apply us visa canada

Canada shares the longest international border in the world with the United States. Whether for business or pleasure, Canadians sure do love to cross the border. Did you know that immediately after receiving your Permanent Residency in Canada, you can apply for a US Visa? US Visas have always been so difficult to apply for in the Philippines, in Canada, not so much. Here’s how to apply for a US Visa in Canada.

PS. If you’re already a Canadian citizen, you don’t need a US Visa.

Who needs a US Visa?

Generally, citizens of foreign countries need a US Visa to enter the United States. Some people are exempt, but if you’re a Filipino citizen (that is, you travel with a Philippine Passport), you need to apply for a US Visa.

What are the steps in applying for a US Visa?

  1. Figure out what kind of visa you need here.
  2. Complete the DS-160 visa application form online.
  3. Create a user account at the Official Nonimmigrant (temporary) Visa Information and Appointment website for the U.S. Embassy in Canada, enter the confirmation number for each applicant, finish the courier document return process, pay the Non-Immigrant Visa application fee, schedule your Consular Section appointment
  4. Go to your Consular Section appointment for your interview

If you are denied, the consular officer will give you a letter explaining why. If the letter is marked 214(b), you can submit a new application but will have to schedule a new interview and pay the visa application fee again. If it was marked 221(g), you will be told to submit additional requirements and you won’t have to pay the visa application fee again.

How much are the visa application fees?

If you are travelling to the United States for Business, Tourism or Medical Treatment, the visa application fee is $160 USD.

Where can I apply for a US Visa in Canada?

While the initial application is done online, you’ll have to come in person to one of the following locations for your Consular Section appointment.

Ottawa

Address
Physical Address
490 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1N 1G8

Mailing Address (Mail from Canada)
United States Embassy Ottawa
Consular Section
P.O. Box 866, Station B
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2N2

Courier Address
United States Embassy Ottawa
Consular Section
207 Bank Street, Suite 418
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5T1

Telephone/E-mail
General: 613-238-5335
E-mail: OttawaNIV@state.gov

Halifax

Addresses
Physical Address
1969 Upper Water Street
Suite 904, Purdy’s Wharf
Tower II
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3R7

Mailing/Courier Address
Consulate General of the United States Halifax
1973 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 0A9

Telephone/E-mail
General: 902-429-2480
E-mail: ConsularH@state.gov

Vancouver

Physical Address
1075 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6E 2M6

Mailing/Courier Address
United States Consulate General – Vancouver
107 – 280 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2E2

Telephone/E-mail
General: 604-685-4311
Non-immigrant visa email: VancouverNIV@state.gov
Fiancé/fiancée visa email: VancouverK@state.gov
Investor visa email: EvisaVancouver@state.gov

Toronto

Physical Address
360 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4
Note: The entrance for all American Citizen Services is on 360 University Blvd. The entrance for all Visa services is at 225 Simcoe Street, directly behind the University Avenue entrance.

Mailing Address
United States Consulate General Toronto
360 University Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5G 1S4

Telephone/E-mail
General: 437-887-1448
Non-immigrant visa email: TRTNIV@state.gov
Investor visa email: EvisaToronto@state.gov

Calgary

Physical Address
U.S. Consulate General Calgary
615 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 4T8

Mailing/Courier Address
U.S. Consulate General Calgary
615 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 4T8

Telephone/Fax/E-mail
General: 403-266-8962
Fax: 403-264-6630
E-mail: Calgary_NIV@State.gov

Montreal

Physical Address
1155 rue St. Alexandre
Montréal, Quebec
H3B 3Z1

Mailing/Courier Address (Mail from Canada)
United States Consulate General Montréal
315 Place d’Youville, Suite 500
Montreal, QC
H2Y 0A4

Mail from United States
United States Consulate General Montréal
PO Box 847
Champlain, NY  12919-0847

Telephone/E-mail
General: 514-398-9695
Non-immigrant visa e-mail: Montreal-NIV@state.gov
Immigrant visa e-mail: Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov
Fiancé/Fiancée visa email: Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov
Diversity visa email: Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov

Quebec City

Physical Address
2, rue de la Terrasse Dufferin
Quebec, Quebec City
G1R 4N5

Mailing Address (Mail from Canada)
United States Consulate General
P.O. Box 939, Succ. Haute-Ville
Quebec, QC
G1R 4T9

Courier address
2, rue de la Terrasse Dufferin
Quebec, QC
G1R 4N5

Telephone/E-mail
General: 418-692-2095
E-mail: QuebecNIV@state.gov


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