- In Case of Emergency
- American Citizen Services
- Visa Services
- Security Notice
If you are an American citizen with an afterhours emergency, please call 416-595-6506 for assistance. Note: This number does not provide any information about U.S. visas. It is for American citizen emergency cases only.
Mailing Address (Mail from Canada)
360 University Ave.
Entry for all U.S. passport, notarial, consular and visa services is located at the rear of the Consulate, at 225 Simcoe Street. The nearest subway stop is Osgoode.
Note: The front door at 360 University Ave. is closed to the general public.
Phone (General): 416.595.1700
Phone (Emergency -- During Work Hours): 416-595-6506
Phone (Emergency -- After Hours): 416-595-6506
Fax (Citizen Services): 416-595-6501
Fax (Visas): 416-595-5466
E-mail (general U.S. passport, notarial or citizenship inquiries):TorontoPassport@state.gov
E-mail (visa inquiries): TRTNIV@state.gov
U.S. Consulate General Toronto is open on normal workdays for both customers and for telephone inquiries, from 8:15AM to 5PM. The Consulate is closed on all weekends, and Canadian and U.S. Holidays.
The American Citizen Services Section is open to the public for passport applications, report of birth abroad applications, and notarial services by appointment only.
To Schedule an appointment
To schedule a passport appointment, consular report of birth abroad appointment, or a notarial services appointment, please click here. Do not use this link for visa-related appointments.
Passport and report of birth abroad applicants must bring a pre-paid XpressPost envelope with them to the interview. These envelopes are bought from Canada Post and are not available for purchase at the Consulate. American passports and reports of birth abroad are generally delivered within 2-3 weeks of the interview.
Canadian citizens are visa exempt and may apply for most types of non-immigrant entry directly at a U.S. Port of Entry or preclearance station. Applying for a visa when one is not required is strongly discouraged.
All non-immigrant visa applicants at the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto are seen by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling 647-955-3736 (if calling from greater Toronto area) or 877-341-2441 (if calling from elsewhere in Canada and the United States). Applicants are only required to pay the necessary visa fees when scheduling an appointment.
Please note that there are no service fees or toll charges assessed for accessing the online or telephone services beyond standard applicable data and phone fees. An online visa application must be completed and required visa application fees must be paid before an appointment can be scheduled. Please note that visa application fees are non-refundable regardless of whether you keep your appointment or not or if your application is subsequently denied.
Visas are generally delivered by DHL courier service within 3-5 business days of the interview. For current visa processing wait times, please click here.
Please click here to read a general list of security procedures for U.S. Consulate Toronto. Any visitor who declines to be screened by U.S. Consulate security personnel will be prohibited from entering the Consulate.
The following persons may accompany a visa applicant during Consular-related visits:
- Interpreter: Applicants may bring one interpreter if they do not speak English well enough to participate in an interview. Note: The working language of the U.S. government is English. The applicant is responsible for providing a translator for any language other than English, even if that language is an official language of Canada, i.e. French.
- Special Needs Visitors: Applicants may bring one person to help if they are elderly, disabled, or if the applicant is a minor child applying for a visa.
Due to waiting room size, the large volume of applicants and the time required to screen consular clients, other accompanying persons cannot be admitted to the waiting room. Attorneys, drivers, friends, and extra relatives, including young children not applying for a U.S. visa, must wait outside or return to meet the applicant after the interview has been completed.
For a list of Attorneys in the Toronto Consulate district area, please click here.