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  • China US Family & Marriage Visa Approvals by Month

    Each month, VisaJourney dives into the official US State Department data and captures the latest Family & US visa approval trends for K1, CR1, IR1 and IR5 visas. This page is updated monthly.


    • K1 Visa processing is starting to recover to pre-Covid rates, but it was at near zero for 12 months.  In April we saw a bump back up at about 50% pre-Covid levels.  There is likely a year long backlog at this point.
    • IR1 Visa processing is below pre-Covid rates.  There was a huge surge in processing late last year to likely clear the backlog.
    • CR1 Visa processing (couples married less than 2 years) has the same story as IR1s.



    What do you think of the data (below)?  Do you think the US consulate in Guangzhou is artificially slowing don K1 Visa processing to prioritize other work or for other reasons?




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