This office will…
Have a relative who is a beneficiary of a Form I-730 residing in:
Contact you, your relative and any representative of record to initiate processing once it has received the Form I-730 from the appropriate USCIS Service Center.
Are the beneficiary of a Form I-730 filed with a USCIS Service Center and you reside in any of the provinces listed above.
Contact you, your petitioning relative and any representative of record to initiate processing and gather additional information and documents, once it has received the Form I-730 from the appropriate USCIS Service Center.
Please Note: It is important to notify this office if the petitioner's, representative's, or beneficiary's contact information listed on Form I-730 has changed. Office contact information in Chinese can be found on the Embassy of the United States, Bejing’s website.
Due to customs delays, it may take up to two months for a Form I-730 forwarded by the service center to reach this office. Contact this office for case status inquiries only when more than two months have passed since you received a Form I-730 Approval or Transfer Notice from the Service Center and you have not received any correspondence from USCIS during that two month period.
Walk-ins are not allowed. You must make an appointment and you are required to present a government issued photo identification.
The nearest subway location is the Liangmaqiao stop on line #10.
Parking & Handicap Accessibility
Street parking is available outside the Embassy.
The building is accessible for individuals with special needs.
Fees for applications and petitions are listed in the Forms section.
This office does not accept fees. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to the Beijing Field Office must be paid to the Cashier at the American Embassy in China. All fees must be paid in cash with U.S. dollars or Chinese RMB, or with U.S. issued Mastercard or Visa. Personal checks are not accepted.
On the day you file your petition you will receive a form, and will be asked to take the form to the American Citizen Services (ACS) office, located adjacent to our office in the Embassy, and you will pay the filing fee. ACS will give you a receipt as evidence that you have paid the fee and you will need to provide the receipt to USCIS.
The cashier hours at the American Citizen Services Section of the American Embassy in Beijing are 9a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4p.m.
We strive to provide quality service to our customers. If we have not lived up to this commitment or if we have met or exceeded your expectations, please let us know. To comment on the services provided at this office, please write to the Field Office Director at the address given above, or to the:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
120-122 Wireless Road
Bangkok 10330 Thailand
If you feel you were mistreated by a U.S. immigration employee, or wish to make a complaint of misconduct by a U.S. immigration employee, you may write to the District Director, or write directly to the:
Department of Homeland Security
Attn: Chief, International Operations Division
20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 3300
Washington, DC 20529-2100
Immigration forms are available under the Forms section.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to always provide a clear and complete address written in Mandarin characters, as well as an e-mail address on all applications and correspondence filed with the Beijing Field Office.
For in-depth information about visas, please see the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.
The Administrative Review Office DHS/CBP Minneapolis is responsible for all non-immigrant visa waivers with the exception of K visas which are adjudicated by USCIS.
The abandonment of lawful permanent resident status is final. An individual who relinquishes lawful permanent resident status must qualify again for such status. Therefore, individuals should give careful thought to abandoning lawful permanent resident status.
If you wish to abandon your permanent residence and relinquish your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), please contact us for further instructions.
Forms I-600 & I-600A
The Beijing Field Office accepts advance processing applications (From I-600A) filed by prospective adoptive parents who reside with the Beijing Consular District. This office also provides fingerprinting services to prospective adopting parents who reside within the Beijing Consular District. Please note that orphan petitions (Form I-600) may only be filed at the Guangzhou, China office.
Information on international adoptions may be found in the Adoption section or on the Department of State adoption website.
U.S. Citizens, with proof of residency in the jurisdiction of the Beijing Field Office of USCIS, (see above) may file an Immediate Relative Petition (Form I-130) by making an appointment to come in to the office during Window hours. Examples of acceptable proof of residency documents would include: Chinese resident card, student or employment visa, passport stamps, employment contracts, and residential leases, to name a few.
To file Form I-130 with USCIS Beijing:
1. Make sure that all pertinent information on Form I-130 is completed and signed by the petitioner.
2. Submit originals of the following:
a. Registered marriage certificate for both the petitioner and beneficiary,
b. Proof of U.S. Citizenship of petitioner,
c. Proof of termination of any prior marriage(s) for both the petitioner and beneficiary,
d. Photographs – one U.S. passport-sized photo, attached with completed and signed Form G-325A (Biographic Information) for both the petitioner and beneficiary,
e. Birth certificate of the beneficiary. (If the original birth certificate is not available, you must obtain a certification letter, on formal letterhead, from your local Public Security Bureau reporting the beneficiary's name, both parents' names, date and place of birth, and registration of birth.),
f. Copies of the biographic page of valid passports for both the petitioner and beneficiary,
g. NOTE: The petitioner is required to bring copies and originals when filing. Originals will be returned to the petitioner after certifications of the copies are completed.
h. All documents not written in the English language must be accompanied by certified English translations.
3. After the petition has been approved, it will be sent to the Immigrant Visa Unit in the Embassy or Consulate you choose. You will need to contact the Immigrant Visa Unit for further questions on scheduling appointments, issuance of visas, etc.
Petitioners residing in a country with a USCIS office have the option of sending their I-130 forms to the Chicago Lockbox, or they may file their Forms I-130 at the international USCIS office having jurisdiction over the area where they live. If filing by mail, the Form I-130 must be sent to the Chicago Lockbox. The Beijing Field Office is unable to accept petitions by mail.
The Beijing Field Office is not able to accept or process Naturalization applications from U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) living overseas. See the Citizenship section for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.
Form I-131 Parole
The Beijing Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for parole by submitting their applications to:
USCIS Dallas Lockbox
For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX. 75266
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
2501 S. State Hwy 121, Business
Lewisville, TX 75067
Form I-131 Re-entry
The Beijing Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry permit are found under the Travel Document section.
Refugee Travel Documents
The Beijing Field Office is not authorized to process applications for travel documents. Inquiries, from persons overseas, regarding these documents should be sent to:
USCIS, 15th Floor
120-122 Wireless Road
Bangkok, Thailand 10330
The Beijing Field Office is not able to directly receive refugee resettlement applications. If you believe you may be eligible for resettlement to the United States, you may contact the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) located at:
Regional Representation in China
1-2-1, Ta Yuan Diplomatic Office Building
14 Liangmahe Nan Lu
We are unable to check the status of any pending refugee resettlement applications. Inquiries on pending and previously denied refugee applications should be addressed to UNHCR, Overseas Processing Entity (OPE), or the Refugee Resettlement Section officer.
Filing Form I-601 and I-212 from Abroad
If you are abroad and otherwise approved to immigrate to the United States, but a Department of State Consular Officer found you ineligible to enter because of one or more grounds of inadmissibility for which a waiver may be available, you may apply for a waiver by filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.
If you left the United States voluntarily after being issued an order of deportation or removal, were deported or removed, or re-entered the U.S. unlawfully after previously accumulating more than one year of unlawful presence, you may apply for readmission to the U.S. by filing Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission Into the United States After Deportation or Removal.
Where to File
Waiver applications and supporting evidence should be mailed directly to the USCIS Lockbox. You may find the address for the appropriate USCIS Lockbox in the form instructions, as well at:
• Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility; and
• I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal.
I-601 Expedited Adjudication Requests
If you are sending your application to the USCIS Lockbox and believe you have extraordinary circumstances that are time-sensitive and compelling, you may attach a written request to have your application expedited at the time of filing.
If you have already submitted your application to the Lockbox, you can make an expedite request by either contacting the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) directly by email, or by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center.
For information on how to contact the NSC and our National Customer Service Center, please visit the Contact Us page on the USCIS website.
Transportation Boarding Letters
Transportation Boarding Letters are handled by Customs and Border Protection Office. General inquiry on how to receive a Boarding Letter and appointment for submission request can be made at BeijingCBPInquiry@State.gov or 86-10-8531-3293.
USCIS offers limited fingerprint services to overseas applicants filing for U.S. immigration benefits who present an appropriate letter from a domestic USCIS office stating that fingerprints services may be captured at an overseas office, or for applicants applying for expeditious naturalization under Section 319(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.