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Tourism in the United States

US willing to issue 5-year visas to Chinese: Locke

The United States is willing to start issuing five-year visas to Chinese nationals, but a reciprocal arrangement is a 'prerequisite', Gary Locke, the US ambassador to China, said yesterday.

Tuesday, 6 December, 2011, 12:00am

Mainland investors fund US projects to get green cards

On New York's waterfront, the rebirth of the old Brooklyn Navy Yard has a novel financing scheme: green cards.

Credit crunch be damned, trucks and Caterpillars zigzag across a once-thriving industrial park that fell to neglect in the last century.

5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

US visa problems over for Chinese students

Visa difficulties that led to a drop in the number of Chinese students studying in the US have been resolved, according to the executive vice-president of the US government-backed Institute of International Education.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

'Undignified' visa process costing US companies billions

American businesses on the mainland say 'undignified' United States visa application processes are costing companies billions in lost revenue and straining Sino-US ties.

29 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Strict US visa policy needs better balance

The tightening of US immigration procedures in reaction to the September 11 attacks has understandably attracted much criticism.

29 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

US visa call centre shut down in Shanghai

Closure over 'illegal operations' leaves many mainland applicants in limbo

Shanghai police have shut down a call centre used by the United States to take appointments for visa applications for allegedly 'conducting illegal operations', leaving some mainlanders unable to have their applications processed.

28 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Legrix gets the best out of old friend

GIFTED Frenchman Eric Legrix can afford a pre-Christmas tipple or two after an inspirational double at water-logged Sha Tin yesterday.

The likeable freelance jockey combined with old favourite Small Wonder for Geoff Lane in the Class Four eighth and will be toasting Lawrie Fownes after getting the best out of Bellagio to take the Classes Two and Three finale.

19 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Will provide queueing area

I read with interest Ma Ching-chau's letter (South China Morning Post, September 30) regarding the visa queues outside the US Consulate General and share her concern for the comfort and safety of those applying for visas.

17 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Room for improvement

I EXPERIENCED problems getting a US visa and would like to suggest some amendments to the present system. I arrived at the US Consulate at 8.30am, on June 8, but found that the queue was already circling the Botanical Gardens. I had to wait until 10.05 to get in.

26 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Applicants face long wait

I AM concerned about the inadequate arrangement for US visa applications at the US Consulate in Hong Kong.

Although I understand the workload is heavy and can get worse during summer, it is wrong for the consulate to require applicants to queue along Garden Road for more than one hour, just to arrange an appointment date for the processing of the application.

15 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Consulate curbs issue of US visas

THE United States Consulate-General last night announced an indefinite restriction on the issuing of non-immigrant visas.

An expected surge in applications for tourist, business and student visas between April and September - and a lack of available processing staff - has forced the measure to be introduced.

30 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

US visa plan for media at risk

SPECIAL United States immigrant visas for Hongkong journalists fearing persecution after Chinese rule in 1997 is the subject of a bill to be introduced in Congress.

Mr John Porter, an outspoken supporter of the territory, also issued a strong statement to Congress supporting Governor Mr Chris Patten's controversial proposals for greater democracy.

8 Mar 1993 - 12:00am