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Visa Services

Note: Appointments for visa interviews will not be available on Thursday, October 23, 2014, as the visa section will be closed for an administrative day. Visa Services will not be offered when the Visa Unit is closed – please plan accordingly. Applicants with a 221(g) letter are advised not to come for visa applications when the visa section is closed. Lawful Permanent Residents Services, including filing an Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status Form I-407, will not be offered on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

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.

Diversity Visa Program: DV-2016

Customer Service Statement to Visa Applicants

Welcome to the Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Units of the U.S. Consulate General for Hong Kong and Macau.

The U.S. Consulate General is located at 26 Garden Road in Central, Hong Kong.

We provide the following visa services:

Nonimmigrant Visas - temporary visits for pleasure, exchange programs, study and temporary employment

Immigrant Visas - permanent residency, marriage to an American citizen, adoptions

Visa Inquiries - how to get general visa information and help with case-specific nonimmigrant and immigrant visa inquiries

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More information is available on the following websites:







Last modified: October 9, 2014

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Visa News

  • New Visa Procedures - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA) Required in Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces implementation of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Enrollment in ESTA is mandatory for ALL VWP participants. If you have a visa to visit the USA, or a Canadian passport, this message does not apply to you. The ESTA applies only to Visa Waiver Program participants. For information about ESTA, please see ESTA webpage and Frequently Asked Questions about the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

  • USCIS Centralizes Filing of Petition for Alien Relative, Form I-130

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) centralized filing of the Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) immigrant visa petition since August 15, 2011. As such, petitioners residing in countries without USCIS offices, such as Hong Kong and Macau, must now file Form I-130 with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox facility. For details, see "USCIS News."


  • 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 179 KB) from DHS dated April 28, 2011.

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