U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesman
July 12, 2012
2012 ‘fiscal year the State Council in China, one millionth visa
So far in 2012 fiscal year, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and our four Consulate General of consular officials in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenyang, have been processed over one million copies of the visa application at the same time, the sign face appointment waiting time was reduced to about a week.
This remarkable achievement and represents compared to the same period last fiscal year, visa processing, an increase of nearly 43 percent, then, we apply for visa processing in China, just over 675,000 copies.
Do this, do not endanger the border security under the premise, we increase staff and improve workflow, implementing a new pilot program, both on the specific case, waive the interview requirement and our program, and made other changes .
We are now implementing a permanent solution, so let us for the next few years, rising visa demand, prepared in advance. During his visit in June, the highest level of consular officers of the State Council, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice Jacobs, in Beijing, cut the ribbon for our embassy re-open on the wing, greatly improving the ability of the visa interview .
Meet the substantial increase in demand for visas, the State Council not only in China was a great success. So far the 2012 fiscal year, in Brazil, we have been over the same period last year, multi-processing nearly 44 percent of visa applications. In Mexico, we have handled more than 36 percent of visa applications. U.S. missions in China and Mexico each year to deal with more than a million copies of visa applications, the only two missions, while Brazil is expected to become the third.
Today announced the achievement, reflecting the Obama administration is committed to encouraging more people to visit our country to increase U.S. employment. Obama administration efforts to increase travel and tourism information, see http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/10/obama-administration-continues-efforts -increase-travel-and-tourism-unite.

在滿足大幅增加的簽證需求方面,國務院不僅只在中國獲得了巨大成功。在迄今為止的2012財年,我們在巴西,已經比去年同期,多處理了將近44%的簽證申請。在墨西哥,我們已經多處理了36%的簽證申請。駐中國和墨西哥的美國使團,是每年處理超過一百萬份簽證申請的,僅有的兩個使團, 而巴西,正有望成為第三個。
今天宣布的成就,反映出歐巴馬政府致力於通過鼓勵更多人,訪問我們的國家,來增加美國就業。關於歐巴馬政府最近在增加旅行和旅遊方面的努力的更多信息,請見http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/10/obama-administration-continues-efforts -increase-travel-and-tourism-unite。