Schedule My Appointment


The National Visa Center (NVC) schedules all immigrant visa appointments, with the exception of K visas and petitions filed with USCIS offices in China.  Once the NVC finishes processing a case, the NVC will work with the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou to schedule an appointment.  As soon as an appointment is scheduled, the NVC will forward the case to the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. The NVC will also send the petitioner and/or the authorized agent an interview appointment letter.  K visa applicants, applicants whose petitions were filed with USCIS offices in China, and applicants who missed their appointments scheduled by NVC can schedule their interview appointments per the instructions through our authorized visa application service website. These applicants should not schedule their appointments until after they have received an "Immigrant Visa Instructions" email from the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, as you will not be able to access the schedule function through this website.

Please note that some visa categories are subject to numerical limitations. NVC will not schedule any cases that their priority dates are not current. Please refer to the Visa Bulletin for more information on visa availability.   

Schedule My Appointment

To schedule an appointment for immigrant visas (only after you have received the "Immigrant Visa Instructions" email from the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou), please visit this page.

Applicants who have previously registered for a non-immigrant visa or prior immigrant visa application should ensure that their contact information, passport number, and document pick-up location are up-to-date. In addition, visa type should be listed as “Immigrant Visa.” Failure to register or to update your contact information and document pick-up location prior to your visa interview will result in serious delays
processing and delivering your paperwork and/or visa. If you encounter problems during the registration process, please email to: You will be informed by email when your passport and visa packet are ready for pick-up.

What to expect at the Interview

Information on documents you should bring to the immigrant visa interview is available at Immigrant Visa Instructions.  Please be truthful during the interview. Misleading or untruthful statements could result in a refusal and even permanent visa ineligibility. If you choose to present documents during your interview, make sure that they are truthful and legitimate.

All immigrant visa applicants, including children, must appear at the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou for an interview. On your interview date, you must appear at the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou no more than fifteen minutes before your scheduled appointment time. There are no storage facilities. Therefore, if you arrive with any prohibited items, you might be turned away and asked to make a new appointment.  In order to make the process as quick as possible, applicants should only carry their appointment letters, passports and supporting documents for their visa interview. Please read about security restrictions at the Consulate that describe what you can and cannot bring with you to your interview.