Where was the last time you’ve been to a place for a vacation in the US?
Without hassle. Every luck is on your side.
I was lucky enough to caught Micky Mouse and the rest of the gang in Disneyland Resort (and had unequal distribution of tan here and there).
But before I was able to cross the border as a temporary foreign worker, I had to apply for a non-immigrant visa. The lightning luck didn’t miss me when I searched for the list of US Embassy and Consulate in Canada.
There it is. Right on the Google map.
I wasn’t far from my destination (US Consulate in Calgary) and goal (to pass the non-immigrant visa interview).
But what about the rest of the wanderlust crowd?
Many feet are itching to travel and also looking for US embassy and consulate for visa appointment. So I compiled a list to help in your quest.
(I knew you got one thing covered already: ever-growing list of dream vacations. I’m sure you had a board on your Pinterest that says “Places to Visit in the (Maybe Near) Future.” If not, well, you better have one.)
US Embassy and Consulate in Canada
Embassy of the United States in Ottawa
Address: 490 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1G8
Telephone (General): (613) 688-5335
Telephone (Emergency): (613) 238-5335
Telephone (Media): (613) 688-5315
Fax: (613) 688-3082
Email (Consular Section): email@example.com
Email (American Citizen Services): ottawaACS@state.gov
Email (Information Resource Center): firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you not from Ottawa? The list goes on.
You can choose from the seven US consulates in Canada. Pay attention to the information since not all US consulates in Canada offer consular service for visa appointment.
Consulate General of the United States Vancouver
Address: 1075 West Pender Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2M6
Telephone (General): (604) 685-4311
Telephone (Emergency): (604) 685-4311
Fax: (604) 685-7175
Email (Specific Visa Case Inquiries): vancouverNIV@state.gov
Email (Fiancé(e) visas): vancouverK@state.gov
Email (Passports): vancouverACS@state.gov
Email (Citizen Services): vancouverACS@state.gov
Consulate General of the United States Calgary
Address: 615 Macleod Trail, S.E. Suite 1000 Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T8
Telephone: (403) 266-8962
Fax (General): (403) 264-6630
Fax (Consular Section): (403) 264-6630
Tip: the location is across the Central Library in downtown Calgary.
Consulate of the United States Winnipeg
Address: 201 Portage Avenue, Suite 860 Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3K6
Telephone: (204) 940-1800
Consulate General of the United States Toronto
Address: 360 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4
Telephone (General): (416) 595-1700
Telephone (Emergency – during work hours): (416) 595-6506
Telephone (Emergency – after hours): (416) 595-6506
Fax (Citizen Services): (416) 595-6501
Fax (Visas): (416) 595-5466
Email (General U.S. passport, notarial or citizenship inquiries):TorontoPassport@state.gov
Email (Visa Inquiry): TRTNIV@state.gov
Consulate General of the United States Montreal
Address: 315 Place d’Youville, Suite 500 Montreal, Québec H2Y 0A4
Telephone (General): (514) 398-9695
Telephone (Emergency): (514) 398-9695
Fax (American Citizen Services only): (514) 398-9748, faxes for visa services will not be received
Email (American Citizen Services: passport, reports of births, and general information):
Email (Non-immigrant visa applications inquiry): email@example.com
Note: Use the Public Inquiry Form for other questions.
Consulate General of the United States Quebec
Address: 2 Place Terrasse Dufferin (Vieux Quebec, behind Château Frontenac) Québec, Québec
Telephone (General): (418) 692-2095
Fax: (418) 692-4640
Email (Citizen Services): firstname.lastname@example.org
Consulate General of the United States Halifax
Address: 1973 Upper Water Street Halifax, NS B3J 0A9
Telephone (General): (902) 429-2480
Telephone (Emergency): (902) 429-2480
Fax: (902) 423-6861
Did you get hit—by the lightning luck?
Are any of the consulates close to your place?
Or are you like me who hates going to a place ONLY for “document-related reason.”
(I had to go to Vancouver to renew my Philippine passport. It was a grueling not-so-amazing race. Not fair right? So I went back and vowed to make the most out of a Vancouver day trip.)
Well, drag yourself if you must to start and finish getting the necessary document as soon as you can.
And while you are making that call or waiting for a reply in your inbox, check the hours and days of operation. The US embassy and consulate in Canada has a list of holiday in America and Canada.
Did I hear the word holiday?
Pack Your Bag and Don’t Hit the Road (Just Yet)
You don’t have to wait for holiday or luck to have a vacation.
But I need to remind you again that applying for the necessary documents is the first stop, whether it’s a US immigrant or non-immigrant visa or wherever country you wish to visit.
Well, I cannot promise that getting the visa or visiting any of the consulates will be a walk in the park. Just imagine you are in a park, or a theme park, without getting a tan at the end of the day.
Share your traveling tips or disagree if meeting Mickey Mouse and getting an autograph should be in the adult bucket list.
Have you decided yet? Which of the US embassy and consulate in Canada are you planning to visit?
Resource: US Consulates in Canada and Official US Visa Information and Appointment Services