Treaty Trader and Investor Visas

Applicants representing new (not previously registered) enterprises must schedule their E-visa interviews at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto. The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto is the dedicated post for first-time E-visa applications which require pre-screening of new or renewal applications.

Dependents of current E-visa holders and employees of companies currently registered in the Canada E-visa program can schedule their appointments in Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver, in addition to Toronto.

Appointment availability is prioritized for Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents/landed immigrants who are citizens of treaty-trader countries. Citizens of the UK must demonstrate that they are residents of a UK territory in Europe and maintain domicile there. Limited appointments are available for applicants who are not Canadian citizens or residents; such applicants must choose the “Non-Canada Resident” category when scheduling an appointment.

First-time applicants are required to submit a collection of documents concurrent with the making of the online visa appointment. Please carefully review the relevant tabs for a detailed listing of the required documents. Once you have gathered all documentation pertaining to your E-visa application, you may schedule an appointment online at the U.S. Visa Service website. Before an appointment can be scheduled, you must pay the required, non-refundable visa fees for the principal applicant and any eligible family members.

U.S. consulates in Canada process E-visa applicants in two separate queues, based on the time needed to review the required documentation. Applicants for new cases and renewals may select an available appointment a minimum of 10 business days from the day they schedule the appointment. Only applications in the queue for “New Cases and Renewals” will be considered for company registration or re-registration.

Employees of currently registered E-visa companies and qualifying family members of current E-visa holders may book the first available appointments. A registered company is a business that has previously been issued an E-visa for its principal investor or employee and maintains a valid company registration with a U.S. embassy or consulate. Dependents, a spouse or child under age 21, should only join the shorter queue if they are applying separately from the principal applicant.

Please follow the on-screen prompts carefully when booking an online appointment to ensure you are added to the proper queue. Failure to schedule an appointment in the proper queue may cause delays in processing the E-visa application. If you are unsure which queue to join, please contact the consulate where you plan to appear for the interview by e-mail (addresses listed below) with specific information about your case, and we will advise.

New cases and renewals must email the supporting documentation listed below to immediately after booking the online appointment, indicating on the subject line the consulate where they intend to interview. The E-visa unit may contact the applicants or their legal representatives to request any additional documents needed to establish qualifications for the E-visa. It is the responsibility of the applicants or their legal representatives to submit required documents in a timely fashion.

E-visa applicants are responsible for ensuring that they apply under the proper category and submit the required documentation that pertains to their applications. For a comprehensive list of supporting documentation by application type, please consult the appropriate tab at right.

The E-visa application processing fee of $205 is paid during the online application process. If the E-visa is issued, a reciprocity fee may be charged, depending on the applicant’s citizenship. Reciprocity fees by country can be found at the State Department website.

For more information about E-visas, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.