The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment.  We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible.  In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Consulate General will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until December 31, 2021, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.  Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


Effective Monday August 31, the Centre O location in Sheung Wan will be closed and replaced with the new Centre O station in Admiralty, located in 14F 8 Hennessy Road, China Tower Building, Admiralty, Hong Kong (MTR Admiralty, Pacific Place Exit PP3). Opening hours Monday to Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-6:00pm, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.


As of July 15, the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong has resumed certain non-immigrant services, including: F, M, certain J categories (alien physician, government visitor, international visitor professor, research scholar, short term research scholar, specialist, secondary school student and college/university student), C1/D, E, I, O, and P visas, and certain immigrant visas including IR1, IR2, CR1, and CR2. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment.  If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/hk/hk-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment. 

Applicants for H1B, H2B, L1, and certain J categories and their dependents covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 should request an appointment only if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation here. The Presidential Proclamations suspending the entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within 14 days in certain countries prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States (Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996, and 10041), and the Presidential Proclamations suspending the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak (Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052) remain in effect.  For details about these Presidential Proclamations click here.  


Please note that the Macau pickup centre option is not available for selection until further notice. Applicants may still choose the other 3 available pickup locations in Tsim Sha Shui, Wan Chai or Kwun Tong.


To improve speed in our visa processing, we remind all applicants the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong will not allow visa applicants to bring in bags larger than 30 x 24 x 7.5 cm.  Please take note of the prohibited items that will not be allowed into the Consulate and may result in you missing your visa appointment.


For arrangements in case of Typhoon 8 and Black Rain signal notification by Hong Kong Government, please visit the Consulate's website at https://hk.usconsulate.gov/consulate/hong-kong-macau/rainy-typhoon-season/

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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.