Special Immigration Alert: U.S. Consulates in Canada Temporarily Suspend Third Country National Visa Processing for Summer

Immigration Alert

By Robert S. Groban, Jr. and Matthew S. Groban

We confirmed today that the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada all will limit nonimmigrant visa appointments by third-country nationals (TCNs) not working and residing in Canada for the summer due to staffing concerns. It appears that Vancouver and Calgary have limited availability for TCN appointments in September, but the rest of the posts are not scheduling TCNs for appointments until October or later. Those TCNs who currently have appointments will not be affected.

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For more information, or if you have questions regarding how this situation might affect you, your employees, or your organization, please contact one of the following members of the Immigration Law Group at Epstein Becker Green: 

Robert S. Groban, Jr.
New York
212/351-4689
[email protected]

Pierre Georges Bonnefil
New York
212/351-4687
[email protected]

Patrick G. Brady
Newark
973/639-8261
[email protected]

Jang Im
San Francisco
415/399-6067
[email protected]

Greta Ravitsky
Houston
713/300-3215
[email protected]