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Nonimmigrant Visas

Travel Guidance

  • For frequently asked questions about visa processing during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here .
  • For up-to-date guidance on Department of State travel policies, click here .

Important Notice

MRV Receipt Validity

All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee.  Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period.  Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period.  There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period.  All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.

(Updated October 14, 2021)

 

EVUS

Beginning in November 2016, all travelers holding People’s Republic of China passports with 10-year U.S. B1/B2, B1 or B2 visas must enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) program. For more information on this program, please visit www.cbp.gov/EVUS .

Contact Us

Email: To reach a customer service representative via email, please write to support-china@ustraveldocs.com.

Telephone: Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:

Callers in Beijing: 5679-4700 | Callers outside of Beijing: 010-5679-4700

Callers in Shanghai: 5191-5200 | Callers outside of Shanghai: 021-5191-5200

Callers in the United States: 703 665 1986

International callers: +1 703 665 1986

Visiting the Embassy or Consulate

U.S. Embassy of Beijing, China

Main Embassy Building: No. 55 An Jia Lou Lu, Beijing 100600

U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China

Huaxia Road, Zhujiang New Town, (near Exit B1 of the Zhujiang New Town subway station, Line 3 and Line 5)
Tianhe District, Guangzhou. All visa applicants scheduled for interviews should use the Consular Customer Entrance on Huaxia Road.

U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, China

1038 West Nanjing Road, Westgate Mall 8th Floor, Shanghai 200041

U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang, China

52, 14th Wei Road, Heping District, Shenyang 110003