09 Sep Change in Procedure to Apply for United States Visa in Canada
Effective September 1, 2010 there was a change in the procedure for applying for a visa at a U.S. consulate in Canada. To schedule a visa appointment in Canada, applicants must use CSC Visa Information Services to apply for a U.S. visa at a U.S. consulate in Canada. There are no surcharges for phone calls or access to the appointment service. Applicants must pay the standard visa issuance fees charged by the U.S. Department of State. As of September 1, 2010, it is necessary to pay the Machine Readable Visa fee prior to scheduling the visa appointment. The CSC Visa Information Services internet site has some helpful information for third country nationals applying for a visa in Canada, including the need for most to apply for Canadian visas in order to be permitted entry to Canada.