Officials have launched a “Chinese Consul” mobile app that provides immigration services to Chinese citizens in the United States.

Key Points:

  • As of May 31, Embassies and consulates in the U.S. only accept applications for passports and emergency travel permits from Chinese nationals through the app.
  • As of June 7, the “Online Appointment System for Passport Application Overseas” is no longer used at Chinese embassies or consulates in the U.S.

Additional Information: Chinese citizens with special emergency needs can still contact embassies and consulates in the U.S. through mail or telephone. Detailed instructions on how to use the application are available here.

BAL Analysis: The new application is intended to streamline consular services provided to Chinese citizens in the U.S. BAL will continue to monitor news related to the application.

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