Govhk: general visa requirements

     

For travel to the United States on a temporary basis, including tourism, temporary employment, study và exchange.

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U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please Gọi +852-2841-2211

Outside of Office Hours, contact: +852-2523-9011

Outside of Hong Kong & Macau: +852-2841-2211


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Important information for immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants: As of February 25, 2022, the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong và Macau has suspended routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine immigrant và nonimmigrant visa services as soon as possible, but are unable khổng lồ provide a specific date at this time. Please use the Visa Inquiry Form khổng lồ request emergency immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments for immediate travel to lớn the United States for medical reasons, funerals, urgent business travel, or immediate exchange visitor (J-1) or student (F-1) travel. All other requests to lớn reschedule nonimmigrant visa appointments should be made to +852 5808 4666 or support-hongkong
ustraveldocs.com.

Individuals coming to the U.S. Consulate General for consular services are required lớn wear protective sầu masks prior khổng lồ entry. Masks are not available at the Consulate. You will not be allowed entry without a mask.

The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need khổng lồ establish that you meet all requirements lớn receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

See our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov khổng lồ determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to lớn the United States.


Nonimmigrant Visas

For travel to the United States on a temporary basis, including tourism, temporary employment, study và exchange.


A citizen of a foreign country who seeks khổng lồ enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.

Certain international travelers may be eligible lớn travel lớn the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-không lấy phí travel. The Visa section of this trang web is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel lớn the United States.

(Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.).


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 khổng lồ schedule a visa appointment should visit Apply for a U.S. visa.

Telephone: English, Cantonese và Mandarin speaking customer service agents are ready to lớn assist you 9 a.m. to lớn 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The hotline center is closed weekends and Hong Kong holidays, as observed by the U.S. Consulate.

You may hotline 852 5808 4666 (9 a.m. to lớn 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) from Hong Kong và Macau.

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You may Call 1-703-665-1986 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) if you are in the United States.

ustraveldocs.com.

For a specific case in which the applicant has been interviewed by a consular officer, A and G visa type, or concerning an immigrant visa case, please use Visa Inquiry Form.


The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order khổng lồ best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed & encouraged.

We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:

We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to lớn grant you a visa.We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.We will rethành viên that, khổng lồ you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience và that you may be nervous.We will use the limited time available for the interview to lớn get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to lớn get appointments lớn allow travel in time for business, study, và other important obligations.We will post detailed & accurate information on visa requirements và application procedures on every Embassy & Consulate website.We will explain the reason for any visa denial to lớn you.

Furthermore, if you are a:

Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment và, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.Medical và humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms lớn facilitate business travel và expedite cases of particular concern to American business.

At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:

Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.Complete your application fully and accurately.Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.Prepare for your interview by being able lớn clearly và concisely describe your intentions.


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PLEASE DO NOT BRING:


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(12x10x3in), computer, camera, tablet và food/drink.">Please do not bring lighter, bags > (12x10x3in), computer, camera, tablet and food/drink.


Non-Dangerous Prohibited Items


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Non-dangerous prohibited items can be retained at the guard checkpoint.


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As of February 25, 2022, the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau has suspended routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.

To schedule a nonimmigrant visa appointment, please visit Apply for a U.S. Visa in Hong Kong & Macau. If you have sầu an urgent matter & need khổng lồ travel immediately, please tin nhắn support-hongkong
ustraveldocs.com or gọi +852 5808-4666.

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Phone:

In Hong Kong & Macau: 852 5808 4666 (9 a.m. khổng lồ 5 p.m. Monday through Friday)In the U.S.: 1-703-665-1986 (9 a.m. khổng lồ 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

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For a specific case in which the applicant has been interviewed by a consular officer, applications for A or G type visas, or concerns regarding an immigrant visa case, please use Visa Inquiry Form.

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