China - Guangzhou Field Office
Field Office Director
The Guangzhou Field Office has jurisdiction over the provinces: Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang (Tibet ), Xiamen, Yunnan, and Zhejiang.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Mailing & Express Mail Address
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Hours of Operation
The office is open to the public at 8:30 - 10:30am on Fridays. The Consulate is closed on Chinese and American holidays.
Phone, Fax Numbers & Email
Visiting the office in person
Office Location and Public Transportation
Entrance at Huaxia Road near Zhujiang New Town Metro Station, Exit B1.
Fees for applications and petitions are listed on the Forms section of the USCIS website. Payment may be paid to the cashier at the American Consulate General Guangzhou.
There are a number of options available to make a payment:
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 office's mailing address, to the District Director using the following address::
If you feel you were mistreated by a USCIS employee, or wish to make a complaint of misconduct by a USCI employee, you may write to the District Director, or write directly to:
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration forms are available in the Forms section of the USCIS website.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to always provide a clear and complete address written in Chinese characters, as well as an e-mail address on all applications and correspondence filed with our office.
For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.
If you abandon your lawful permanent resident status you must qualify again for this status. The abandonment of lawful permanent resident status cannot be reversed. You should give careful thought to abandoning your lawful permanent resident status.
If you wish to abandon your permanent residence and relinquish your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), please contact us by phone or in writing for further instructions.
Forms I-600 & I-600A
The Guangzhou Field Office has delegated limited authority to the Department of State's Adopted Children Immigrant Visa Unit (ACIVU) to adjudicate non-Hague orphan petitions that are filed by U.S. Citizens who are adopting children from China. Orphan petitions that are deemed not readily approvable will be subject to further investigation by the Guangzhou office. The Guangzhou Field Office processes all Forms I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition filed by U.S. citizens residing anywhere in China.
Prospective adopting parents that live in China should make arrangements with the nearest embassy or consulate for fingerprinting and to have completed fingerprint cards, evidence of fee payment, and a home study report (including a cover letter from a U.S.-based adoption agency) sent directly to this office. Additional information regarding the Chinese adoption process can be obtained from the China Center for Adoption Affairs.
Prospective Adoptive Parents are advised to contact the USCIS office that approved their Form I-600A application beforeleaving the United States for their Department of State appointment, to verify that their fingerprint clearances are still valid.
For more information on the International Adoption Process, please review the Adoptions Section of the USCIS website.
Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative are accepted from U.S. citizens with proof of residency within this consular district only. Additionally, petitions are only accepted for visa categories that are current. The petitions must be filed in person by the petitioner.
U.S. Citizens who legally reside in the local area, can file Form I-130 by coming to the office during public service window hours only. We do not accept applications by mail.
To file Form I-130 with USCIS Guangzhou:
U.S. immigration offices overseas do not accept or process Form N-400, Application for Naturalization from U.S.lawful permanent residents (LPRs). See the Citizenship section of the USCIS website for information.
Form I-131 Parole
The Guangzhou Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for parole by submitting their Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to:
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131 and on the Humanitarian Parole section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
Form I-131 Re-entry
The Guangzhou Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits overseas. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry Permit are found in the travel document section section of the USCIS website.
We are unable to receive refugee resettlement applications directly. For general information and processing criteria please see the Department of State website and the Refugee section of the USCIS website.
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
On June 4, 2012, USCIS changed where waiver applications are filed. This will provide more efficient and consistent application processing, and allow you to track your case status online. You may also request an email or text message confirming receipt of your waiver by completing and attaching Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance to your application.
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 as in the USCIS website at:
Our office will process your application if you submitted it on or before June 4, 2012.
Please see the policy memorandum, Exceptions for Permitting the Filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, and any associated Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal, at an International USCIS Offices, for more information.
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.
You must deliver a written request to expedite adjudication to the USCIS Field Office Director. You must also provide evidence of the extraordinary and compelling circumstance.
If your request to expedite the adjudication of an I-601 waiver is approved, the USCIS office will notify you within 15 days of receipt of your request. If you do not receive a response within 15 days, then it is very likely that your request has been denied.
Please be aware that approval to expedite adjudication of an I-601 waiver application does not guarantee that you will be approved, but only that consideration and adjudication of the I-601 waiver application will be expeditiously handled. If additional evidence is required, the adjudication of your application may be delayed. You will receive a Request for Evidence if additional evidence is needed. If your request for expedited processing is denied, your waiver will be adjudicated within normal processing times.
Transportation Boarding Letters
A transportation letter may be issued to a LPR to replace a lost or stolen. Application for a transportation letter must be made in person. Since these cases require extensive investigation, processing time can be extremely lengthy and it is not guaranteed that you will be issued a transportation letter. Additionally, Chinese authorities are under no obligation to accept a transportation letter as evidence that a person may lawfully depart the country.
The following documents will be required:
Processed By Appointment Only:
Please Note: It is important to notify this office if the contact information listed on Form I-730 for the petitioner, representative, or beneficiary has changed. Office contact information in Chinese can be found on the Consulate General of the United States, Guangzhou'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.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/31/2014