Rainy and Typhoon Season
The annual rainy and typhoon season has begun and is expected to last until November. Please be advised that if Black Rainstorm Warning OR Typhoon Signal 8 or above is announced by the Hong Kong Observatory, the Consulate General will be closed. In such a situation, there will be no need to reschedule your appointment. Please see "Consular Services During the Rainy and Typhoon Season" for details.
All visa interviews at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong are handled on an appointment basis only. Individuals seeking general information about U.S. visas or needing to schedule a visa appointment should visit Apply for a U.S. visa.
Last modified: April 26, 2013
Beware of Fraudulent Websites and Emails
The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong does not endorse or have a "special relationship" with any individual, business, or website offering advice or assistance with the visa process. No one can guarantee the issuance of a visa to you. All U.S. government forms are free. Some websites and emails try to mislead customers and members of the public into thinking they are official U.S. government websites. These websites are designed to appear official, and often have images of the U.S. flag, U.S. Capitol, White House, or Statue of Liberty. What these websites and emails are missing is the ".gov" suffix on their addresses. Remember that anything that does not end with ".gov" should be considered suspect.
Effective April 28, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) no longer requires registration of foreign citizens entering and exiting the United States under the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), also known as Special Registration. More information is available in the Federal Register notice (PDF 180 KB) from DHS dated April 28, 2011.