As a result of changes under the Hague Adoption Convention, U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou will only schedule adoptions appointments for applicants who have both an approved I-600A or I-800A form and a current fingerprint clearance from the FBI. Until recently, they allowed agencies to make appointments for families even if the approval of an adoption petition, extension, or renewal of fingerprints is still pending. This will no longer be allowed.
Families will be required to send copies of their I-171H or I-797C form as well as proof of fingerprint clearance to America World when returning their Referral Acceptance. We will only be able to proceed with travel arrangements once these documents have been received.
We encourage families to make sure they are filing extensions and fingerprint updates well in advance of receiving the referral. Use the link below to read the Consulate’s full update.
New Appointment Policy