DOS Alert: U.S. Consulates in Canada Temporarily Suspend TCN Visa Processing for Summer

“In response to member queries regarding the difficulty of scheduling visa processing appointments for third-country nationals (TCN) in Canada, the AILA DOS Liaison Committee reached out to the Department of State (DOS).

DOS informed AILA on 6/3/2014 that due to increasingly heavy demand by Canada-based visa applicants, the seven U.S. visa processing posts in Canada are extremely limited in their ability to accept TCN cases during the peak demand period of June, July, and August.

Canadian posts encourage such applicants to seek appointments elsewhere in the world, such as in the applicant’s home country. Canadian posts offer increased appointment availability for TCNs during non-peak processing times, such as October and November, and January through May.

Emergency cases may seek consideration for scheduling an interview at a Canada post by visiting”


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