Note: Due to the administrative closure of the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit on February 22, 2018 and March 1, 2018 (Thursdays) the following services will not be provided:  No nonimmigrant visa application processing; No nonimmigrant visa interview will be scheduled on February 22, 2018 and March 1, 2018; and No visa services for applicants with 221(g) letters.

Due to administrative closure of the Immigrant Visa Unit on April 3, 2018 (Tuesday) from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., walk-in hours for applicants requesting services to include executing Form I-407 applications, Form I-131A applications, accepting Form I-130 petitions, and distributing re-entry permits will not be offered.  We will resume walk-in services on April 10.

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link.

We remind all students (F-1 or M-1) and exchange visitor (J-1) visa applicants that in addition to the visa application fee, they must also pay a SEVIS fee before their interview. Information about SEVIS fee can be found on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s website. Additionally, they must bring financial documents showing sufficient funds for their first year of study.

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 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

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.