U.S. Consulates In Canada Temporarily Suspend TCN Visa Processing
This bulletin applies to:
(1) Individuals who are in the U.S. in a non-immigrant visa status (for example, H-1B, L-1, TN); and
(2) Are NOT Canadian citizens or Canadian Landed Immigrants; and
(3) Want to obtain a visa stamp at one of the U.S. Consular posts in Canada this summer.
If the above applies to you, please note the following:
ADVISORY — The U.S. Consular Posts in Canada will temporarily suspend third country national (TCN) processing during the peak demand period of June, July, and August 2014. TCN applicants with appointments already scheduled at a post in Canada during these months will not be affected. Emergency cases may seek consideration for scheduling an interview at a consulate in Canada by visiting canada.usembassy.gov.
“TCN” stands for “Third Country National,” and refers to individuals who are not citizens of the U.S. or Canada, but a third country. As a result of the limited visa processing appointments, the U.S. Consular Posts in Canada are encouraging TCN applicants to seek appointments elsewhere in the world, such as in the applicant’s home country.
We anticipate that the posts in Canada will resume offering appointments for TCNs during non-peak processing times, such as October and November, and January through May.