Connecticut, US

Feb 01 2020

Consular Closures in China During Coronavirus Crisis

Worldwide
  • Jurisdictions around the world have been issuing travel advisories, implementing limited travel restrictions, closing government offices, and taking other measures in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
  • Many consular posts and visa application centers in China are limiting their operations or closing their offices altogether. Applicants are advised to check embassy websites or contact consular offices directly for specific information.
  • Access the Coronavirus Update Page for updated coronavirus-related immigration news. There have been updates from Brunei, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mainland China, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States and Vietnam.

The situation

Jurisdictions around the world have been issuing travel advisories, cancelling visa appointments, implementing limited travel restrictions, closing government offices, and taking other measures in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.  

Notably, many consular posts and visa application centers in China are limiting their operations or closing their offices altogether. Applicants are advised to check embassy websites or contact consular offices directly for specific information.

A closer look

Access the below key foreign embassy links for specific information on consular closures in China:

 

Note that some closure information may not be listed online – applicants should contact the consular office for specific information.

Those with appointments in the near future should contact their consular post for updated schedules and closure information.

Some countries’ consular posts that use online appointment systems may send applicants an email with closure information, but applicants are encouraged to contact the consular office in any case.

Looking ahead

Access Fragomen’s Coronavirus Update Page for updated coronavirus-related immigration news. There have been updates from Brunei, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mainland China, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States and Vietnam.

 

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to your Fragomen immigration team.