U.S. Consular Posts in Canada Limit Visa Applications from Non-Canadians

On June 3, 2014. the Department of State has advised that it will severely limit the number of visa applications from non-Canadians, referred to as Third Country Nationals or TCNs, who may want to apply for nonimmigrant visas at any U.S. consular post in Canada.  The Department cited heavy case load during the peak demand months of June, July, and August as its reason for the restriction, and encourages TCNs who may otherwise wish to apply for a visa in Canada, to apply in their home country.  Emergency TCN cases may still request to be scheduled, at each post’s discretion.  Non-peak processing may resume in October and November.

Stewart Rabinowitz practices United States immigration and nationality law. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. is an immigration law firm representing businesses, families, and individuals.