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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 2, 2015

Systems issues that have affected the Department of State’s ability to issue visas are being resolved; all applicants can schedule appointments as normal.

Applicants who were given an ORANGE handout by the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai should return for interviews on July 6 to July 7 and July 9 to July 10 between 1:00pm-4:00pm.  You should bring your passport, supporting documents, and the colored sheet.  You do not need 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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