China

June 7, 2013

Notice:  New Location for Consulate General Guangzhou

The U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, which processes all U.S. immigrant visas in China, will be moving to the Zhujiang New Town area of Guangzhou.  This spacious and modern facility will house consular services for visa applicants and for U.S. citizens.  The Consulate General will suspend operations on or about July 15, and will resume adoption-related visa services by appointment on July 24. 

In order to complete timely processing of current cases and to ensure that services continue smoothly, the Consulate General’s Adopted Children’s Immigrant Visa Unit (ACIVU) will maintain the following schedule of services:

  • July 5—Last day for Letter Seeking Confirmation submissions until resumption of services.  All LSCs submitted by this date will be returned on July 12.
  • July 11—Last day for adopted children’s immigrant visa interviews until resumption of services.
  • July 12—Last day to pick up issued visas, Article 5 packets, and other processed documents until resumption of services.
  • July 24—Adoption-related visa services resume at new facility.

Families and Adoption Service Providers are advised to incorporate this schedule into their planning for submitting documents, scheduling visa interviews, and determining travel dates.

For updates, please check the U.S. Consulate Guangzhou web site or adoption.state.gov.  You may also contact the ACIVU staff at GuangzhouA@state.gov if you have any questions.