The Consular Section will be closed to the public on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 for an administrative day. Visa and routine American Citizens Services will not be offered on that day. Any Americans requiring emergency assistance should call the Consulate operator at 2523-9011. Only true emergency cases will be processed.
The Consular Section will reopen for normal business services on Thursday, March 5, 2015.
Diversity Visa Program: DV-2016
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
More information is available on the following websites:
- U.S. Department of State
- Bureau of Consular Affairs - Visa
- Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
- Department of Homeland Security
- US Customs & Border Protection
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- General U.S. Government Info
- US-VISIT (Security measures)
- USCIS Case Status Service Online
Last modified: February 18, 2015
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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).
Modernized Immigrant Visa
Immigrating to the U.S.? Applicants for an IR1, IR2, IR5, CR1 or CR2 immigrant visa now have the option to submit their Affidavits of Support, financial evidence, and civil documents electronically. We anticipate that submitting these documents electronically will make the process quicker and more user-friendly. For more information, please visit: travel.state.gov.
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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