Department of State and Mission China Announce Changes in H and L Visa Processing

The Department of State and Mission China shared a plan to consolidate the processing of H and L visa applications:

“The United States Embassy in Beijing and Consulates General in Mission China would like to take this opportunity to advise the American Immigration Lawyers Association that changes have been made to consolidate the processing in China of H and L visa applications for foreign nationals seeking to work in the United States. Starting March 1, 2019, interviews for H and L visas will be conducted only at the U.S. Embassy Beijing, U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, and U.S. Consulate General Shanghai. We will no longer be conducting H or L visa interviews at U.S. Consulate General Chengdu or U.S. Consulate General Shenyang. We have made these changes due to the volume and complexity of H and L visa cases and to ensure that we have the proper resources and expertise to efficiently process them. For more information, please go to:”