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U.S. Consulates in Canada Temporarily Suspend Third-Country National Visa Processing

The seven U.S. consulates in Canada have announced that they will not accept any new third-country national (TCN) visa applications for the summer months of June, July, and August. Any currently existing application appointments will be honored, but going forward nationals of countries other than Canada will be required to obtain a visa appointment at U.S. consulates elsewhere in the world. The U.S. consulates in Canada will resume TCN visa application processing in September.

This primarily will impact individuals who are currently working in the U.S. who had intended to make plans to apply for a U.S. visa in Canada over the summer months. If a visa application is required during June ? August 2014 that application will need to be made in another country, unless the client holds a valid Canadian passport.

Please contact an attorney at Graham Adair if you need guidance or advice on this topic.