U.S. Mission in China Has Resumed Regular Visa Services

January 14, 2023
The U.S. Embassy in China

Due to the surge of COVID-19 infections across China, U.S. Embassy and Consulates in the country issued an alert on December 15, 2022 suspending visa services and canceling appointments. Thankfully, this disruption was short and most missions resumed their services. Consular sections at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and Consulte General Guangzhou and Shenyang resumed services as of January 3, 2023. Consulate General Wuhan resumed providing limited services to only U.S. citizens. Consulate General Shanghai will continue to operate in emergency operations until further notice. 

You should continue to monitor the website of the U.S. embassy and consulates in China for information about when routine visa services will resume in all locations. If your current visa had expired and you were planning to travel to China, be aware that the availability of appointments for visa will depend on local conditions and staffing and further disruptions might be possible that delay your return. You might reconsider traveling to China if you need a new U.S. visa to return.

Please be in touch with your school (for students) or department (for scholars) and reach out to your designated OISS adviser if your arrival or return to Yale will be impacted or if you have questions about your situation.