On December 15, 2022, the U.S. Mission China announced that all routine visa services at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenyang, and Guangzhou) are temporarily suspended due to the surge of COVID-19 infections across China.
Specifically, the announcement states:
- U.S. Embassy Beijing and U.S. Consulate General Shanghai are providing passport and emergency citizen services only.
- U.S. Consulates General Wuhan, Shenyang, and Guangzhou will only be providing emergency consular services until further notice.
In addition, the announcement stated that some previously scheduled visa appointments at U.S. Consulate General Shanghai will be preserved. However, all other nonimmigrant visa and immigrant visa appointments at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China have been canceled. Applicants will be contacted if their visa appointment is impacted by this announcement.
Currently, there is no indication of when routine visa services will resume.