We are traveling to China in 2mths and the our travel agent in Chinatown Boston said to apply for our visas middle of July. My dad was born in Canton then moved to Hong Kong then came to the US about 30 years ago. Last two years he became a US citizen but now they need his passport from China which he no longer has. He has his visa from China when he traveled there 7 years ago when he was not a US citizen yet. The agent said he may need to go to New York consulate in person to do the paperwork. Anyone have the same problem recently that can help? He is going to bring whatevery document he has left when he lived in Hong Kong but it may not be sufficient.
If he does go to New York, how long is the process once the necessary paperwork is handed in? I checked their website, it said no appointments just show up before 10:30am to make sure it gets processed that day. Anyone been to the NY agency and knows what it's like?