Beijing’s O1 visa issuance rate

Person with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletics
Before COVID, Beijing issued 16.3 O1 visas in an average February. This February, they issued 27. It seems like Beijing is hard at work catching up on their backlog from COVID.
Source: The U.S. Department of State’s Monthly Immigrant Visa Issuance Statistics.
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