Please note that Thursday, November 23, 2017 the US Consulate General in Hong Kong will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day.

DV Lottery: Due to technical issues, the online registration period for Diversity Visa-2019 is CHANGED and will open at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and close at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  Applicants who entered before October 18, 2017 will not be considered and will need to submit another entry during the new registration period. The DV-2019 program revised registration period begins on October 18, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and concludes on November 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST).  The Department will conduct the DV-2019 program entirely electronically, including electronic entry. Paper entries will not be accepted.

On November 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted, in part, the government’s motion for an emergency stay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii’s October 17, preliminary injunction of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P).  Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen who do not have a credible claim to a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States are subject to the restrictions and limitations in the P.P. Nationals from North Korea and Venezuela remain subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available here.

No Eyeglasses Policy for Visa Photographs: 
Eyeglasses are no longer permitted in visa photos. See also the photo examples.

In accordance with the agreement signed between the United States and China to extend visa validity, beginning on November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports will be required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application via a website every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first. This mechanism is called EVUS - Electronic Visa Update System. The EVUS website is now open to the public for enrolments at www.EVUS.gov. CBP will not collect a fee for EVUS enrolment at this time. CBP anticipates the eventual implementation of an EVUS enrollment fee, but does not have a time frame. Until the implementation of a fee, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information throughout the year. For further information, please visit www.cbp.gov/EVUS.

Arrangements in case of Typhoon 8 and Black Rain signal notification by Hong Kong Government: There will be no appointments the day(s) for which the Hong Kong Government issues a Typhoon No.8 or Black Rain Signal. Applicants with Non-immigrant Visa appointments will be notified by email and invited to login to your account in order to cancel and reschedule your appointment online here. Applicants with Immigrant Visa appointments should provide current information telephone contact numbers to this office as soon as possible after the Consulate opens again. Consulate staff will contact you directly to reschedule your appointments.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Hong Kong and Macau. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Hong Kong and Macau.