September 26, 2018


The China Consulate in Chicago will be closed October 1, 2018 for a national holiday. This will not count as a processing day.

Most Consulates and the Chicago Passport Agency will be closed October 8, 2018 for Columbus Day. AVS will be open from 9am to noon, Central Time.



India is now shipping all completed visas directly back to the applicant based on the address given on the application. Please see our India page for more information.

China is requiring that certain applicants appear in-person at the Consulate for finger-printing. If you have any criminal background or are applying for an X1 (long-term student), Q1, Z, F, or S1 visa, you will need to submit your application in-person.


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