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Welcome to the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai! We are committed to helping business, student, and leisure travelers obtain visas for travel to the United States. Our website is always the most current, comprehensive, and official source of information about obtaining a visa through our consulate. We are guided by our customer service statement to make this process as efficient and pleasant as possible.


Posted on July 7, 2015

Applicants who were given an ORANGE or BLUE handout by the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai should return for their interview before July 31.  You may come for your interview between 07:30 and 11:00 from Monday to Friday.  Please note that we will be closed on Friday, July 24 and will not be able to conduct interviews on that day.  You should bring your passport, supporting documents, and the colored sheet.  You do not need to reschedule your appointment if you return for your interview before July 31.  After July 31, you will be required to reschedule your appointment.


Visa Information:

For information about applying for a visa, scheduling an interview appointment, paying fees and passport pick up, please contact our Call Center at  (+86) 021-5191-5200 or go to

To check your visa or passport status, please visit  

If you need your passport back for travel that does not include the United States while your case undergoes administrative processing, please contact us via our web form:



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