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Immigrant Visas

Welcome to the Guangzhou Immigrant Visa Unit

The U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou Immigrant Visa Unit processes all immigrant visas for residents of the People's Republic of China. This is the only office that handles U.S. immigrant visas in China. Our office also processes immigrant visa applications for nationals of other countries on a discretionary basis.

Important Notices 

Aug. 12, 2014 :We have made significant progress and issued most of the delayed visas worldwide. We are working to bring our systems back to full operational capacity.

We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays.

Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information. 

Please see our FAQs for further information.  


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.


The U.S. Consulate General is located at #43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. (美国驻广州总领事馆,移民部, 广州市天河区, 珠江新城,华就路43号, 510623) Our entrance is on Huaxia Road near Zhujiang New Town Metro Station, Exit B1. For the latest information on immigrant visa appointments, fee payment, and document delivery systems, please consult our authorized partner

Immigrant visa applicants who are qualified for an immigrant visa interview will be contacted directly by the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou with instructions for making an appointment.  Please do not try to schedule an immigrant visa interview until you have been contacted by the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou.

New Applicants

To learn about the immigrant visa application process, please visit CGI Stanley, a website maintained by our authorized partner. General immigrant visa application information is also available on the State Department website and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service website.

Current Applicants

If your visa application is already in progress, our office will contact you if there is any action you need to take on your case.

If you have not yet had your visa interview, please follow the instructions sent to you by the consulate to schedule your interview. Do not try to schedule an interview appointment until you have been contacted by the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou.

If you have already had your visa interview, please follow the instructions given to you by the consular officer to submit any required documents.  


CGI Stanley is the only company that the U.S. Consulate General authorizes to provide visa information and visa application services.  The U.S. Consulate General does not endorse or have a "special relationship" with any other individual or business that offers advice or assistance with the visa process. No one can guarantee the issuance of a visa to you. All U.S. government forms are free. Beware: many visa applicants lose money or are permanently barred from the United States as a result of misleading information and fraudulent applications provided by visa consultants.