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Hi All. We just received the P3 via EMS and are preparing to return the documents to the consulate in Guangzhou. We have completed the DS-160 and paid all the necessary fees through CGI. The P3 states to mail the forms back to the consulate in Guangzhou. However, while browsing the USTraveldocs website that handles all the logistics for the embassy, I noticed that under the "prepare documents" section (http://www.ustraveldocs.com/cn/cn-iv-preparedocuments.asp) they have a "cover letter" for IV pre-interview document submission (http://www.ustraveldocs.com/cn/20170817 IV Pre-interview Document Submission Cover Letter for Drop Off.pdf). This section also states not to seal any envelopes as sealed envelopes will be rejected.

 

I am a bit confused since the P3 form states to mail the documents and does not mention anything regarding this "cover letter" and submission through the courier service at CITIC bank. I called the service line and they seemed to indicate that the consulate does not accept mail and everything must be sent through CITIC bank courier service.

 

Can anyone confirm the process and what they have done in mailing back the P3? Also, if you can indicate how long it took to receive the P4 that would be great as well.

 

Thanks in advance!!!

 

 

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Suggest that you contact the GUZ IV unit to help answer your question:

Guangzhou Immigrant Visa Unit at http://www.usembassy-china.org.cn/guangzhou/iv/email.html.

 

Post back what you find out.

 

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On 5/31/2019 at 2:48 AM, samnrong said:

I was hoping someone who has gone through the process recently could respond with the method they took.

 

I’ll post if I hear further from consulate.

Sorry, we had our GUZ time 7 years ago at the old consulate location.


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On 5/31/2019 at 5:48 AM, samnrong said:

I was hoping someone who has gone through the process recently could respond with the method they took.

 

I’ll post if I hear further from consulate.

 

Please do post any info you learn about this.  We are hopefully not too far behind you.  Thanks.

 

 

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On 6/1/2019 at 12:25 PM, nosleep said:

 

Please do post any info you learn about this.  We are hopefully not too far behind you.  Thanks.

 

 

We received a response from the consulate instructing us to use their courier serivce. We had submitted the P3 packet and all required documents (i.e., DS-160 confirmation, 2 photos, and P3 letter) at the courier service at CITIC bank (see my original link above).

 

We received the P4 email today, so I can confirm that using the courier service at CITIC bank to delvier the documents appears to be the correct way to deliver the documents.

 

Good luck!

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On 6/6/2019 at 8:07 AM, samnrong said:

We received a response from the consulate instructing us to use their courier serivce. We had submitted the P3 packet and all required documents (i.e., DS-160 confirmation, 2 photos, and P3 letter) at the courier service at CITIC bank (see my original link above).

 

We received the P4 email today, so I can confirm that using the courier service at CITIC bank to delvier the documents appears to be the correct way to deliver the documents.

 

Good luck!

We didn’t receive any info from consulate mentioning Mailing back P3 with CITIC bank. We don’t even have CITIC bank in our city. It did not mention how to pay either. There are many people saying that we Pay after we receive  P4. So confused??

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8 hours ago, Peggy & Meng said:

We didn’t receive any info from consulate mentioning Mailing back P3 with CITIC bank. We don’t even have CITIC bank in our city. It did not mention how to pay either. There are many people saying that we Pay after we receive  P4. So confused??

Look at the website and the links that I have provided. Many of these questions are linked therein.

 

The P3 doesn't explicitly state to mail through CITIC Bank, this is information that I have gained by emailing the consulate and calling the customer service line. If you don't have CITIC Bank in your city, I suggest emailing the consulate and asking how to proceed.

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