Securing US business visas for your employees can be a long, arduous process that is filled with delays and is not guaranteed to pay off. During peak season, a normal visa application process can take up to 4-6 weeks, with more than 1 in 4 applications being denied.

When you’re sending employees to the US, it’s for a good reason – for work that needs to be done. The operational and financial risk that comes with a failed business visa application can delay projects, lose big contracts or important clients, and affect your bottom line.

Apply for your employees’ US business visa the right way – easily, on-time, and with the best chance of success. With AmCham China’s US Business Visa Program (BVP), keep your international business operations running smoothly and give your employees the greatest chance of success when they put forth their business visa applications.

AmCham China’s Business Visa Program:

Reduces the wait time for visa interviews by up to 3 weeks during peak season

Boasts an over 90% approval rate for US business visa applicants

Operated by a team with 15+ years of visa experience

Designed in cooperation with the US Embassy in Beijing

This service, designed in cooperation with the US Embassy, allows qualified member companies of AmCham China to quickly and conveniently apply for US visas for your Chinese staff.

What Member Companies Qualify to Join the BVP?

AmCham China Corporate Members and Corporate Associates can apply to enter the BVP.

For US companies, approval is based on 1) a headquarters in the US 2) a satellite office in China established at least one year prior.

For non-US companies, any Fortune 2000 multinational with a China office open for at least one year.

After review and internal approval by AmCham China, applications are provided to the US Embassy for review/approval every six months in June and December.


AmCham China membership does not guarantee your participation in this program, nor assure applicants from your company will be granted a visa, as the decision rests solely with US Embassy officials. The Embassy reserves the right to call applicants in for personal interviews. Participation in the program does promise, however, to speed up the often tedious and time-consuming process of applying for a US visa.

Interested in joining the BVP, please contact Elina at

Information and Resources for Individual Applicants

What Individual Applicants Can Apply for a US Visa through BVP?


Steps for Individual Applicants who DO NOT Require an Interview


Steps for Individual Applicants who DO Require an Interview


Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) Service


The US Embassy Closure Notice


Frequently Asked Questions