The Department of State has informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association that due to increasingly heavy demand by Canada-based visa applicants, the seven U.S. visa processing posts in Canada are extremely limited in their ability to accept third-country nationals (TCNs) cases during the peak demand period of June, July, and August. This explains the increased difficulty of scheduling visa processing appointments for TCNs at U.S. Consulates in Canada. Emergency cases may seek consideration for scheduling an interview at a Canada post by visiting canada.usembassy.gov.

Canadian posts encourage such applicants to seek appointments elsewhere in the world, such as in the applicant’s home country. Appointments are available for TCNs during non-peak processing times, such as October and November, and January through May.