View Full Version : Canadian Embassy in D.C stops issuing Visitor Visa to Foreign Nationals.

06-19-2012, 12:26 PM
My friend who flew from out of state to apply for a Canadian Visa in Washington D.C has been instructed to go and submit his application at Canadian Consulate in New York.

Canadian Consulate used to issue visas on the same day however going forward needs 15 days to process and will deliver by mail. The applicant can chose to pay for premium private postal services like Fedex or UPS.

This would be a big roadblock for lot of IV netizens who have plans to go & get their H1B visa stamped in the US or even to just visit Canada.

Visas and Immigration (http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/visas/index.aspx?view=d)

"Important message:

Visa and immigration services in the North American processing network have recently changed.

As of June 18, 2012, the visa office of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., will no longer receive Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) applications from the general public; applications for a Travel Document (Permanent Resident Abroad) (PRTD) or applications for Verification of Entry. It will become a specialized office which will receive stand-alone Temporary Resident Permit (TRP), Rehabilitation and Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) applications for residents of the United States (U.S.) living East of the Mississippi River, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St. Pierre et Miquelon, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and TRV applications from embassies, the United States government and international intergovernmental organizations only."