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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.


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.


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


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:


AddressesPhysical Address1969 Upper Water StreetSuite 904, Purdy’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:


Physical Address1075 West Pender StreetVancouver, British Columbia V6E 2M6

Mailing/Courier AddressUnited States Consulate General – Vancouver107 – 280 Nelson StreetVancouver, BCV6B 2E2

Telephone/E-mailGeneral: 604-685-4311Non-immigrant visa email: VancouverNIV@state.govFiancé/fiancée visa email: VancouverK@state.govInvestor visa email:


Physical Address 360 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 Address United States Consulate General Toronto360 University AvenueToronto, ONM5G 1S4

Telephone/E-mailGeneral: 437-887-1448Non-immigrant visa email: TRTNIV@state.govInvestor visa email:


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:


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 MontréalPO Box 847Champlain, NY  12919-0847

Telephone/E-mailGeneral: 514-398-9695Non-immigrant visa e-mail: Montreal-NIV@state.govImmigrant visa e-mail: Montreal-IV-DV@state.govFiancé/Fiancée visa email: Montreal-IV-DV@state.govDiversity visa email:

Quebec City

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:

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