How do I apply?
The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its passport and visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. The Department is working urgently to correct the problem and expects the system to be fully operational again soon. The U.S. Consulate General for Hong Kong and Macau is monitoring this situation, and we apologize to applicants who may experience delays.
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, 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 or you may call 852 5808 4666 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) Monday through Friday from Hong Kong and Macau or 1 703 665 1986 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) if you are in the United States. The call center is closed weekends and Hong Kong holidays, as observed by the U.S. Consulate.
Certain applicants, including applicants age 80 or over, and applicants under age 14, do not require appointments. Please see No Appointments Necessary for more information. Please note that student visa (F/J/M) applicants cannot use the drop-box system.
Last modified: July 24, 2014