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January 4, 2023

US announces suspension of routine visa services and imposition of COVID-19 testing requirement affecting travel from People's Republic of China

U.S. Mission China Consular Services announced on December 15, 2022, that the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai are providing passport and emergency citizen services only. Additionally, U.S. Consulates General in Wuhan, Shenyang, and Guangzhou will only be providing emergency consular services until further notice. Both immigrant visa and nonimmigrant visa applicants who had secured appointment dates at a consular post in the PRC ought to have been notified of their cancellation.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.


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