This consular post handles all immigrant visa applications for mainland China as well as nonimmigrant visa applications and U.S. citizen services for the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, and Fujian.
Construction began in October 2009. According to a State Department announcement at the time, the cost of the new, seven-building compound was $260 million. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LPP. It has 67 service windows for American citizen services, visa interviews and other applicants. It accommodates approximately 300 employees.
As of July 23, 2013, the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou will complete its move to its new location in Zhujiang New Town.