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Important Notices

July 31, 2014:  The U.S. Embassy in Beijing and consulates in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenyang will have an administrative closure for non-immigrant visa applicants on Friday, August 1. Immigrant visa appointments at the consulate in Guangzhou are not impacted.

If you are affected by these closures, you are required to reschedule your existing non-immigrant visa appointment. Your appointment can be rescheduled by logging on to your appointment profile and selecting new dates and times. There is no need to contact the call center or customer support.

We regret the inconvenience caused.

Important Notice: The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete processing. We regret that we are currently unable to predict how long the delay will be.

We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this matter and apologize for the inconvenience.


July 29, 2014: The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa system. We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity and will be until we clear the document backlog.

This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.

We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon. We will be posting updates to Travel.State.Gov as more information becomes available.


Hello and welcome! U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou’s adoptions unit issues all immigrant visas to adopted orphans from mainland China.  Adoptions from China currently account for more than one third of all international adoptions to the United States, making Guangzhou’s Adopted Children's Immigrant Visa Unit (ACIVU) one of the largest adoption units in the world. Since international adoptions began in China, our adoptions unit has issued over 70,000 immigrant visas to Chinese orphans adopted by American citizens.

Please visit or click on our "Adopting a Child from P.R.C." to begin researching this multi-phase process.

Address:  43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China  510623     广州市天河区珠江新城华就路43号  邮编 510623

Our entrance is located on Huaxia Road near Zhujiang New Town Metro Station Exit B1.


Contact Information

  • Physical Address:
    Huaxia Road, Zhujiang New Town, (near Exit B1 of the Zhujiang New Town subway station, Line 3 and Line 5)
    Tianhe District
    Guangzhou, China

    Mailing Address:
    U.S. Consulate General
    43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town
    Tianhe District
    Guangzhou, China

    PHONE: 011-86-20-3814 5000