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US Immigration Update: On October 2, 2020 the U.S.C.I.S. will implement new increases for many Immigration applications and benefits. All applicants who want to apply for the following application types and benefits will see a dramatic increase in fees.

All applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020 will cost you hundreds or thousands in extra fees. See the chart below to see the differences in the current vs new fees.

Current vs New Fee Increases

Form #Immigration ApplicationCurrent FeesNew FeesExtra Fees% Increase
N-400U.S. Citizenship$640$1,170$530+83%
I-130/I-485Family Green Cards$1,760$2,860$1,100+62%
I-751Petition to Remove Conditions$595$760$165+28%
I-765Employment Authorization (EAD) - (Non-DACA)$410$550$140+34%

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China - Guangzhou Field Office

Service Area

The Guangzhou Field Office has jurisdiction over the provinces: Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Sinkiang (Xinjiang), Tibet (Xizang), Yunnan, and Zhejiang.

Street Address
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Consulate General
43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town
Tianhe District
Guangzhou, China 510623
Mailing Address from the US
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Consulate General
43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town
Tianhe District
Guangzhou, China 510623
Mailing Address from Outside the US
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Consulate General
43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town
Tianhe District
Guangzhou, China 510623
Express Mail Address
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Consulate General
43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town
Tianhe District
Guangzhou, China 510623

Office Location

We are located in the Tian He District:

43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town
Tianhe District
Guangzhou, China
510623

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 and E-mail

Phone

020-3814-5880
(within China)

011-8620-3814-5880
(from the United States)

Fax

020-3814-5883
(within China)

011-8620-3814-5883
(from the United States)

Inquiries:

Inquiries may be sent via mail, fax, or e-mail.

Visiting the office in person

Appointments:

"V92" follow-to-join asylum cases are scheduled by appointment only.

Walk-ins:

Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis during our public service window hours only.

Walk-ins for cases other than V92 and adoptions are accepted during public service window hours.

Public Transportation

Tian Yu Garden is located near the Guangzhou East Train Station.

Bus, Taxi Service, and Subway are available to and from Tian Yu Garden.

Parking & Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessibility for individuals with special needs is available with advance notice only.

Paying Fees

Fees for applications and petitions are listed on the Forms section of the USCIS website. Fees may only be paid to the Cashier at the American Consulate General Guangzhou, with either U.S. dollars or Chinese RMB only. Personal checks, postal money orders, traveler's checks, or certified checks are not accepted by the cashiers.

Forms

Immigration forms are available under 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.

Visas

For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.

Form I-130

Immediate relative petitions (Form I-130) 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. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

U.S. Citizens who legally reside in the local area, can file an Immediate Relative Immigrant Petition (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:

  • Make sure that all pertinent information on Form I-130 is completed and signed by the Petitioner.
  • Submit originals of the following:
    • Registered marriage certificate for both the petitioner and beneficiary,
    • Proof of U.S. Citizenship of petitioner,
    • Proof of termination of any prior marriage(s) for both the petitioner and beneficiary,
    • Photographs - one passport-sized photo, attached with completed and signed Form G-325A (Biographic Information) for both the petitioner and beneficiary,
    • 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.),
    • Copies of the biographic page of valid passports for both the petitioner and beneficiary,
    • 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.
    • All documents not written in the English language must be accompanied by certified English translations.
  • After the petition has been approved, it will be sent to the Immigrant Visa Unit. You will need to contact the Immigrant Visa Unit for further questions on scheduling appointments, issuance of visas, etc.

Form N-400

U.S. immigration offices overseas do not accept or process Naturalization applications from U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). See the Citizenship section of the USCIS website for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.

Form I-131 Parole

The Guangzhou 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:
USCIS
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX. 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: HP
2501 S. State Hwy 121,
Business Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Instruction 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.

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 at the How Do I Get A Travel Document section of the USCIS website.

Transportation Boarding Letters

A transportation letter may be issued to a Lawful Permanent Resident 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 issuance of a transportation letter is by no means assured. 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:

  • Proper Identification
  • Police Report or evidence of loss or theft of the Green Card
  • Proof of Residence in the United States within the last year
  • Passport size photographs (4)
  • Copy of your return airline tickets, if applicable
  • A Notarized statement that details your departure from the United States, your arrival to China, and when and how your Alien Registration Card was lost or stolen, is required.
  • If your Alien Registration Card is expired, explain why you departed with an expired card, or why you did not return to the U.S. before your card expired.
  • A certified translation of all documents that are not in the English.

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