The administration's approach to the people's republic of china


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, & remain valid until this date.

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Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers lớn show a negative COVID-19 kiểm tra result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 khổng lồ board any aircraft destined lớn the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. Citizen nonimmigrants khổng lồ travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Due lớn the current Covid control measures implemented by local authorities, applicants may experience some delays in picking up, receiving or submitting their documents and passports.

Effective January 21, 2022, applicants in Mainland đài loan trung quốc can pick up their passport and submit their documents (221(g) documents, Interview Waiver Application) at the following 4 CITIC locations for free:

Beijing - 1F, Bldg E, No 8, Fuhua Mansion, Chaoyangmen North Street, BeijingGuangzhou - 1, 2 Floor, CITIC Plaza, 233 North Tianhe Road, Guangzhou, GuangdongShanghai - Pacific Plaza, GF, No 1168 Nanjing West Rd, ShanghaiShenyang - Nanhu branch, No.50, Cai Ta Street, He Ping District, Shenyang, Liaoning

Applicants can select any other CITIC pickup / drop-off locations against a fee of RMB 68 lớn be paid at the counter when picking up/ dropping of their documents (221(g) documents, Interview Waiver Application). EMS Premium trang chủ delivery remains available against a fee of RMB 92 per passport, regardless of visa type or destination, khổng lồ be paid on delivery to the EMS courier.

Select here lớn learn more about certain individual petition-based visa applicants who are now eligible for waiver of interview.

The US Embassy & the Consulates in trung quốc are pleased to lớn inform you that Interview Waiver will resume. You can submit your application at a CITIC bank location starting Friday November 5. 

On May 4, U.S. Visa sections in trung quốc plan to begin interviewing a wider range of applicants. On April 26, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken approved several National Interest Exceptions to lớn travel restrictions imposed under Presidential Proclamations aimed at addressing the threat lớn public health of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exceptions include professors, research scholars, short term scholars, và specialists seeking to lớn travel under an exchange visitor program (J visa), journalists (I visa), và certain other categories of vital travel. These exceptions also include students (F visa) who have been present in any country subject khổng lồ the Presidential Proclamations, including those who have been present in the People’s Republic of China. Students who have been present in china are now excepted from COVID-related restrictions, imposed under Presidential Proclamations. If they are otherwise eligible, these students may be issued visas and can travel to lớn the United States for academic programs that begin on or after August 1, 2021.For further information, please see and Please keep in mind that entry into the United States is subject to a determination by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at ports of entry. Travelers are required to lớn produce proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test prior khổng lồ entry and are to comply with other Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines concerning international travel, including pre-travel testing & recommended periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation after entry into the United States. Failure to vày so may result in a refusal of entry by CBP. Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fees are valid for one year from the date of payment. Students & exchange visitors who deferred their start date for longer than one year may need to lớn pay a new SEVIS fee. For more on the SEVIS fee, please visit To pay your SEVIS fee, please visit For students và their dependents (F và M type visas) ONLY: You may not enter the United States until 30 days prior lớn the start of your academic program. This applies to lớn both new and continuing students.

As of April 9, 2021, U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou Immigrant Visa Unit has resumed processing of fiance(e) và immigrant visa applications. If you are an immigrant visa applicant and have received an appointment letter, please follow the instructions provided. If you are an immigrant visa applicant who had an appointment originally scheduled January-March 2020, the IV unit will tương tác you khổng lồ reschedule your appointment. Please direct any questions to lớn the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou Immigrant Visa Unit webform at

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Please note that you must wear a face mask & follow social distancing instructions when visiting U.S. Embassy Beijing & the U.S. Consulates in Guangzhou, Shanghai & Shenyang. If you are feeling ‎ill or have been exposed lớn COVID-19, please vị not enter U.S. Embassy or Consulate buildings and reschedule your appointment.

Secretary Blinken, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to lớn waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification. Previously, only those applicants whose nonimmigrant visa expired within 24 months were eligible for an interview waiver. The Secretary has temporarily extended the expiration period khổng lồ 48 months. This change will allow consular officers khổng lồ continue processing certain nonimmigrant visa applications while limiting the number of applicants who must appear at a consular section, thereby reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission to lớn other applicants and consular staff. Travelers are encouraged to review the trang web of the nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate for detailed information on what services are currently available as well as eligibility information and instructions on applying for a visa without an interview.

All consular services provided at U.S. Consulate General Chengdu, china have been suspended until further notice & all scheduled visa appointments have been canceled. All visa applications that were in-process there prior khổng lồ the suspension of services were sent to lớn the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Please liên hệ the visa điện thoại tư vấn center for further instructions. For any applicant who has not interviewed yet but paid a MRV visa application fee for an appointment in Chengdu, please follow the instructions online lớn schedule an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing or one of the other U.S. Consulates in China.

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