Changes to the U.S. Visa Application Process for Chinese Applicants
As of March 16th, 2013, Consulate General Guangzhou for the United States has implemented changed to the U.S. Visa Application process. As part of an intensive effort on both China and the U.S., a new system for new visa appointments, document delivery, and fee collecting will be set in place. The changes apply to both new and current applicants. The following instructions will be delivered to all applicants prior to their interview:
- Visit http://ustraveldocs.com and register a document pick-up location, which can be done by clicking the “select document delivery address” option. Failure to properly register before the scheduled interview results in a deferral of the application.
- The next step will be to schedule an appointment. Once you are registered at http://ustraveldocs.com, scheduling an appointment can be done by clicking the “schedule my appointment” tab.
- Once an appointment has been properly scheduled, the instruction packet for both regular and K visa applicants must be downloaded. The instructional packet can be downloaded by clicking the “Prepare Documents” tab. The instructional packet will contain all required documents for the interview.
- Every applicant needs to complete medical examination and be fully vaccinated by a designated physician no less than two weeks before the scheduled interview. This letter will be required by the physician.
- Finally, as a reminder, every applicant should come to the scheduled interview on time with a copy of this letter and all required documents. Any failure to do so will once again result in a deferral in the application process.
Any questions regarding the application process can be answered at http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/immigrant-visa-unit-question.html. If any further questions exist, they will gladly be answered by the team here at Buda Law Group and China Marriage 101.
John B. Buda, Esq.
3301 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 205
Santa Monica, CA 90405