INTERNATIONAL STUDENT, SCHOLAR and Immigration Services (ISSIS)
Alert: U.S. Consulates in Canada Temporarily Suspend TCN Visa Processing for
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).
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.
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.
cases may seek consideration for scheduling an interview at a Canada post by
Information on the new Affordable Healthcare Act and International Student/Scholar Obligations:
Important Reminder: All internationals, regardless of the visa type held, must check in with the International Student, Scholar, and Immigration Services (ISSIS) Office upon arrival at UGA. Not only is this required by U.S. regulations for most academic visa types, we can serve as a great resource for you. We look forward to meeting you!
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