant. We suggest that you review our website before making an appointment. Please bring:
(1) a government issued identification (e.g., passport);
(2) a photocopy of your identification; and
(3) a written statement with your full name, address (written in Mandarin), telephone number, and email address.
A listing of our fees is located in the Forms section of the DHS-USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid in U.S. dollars, Chinese RMB or by credit card (Visa, Master, American Express, Diners Club, Discover). Please be advised that checks (personal, travelers, certified, etc.) and money orders are not accepted.
Each case is unique. This website is intended to provide general information. DHS-USCIS Guangzhou is unable to provide you with legal advice or assist you with the preparation of immigration forms. For legal advice or for assistance in preparing immigration forms, please contact a legal representative.
Please read the following information for general information on these topics:
The U.S. Department of State issues visas. DHS-USCIS is a different agency in a different department. For in-depth information about visas, please visit the visa information provided on this website.
We do not accept walk-in inquiries. Appointments are scheduled through our InfoPass system.
For applications pending in the U.S., call the DHS-USCIS Contact Center: 1-800-375-5283 or 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for the deaf or hard of hearing).
Fax Number: (8620) 3814 5883
DHS-USCIS Contact Center: If you are in the United States or a U.S. territory, dial 1-800-375-5283 (for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability: TTY 1-800-767-1833) to access automated information through an interactive menu 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are outside the United States or a U.S. territory, you can call +1-212-620-3418. You can get live help from a USCIS representative Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time except on federal holidays.