How to Apply For a Third Country Visa at a U.S. Embassy in Canada or Mexico

Any third country national (TCN)* present in the U.S. and visitors present in Canada or Mexico who wish to apply for a nonimmigrant visa at the Embassy or Consulates in Canada or Mexico, must make an appointment for an interview. Appointments are required. U.S. Consulates are located in Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Toronto, Vancouver, Ciudad Juarez, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Matamoros, Merida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo and Tijuana.

*Please note that embassies and consulates along the U.S. border can no longer accept applications from non-resident TCNs who are nationals of the six countries currently designated as state sponsors of terrorism. For more information, please see the Notice: Special Visa Processing Procedures Pursuant to Section 306 of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Reform Act of 2002.

Appointments by Telephone: Appointments by telephone are no longer accepted by US embassies in Canada. All appointments should be processed through the internet.

Appointments by Internet: Applicants can book appointments in Canada or Mexico via the internet. Applicants are required to pay their visa processing fees before scheduling a visa appointment

After your appointment is scheduled, you will be mailed an information packet for the post where you will be applying.

(Updated 10/17/2012 by AD)

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