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US Consulates in Canada Temporarily Suspend Most Interviews for Non-Canadian Third Country Nationals

On June 4, 2014 the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA) reported that the Department of State is experiencing a heavy backlog for visa interviews at the seven US visa processing posts in Canada.  During this “peak period” – specifically during the summer months of June, July and August of 2014 – the Canadian posts will not be able to accommodate, as they normally do, the same number of Third Country Nationals who wish to get US visas.  The US officials in Canada will still consider emergency cases.  More information can be found at here. The US consulates in Canada encourage non-Canadian third country nationals to seek appointments in other countries during these peak months.