American Citizen Services
The U.S. Embassy and Consulate Generals are monitoring the current situation in Canada. The Embassy and Consulates are aware of the hardships that border closures and travel restrictions are creating for U.S. citizens who need to get United States. We are exploring all options to address the current travel disruptions. If you have not done so, please enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so the U.S. Embassy and Consulates can contact you with updated information and in an emergency.
The Government of Canada has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the Government of Canada’s Health Ministry for additional information. While we are exploring all options to address the current travel disruptions, we strongly encourage you to continue working with your airline and/or travel arranger.
The health and safety of those who work at and visit the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General and our communities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Canadian government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Canada will suspend all routine consular services effective Monday, March 23, 2020. We will resume routine consular services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. We will continue to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens in need of emergency assistance should contact the nearest office listed below.
If you are a U.S. citizen with an emergency situation, please call the embassy or consulate nearest you. Emergency contact information for the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in Canada is available here.
We regret any inconvenience caused by the suspension of routine consular services and appreciate your support for our efforts to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Canada.
Due to the possibility of an extended disruption, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations for the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.
For more information on the COVID-19 outbreak and travel:
- Visit our Embassy webpage for information on conditions in Canada.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Applications
As of March 17, 2020, United States Embassy and all Consulates General in Canada are cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.
For immigrant visas: If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please contact us at Montreal-IV-DV@state.gov. Thank you for your understanding, and please continue to monitor the information for updated guidance in the coming weeks at the Official Website for U.S. Visa Information and Appointments at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-CA/iv/information/contact_us
For nonimmigrant visas: If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ca/niv/information/faqs#need_earlier_appt to request an emergency appointment.
The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment.