Guangzhou, China
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last updated on 2013-12-22 by A&B
Consulate Phone Number: Phone:
020-3814-5880 (within China)
011-8620-3814-5880 (from the United States)

Fax:
020-3814-5883 (within China)
011-8620-3814-5883 (from the United States)
Consulate E-Mail: CIS.Guangzhou@uscis.dhs.gov
Address: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Consulate General
43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town
Tianhe District
Guangzhou, China
510623
**Refer to Additional Information section below for new consulate location information, effective 7/23/2013**
Working Hours: The office is open to the public at 8:30 - 10:30am on Fridays. The Consulate is closed on Chinese and American holidays.
Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis during our public service window hours only. Walk-ins for cases other than V92 and adoptions are accepted during public service window hours.
Best Way to Contact Consulate: Inquiries may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail.
''V92'' follow-to-join asylum cases are scheduled by appointment only.
Approx Waiting Time for interview date from when the Consulate receives the package from the NVC: 1 month to 4 months, depending on how it was shipped over, and IF is CR-1 or K-1. NVC Electronic Processing for Guangzhou IV - http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Electronic_Processing
Issues a Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: see http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/forms_and_packets.htm for current list.



**March 16, 2013 New visa procedures implemented. Details are TBD, refer to: http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/non-immigrant-visa-section.html ****
Issues a Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 contents (if known): see http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/forms_and_packets.htm for current list

**March 16, 2013 New visa procedures implemented. Details are TBD, refer to: http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/non-immigrant-visa-section.html ****
What forms should be send back to the Consulate? see http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/forms_and_packets.htm for current list

**March 16, 2013 New visa procedures implemented. Details are TBD, refer to: http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/non-immigrant-visa-section.html ****
Other Forms (if any)? Packet 3 Supplement for NVC Processing for all I-130 petitions - see http://travel.state.gov/pdf/pk3_supplements/GUZ-SUP-MULT-0004-0904.pdf

**March 16, 2013 New visa procedures implemented. Details are TBD, refer to: http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/non-immigrant-visa-section.html ****
Consulate offers Direct Consular Filing? Yes
If so, for all or only for US citizen who is lawfully resident in your country? Residents Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend the interview? No
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Ahead of Time
Did the embassy schedule your interview or could you walk-in? Scheduled Ahead of Time
Visa issued same day? No
If not whats the waiting period? 2 to 7 Days
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? No
Cost of Medical Exam? 800 RMB
List of doctors? http://www.usembassy-china.org.cn/guangzhou/iv/ptr/medicalexam.html
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 2
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 4
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? 4 hours
Vaccination requirements? Varies by age and Visa Type.
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? The Damei Hotel. Manager is Yang Jiahua (wife: Mei) - phone: 13724842886 (Chinese), 13725270589 (English), QQ: 576030015, Email: 576030015@qq.com, website: www.yangjiahua.com. Location: Room 905 XingChen Mansion, No.172, Huasui Road, ZhuJiang New Town, Tian He District, Guangzhou. It was very near to the consulate. Maybe just 3 minutes walk. If you stay here it is very convenient because it's free to leave your things in her office which is also very near to the consulate.

Bring towels, toothpaste, etc...


(updated 12/22/2013)
Additional Info? CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China

IMPORTANT information regarding preparation for your interview
As of Monday, December 6, 2010, Immigrant Visa (IV) applicants processing at Guangzhou will be required to go to the Consular Office on the date specified on the appointment letter for fingerprint and document intake. The applicant(s) will be required to return the following morning for their interview.

Fingerprinting and document intake Monday – Thursday: 12:30 – 14:30
Interview Tuesday –Friday: 07:30 – 09:30

Applicants will be given their Visa Appointment letter (containing their name(s) and Final Processing) with a stamp. The stamp will inform the applicant to return the following morning at 7:30am for their IV interview. The applicant must show this letter with the stamp showing the correct interview day’s date in order to be given access to the IV waiting room. RSO Security will need to verify this information before letting the applicant(s) into the IV area.

IMPORTANT Information Regarding Visa Interview Location
The Consular Section holds visa interviews at the following address: The U.S. Consulate General is now at the new modern facility in the Zhujiang New Town neighborhood of Guangzhou. Beginning July 23, all services will be provided at our new location. Our entrance is located on Huaxia Road near Zhujiang New Town Metro Station Exit B1.

我们的地址是在华夏路,也就是靠近珠江新城地铁站出口B1.

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/guangzhou/34611/guowz/consular%20customer%20entrance%20map_001.jpg
http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/non-immigrant-visa-section.html


K1 Visa Processing in Guangzhou

The U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou will notify the applicant when the approved petition is received and mail the applicant an instruction packet including biographical data forms (DS-230 and OF-169). This packet also includes a list of specified branches of the CITIC Industrial Bank where applicants can pay for the RMB830.00 processing fee prior to the interview.

A fiance(e) visa applicant is an intending immigrant and, therefore, must meet documentary requirements similar to the requirements of an immigrant visa applicant.

After we finish initial background clearances for the case, we mail the applicant an appointment packet of interview-related information. This packet includes an invitation to the interview, required medical forms and contact data for specific hospitals approved to conduct medical checks.

The U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou handles thousands of cases every month. Hence, you can expect five months between the time we receive the applicant's DS-230 part one and OF-169 forms and the time an interview is scheduled.

During the interview, it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide information to show a bona-fide relationship with the petitioner. The adjudicating officer uses the interview as well as the information brought by the applicant to make a decision. If the visa is denied, the applicant will have an opportunity to provide further evidence of the relationship.

If the visa is approved, expect a 2 to 14 day wait, is delivered to postal address via EMS. The visa will be normally valid for half a year.

If you have further questions, contact the Guangzhou Immigrant Visa Unit at http://www.usembassy-china.org.cn/guangzhou/iv/email.html.

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I-130 - NVC Electronic Processing - http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Electronic_Processing

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