You made it here to this post for two reasons.
First: don’t tell me. You missed a US visa interview in Canada. Sorry for the emphasis.
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Because you want to know how to reschedule an appointment for a no-show applicant, you researched for the worst case scenario. Now that’s what I call the advantage of being pessimistic.
For those who chose the second reason, I know missing such crucial day is the last thing in your mind after all the preparation to ace your US visa interview. But sometimes things just happen—with a valid a reason. You should have one.
I cannot help you to come up with a valid reason if you missed a US visa interview, but this post is especially made for you when it comes to rescheduling an appointment the second time.
There are two types of US visa: immigrant and non-immigrant visa.
When I missed my US non-immigrant visa interview I was frantic with doubt. I reprimanded myself all day replaying the unfortunate event in every opportunity. What a waste of time.
Don’t do that to yourself.
It turned out that it is easier than I thought.
How to Schedule an Appointment if You Missed a US Visa Interview in Canada
All you have to do is to send an email (contactus_en_CA@usvisa-info.com) to US Consulate General Calgary and include in the body of the message the following details:
- Legal name in the passport
- Passport number
- Contact information
- Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee receipt number
- Explanation why you missed the scheduled appointment
Although the MRV fee is valid for 1 year from date of purchase, you must send the email as soon as possible.
Tips in Writing the Letter of Request for Another Appointment
Don’t just stare at the white screen. Think of the valid reason why you missed the US visa interview.
- Write in a short-direct-formal tone. Include in the email your first scheduled appointment, the explanation why you didn’t show up on that day, and finally request for a second appointment.
- Ask for the available spot and also mention the day that you are most likely to attend the interview.
- Send the email the day or the following day after a no-show visa appointment.
- Include in the email your mobile or landline number. You may receive a phone call from the US embassy or consulate. I did.
Message sent already, now what?
I received a phone call within the day I sent the email. Of course, I need not say that my explanation doesn’t contradict what I’ve written in the letter of request.
Be consistent and honest.
The conversation was short and fast. Afterwards, I received an email from the staff of US Consulate General in Calgary asking me when I would like to come for a US non-immigrant visa interview. (The next thing I knew was that I received a second appointment confirmation letter.)
Everything went well.
I had my second appointment in a week, the same day I missed my scheduled interview.
Isn’t that good news?
And start writing your letter of request for another US visa appointment. The most important thing is honesty followed by action without delay.
Lastly, please . . . please . . . don’t miss the second interview again.
I don’t know what to advice next if you missed a US visa interview again. If an affair is in conflict with your schedule, cancel the appointment online (within the allowable period).
How was your experience in scheduling a US visa appointment for the second time?