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United States Visas

The ins and outs of getting a US green card

Although many families are prospering in China today, immigration statistics suggest the US continues to lure away mainland professionals and entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 11:54am

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.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Visitor visa accommodates gay couples

Gay professionals whose partners have been granted so-called prolonged visitor visas to stay in Hong Kong - a city which officially only recognises heterosexual unions - report that obtaining the document is usually straightforward.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers despair at conflicting versions of travel restrictions

The American Chamber of Commerce has been flooded with letters from members complaining about the new conditions on obtaining mainland visas, with members describing the situation as 'ridiculous' and 'a complete mess'.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Weight-loss ads send teens wrong message

I recently returned to Hong Kong after living overseas for more than 15 years and I am still adjusting to the way of life here.

I am not sure if this issue has been brought up before, but it definitely deserves some attention.

24 Jan 2008 - 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

US and Beijing to ease travel with 12-month visas

Multiple-entry passes will cut border irritants in both nations after January 15

China and the United States have agreed to a reciprocal visa arrangement under which both sides will offer 12-month, multiple-entry business and tourist visas, the US embassy in Beijing said yesterday.

8 Jan 2005 - 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

Row over US visa service resolved

Private call centre will resume taking applications after reducing its fee, putting an end to a diplomatic standoff

A call centre used by the United States to take applications for visas reopens today after a six-week diplomatic standoff.

The deadlock ended after the US government agreed to a cut in fees charged by the All-China Visa Information Centre.

4 Jun 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