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Scheduling An Appointment

Everyone who is applying for a U.S. visa at any U.S. Consulate in Canada must schedule an appointment. Please visit to schedule an appointment.

If you require an emergency visa, please visit our emergency visa page for more information.

In general, all applicants must appear in person for the visa interview at which time, in addition to an interview, the consular officer will digitally capture the fingerprints of applicants aged 14 - 79. Under very limited circumstances the personal appearance requirement may be waived (medical emergencies) but the applicant must still be physically present in the district where the application is submitted. In the case of applicants under 14 years, a parent or guardian must appear in person to accompany.

For a complete list of visa categories and their requirements, please visit the relevant section of this website.

In general, visitors who wish to travel to the U.S. are recommended to apply at the U.S. Embassy in their home country before departure where they are better able to demonstrate their ties to a foreign residence as required under U.S. immigration law.

If you are currently residing in the United States out-of-status, you may not apply for a visa at a Canadian or Mexican border post. You must apply for the visa in your country of nationality. If you have any questions about your status, consult your local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office for clarification.

Please visit the relevant section of this website for information on visa-related fees. Please note that all application fee payments are now made at the time of scheduling an appointment.

If you wish to speak to an operator regarding the scheduling system, consult our Information by Phone page.

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