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Information for Canadians and Third Country Nationals interested in obtaining a visa to enter the United States can be found on the Visa section of the U.S. Embassy website.

NOTE: In most cases, Canadians entering the United States do not need visas. For exceptions to this rule, please visit the U.S. Embassy website.

Important Information for U.S. Residents

Due to increasingly heavy demand by Canada-based visa applicants, U.S. visa processing posts in Canada are unfortunately extremely limited in the ability to accept visa applications from U.S. residents during the peak demand period of June through August. Appointments for visa renewals for U.S. residents who are currently studying or working in the U.S. will be more readily available during non-peak periods in October and November, and January through May.

For information on options for extending or renewing authorization to continue studies or employment while in the U.S., contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Many travelers to Canada and Mexico are eligible for automatic revalidation at a Port of Entry without a new visa.

U.S.-based applicants who need a visa are encouraged to schedule an appointment in their home country. Information on worldwide appointment availability is found on the State Department's website,

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