The U.S. Mission in China announced on Dec. 27 that Consular Sections at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and Consulates Guangzhou and Shenyang will resume routine consular services on January 3. Consulate General Wuhan has resumed providing limited U.S. citizen services. Shanghai will continue operating in emergency operations status until further notice. Please note that the number of appointments available for routine services will be based on staffing.
Dec. 15: China’s national government has eased its stringent “zero Covid” restrictions, following an economic slowdown and a spasm of protests across the country. Covid rates have spiked in many cities. As a result, the U.S. Mission in China has reduced consular services, according to a Dec. 15 announcement posted to its WeChat account:
A slightly different message is posted on the Mission’s ustraveldocs.com site:
On Dec. 13, the U.S. Mission in China released this “status update“:
The gist of the announcement is that non-emergency visa services have been suspended in Shenyang but remain open in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
On December 12, the U.S. Mission in China announced on WeChat that visa appointments were cancelled at all posts in China:
Our law firm will continue to monitor and follow up on the situation.