Published on the World Journal Weekly on March 1, 2015

Q & A 1.

Q&A 1.

Petitioner for Parentsí Case Worries About Delays, How to Contact the Consulate in Guangzhou, And Whether He Has Enough for Their Financial Support

A son asks:

I am a U.S. citizen, applied for my parents on 4/30/2013.  Now we are at the last step, waiting for interview notice from Guangzhou Consulate.  But I have the following questions:

  1. It has been over a month since NVC forwarded the documents to Guangzhou, how come we still didn’t receive interview notice?

  2. I am concerned about my tax situation.  The consulate requires 3 years of income tax returns and I only have 1 year meet the requirement and two other years only have little income.  Will this be the reason that my parents’ interviews are delayed?  I want to contact Guangzhou Consulate regarding my parents’ interviews, what should I do?

Dear reader,

1. Interview notices are generally received anywhere from 2-4 months from the date that the NVC forwards the case to the consulate in Guangzhou. Not receiving anything one month after the NVC sends out the case is not a cause for concern.

2. If you only have one year of finances that meets the requirement of the poverty guidelines and two others with little income, you would best be advised to have a credible co-sponsor provide another I-864 affidavit of support. The question of support will come up in the interview and would not be a cause of delay for your parents’ interview. If you wish to contact the consulate in Guangzhou, you can use email with the web format at


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