Third-Country National Visa Appointments Unavailable in Canada This Summer

June 6, 2014—The Department of State has confirmed that third-country national (TCN) processing will not be available at any U.S. consular post in Canada from June to August 2014, except in emergency situations. TCN applicants with appointments already scheduled at a post in Canada during these months will not be affected.

The suspension will primarily affect foreign nationals who seek to renew a visa in Canada rather than travel to their home country. Appointments are expected to be available to foreign permanent residents of Canada, however. 

Foreign nationals who were planning to apply for a visa in Canada should return to their home country to apply for a visa. If this is not possible, there may be alternative options, such as U.S. posts in Mexico. Please contact the consulate directly to check if they are processing TCN applications.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your ISSS advisor.