Canada Post Corporation (CPC) possible service interruption

Please be advised of a possible postal strike that could disrupt normal CPC shipping operations on approximately September 26th, 2018.  This disruption in services could impact the delivery of your passport or other documents after your appointment.  Latest information on the potential strike may be found on www.canadapost.ca in the “ Negotiations Updates ” section of their website. ...
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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, Canada

Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, Canada August 22, 2018 Location:  Alaska Highway in Northern British Columbia. Event:  The Alaska Highway is closed in both directions between Coal River and the British Columbia/Yukon border because of wildfires.  The nearby community of Lower Post, British Columbia has been ordered to evacuate. Actions to Take:  ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Ottawa June 29, 2018  Location:  Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to: Elgin Street Sussex Drive S. Embassy Ottawa Event:  Demonstrations expected to take place on June 30, 2018 between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstration. Exercise caution if ...
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Consular Services Available in Grande Prairie 2018

For Immediate Release: CONSULAR SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANDE PRAIRIE 2018 THURSDAY APRIL 26TH BY APPOINTMENT ONLY A consular officer from the United States Consulate General in Calgary will be in Grande Prairie THURSDAY APRIL 26TH to provide consular services to U.S. citizens. The Officer will take applications for passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and ...
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Publication of Final Rule Changing the Passport Execution Fee

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018   The Department of State published a  Final Rule  on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for ...
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VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information – January 3, 2018

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 3, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every ...
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US Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services

United States Embassy Ottawa, Canada Notice Regarding Social Security Services September 29, 2017 The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations and will no longer be offering social security assistance through the United States Embassy or Consulates in Canada.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Canada who require social security services or ...
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Consulate Toronto Speaker Bureau visits area schools

The U.S. Consulate Toronto’s Speakers Bureau Program continues to serve as an effective platform which allows the U.S. diplomats to engage high-school students in Ontario in discussions. During the visits, the themes of speeches and presentations vary from American culture, sports, history to economics, foreign policy and international relations as well as mutual values and ...
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Worldwide Travel Caution

Republished from travel.state.gov  – SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups ...
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Toronto Consulate General Hosts Ethnic Media Briefing and Tour

The U.S. Consulate General Toronto hosted 7 ethnic media outlets to visit its Consular Section for a tour and briefing on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The group was composed of print, online, and broadcast media that provide services to targeted ethnic populations residing in Canada from China, India, Pakistan, Iran, and Russia. Consul General Juan ...
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Toronto Produces Live Facebook Chat on Student Visas

Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Consulate General Toronto held a second #AsktheUSConsul Facebook Chat focused on student visas on April 27, 2016. This activity supports the outreach plan of the Consular Section which a main component focuses on student visas, nearly 25 percent of all visa applicants in Toronto. During this chat, PAS ...
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Worldwide Travel Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.
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