United States: U.S. Consulate in Toronto to Suspend Third-Country National Visa Processing for the Summer

Between June and August 2016, the U.S. consulate in Toronto will suspend nonimmigrant visa appointments for third-country nationals (TCN) other than those residing in Canada, a consular official has confirmed. Although a limited number of summer TCN appointments in Toronto remain, these are expected to be exhausted quickly. Emergency appointments may be granted on a case-by-case basis.usflag-460_1118303c
Foreign nationals who have already scheduled a nonimmigrant visa appointment in Toronto should be able to appear as scheduled.

Toronto is currently the only U.S. consulate in Canada that has announced plans to suspend TCN processing this summer. The embassy in Ottawa and the consulates in Calgary, Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver intend to keep appointments open for TCNs, though, as in years past, they could impose a suspension at a later date if appointment wait times lengthen for Canadian residents.