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 CAN APPLY FOR 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 needÂ here.
2. Complete the DS-160 visa application formÂ online.
3. Create a user account at theÂ 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 wonâ€™t have to pay the visa application fee again.
HOW MUCH IS A US VISA?
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.
AddressPhysical Address490 Sussex DriveOttawa, ONK1N 1G8
Mailing Address (Mail from Canada)United States Embassy OttawaConsular SectionP.O. Box 866, Station BOttawa, ONK2P 2N2
Courier AddressUnited States Embassy OttawaConsular Section207 Bank Street, Suite 418Ottawa, ONK1P 5T1
Telephone/E-mailGeneral: 613-238-5335E-mail: OttawaNIV@state.gov
AddressesPhysical Address1969 Upper Water StreetSuite 904, Purdyâ€™s WharfTower IIHalifax, Nova ScotiaB3J 3R7
Mailing/Courier AddressConsulate General of the United States Halifax1973 Upper Water StreetHalifax, NSB3J 0A9
Telephone/E-mailGeneral: 902-429-2480E-mail: ConsularH@state.gov
Physical Address1075 West Pender StreetVancouver, British Columbia V6E 2M6
Mailing/Courier AddressUnited States Consulate General â€“ Vancouver107 â€“ 280 Nelson StreetVancouver, BCV6B 2E2
Telephone/E-mailGeneral: 604-685-4311Non-immigrant visa email: VancouverNIV@state.govFiancÃ©/fiancÃ©e visa email: VancouverK@state.govInvestor visa email: EvisaVancouver@state.gov
Physical Address360 University AvenueToronto, 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 AddressUnited States Consulate General Toronto360 University AvenueToronto, ONM5G 1S4
Telephone/E-mailGeneral: 437-887-1448Non-immigrant visa email: TRTNIV@state.govInvestor visa email: EvisaToronto@state.gov
Physical Address U.S. Consulate General Calgary 615 MacLeod Trail SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T8
Mailing/Courier AddressU.S. Consulate General Calgary615 MacLeod Trail SECalgary, ABT2G 4T8
Telephone/Fax/E-mailGeneral: 403-266-8962Fax: 403-264-6630E-mail: Calgary_NIV@State.gov
Physical Address 1155 rue St. Alexandre MontrÃ©al, Quebec H3B 3Z1
Mailing/Courier Address (Mail from Canada) United States Consulate General MontrÃ©al 315 Place dâ€™Youville, Suite 500 Montreal, QC H2Y 0A4
Mail from United Statesâ€¨United States Consulate General MontrÃ©alPO Box 847Champlain, NYÂ 12919-0847
Telephone/E-mailGeneral: 514-398-9695Non-immigrant visa e-mail: Montreal-NIV@state.govImmigrant visa e-mail: Montreal-IV-DV@state.govFiancÃ©/FiancÃ©e visa email: Montreal-IV-DV@state.govDiversity visa email: Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov
Physical Address2, rue de la Terrasse DufferinQuebec, Quebec CityG1R 4N5
Mailing Address (Mail from Canada)United States Consulate GeneralP.O. Box 939, Succ. Haute-VilleQuebec, QCG1R 4T9
Courier address2, rue de la Terrasse DufferinQuebec, QCG1R 4N5
Telephone/E-mailGeneral: 418-692-2095E-mail: QuebecNIV@state.gov
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