US Consulate in Calgary to limit services in November

21 Oct 14

UNITED STATES

Due to building renovations, the U.S. Consulate General in Calgary will restrict consular services during November.

The Calgary consulate will be closed for nonimmigrant visa services for the month of November. In anticipation of the suspension, the consulate has made extra appointments available now through Oct. 28. It will resume normal visa operations in December. Visa applicants can obtain a visa interview by appointment only and must first complete an online application and pay the application fees.

Also during November, American citizens seeking routine or emergency services at the consulate in Calgary must schedule an appointment by emailing calgary_acs@state.gov. U.S. citizens with emergency requests after business hours may call the emergency line: (403) 266-8962.

BAL Analysis: Applicants for nonimmigrant visa interviews should schedule appointments as soon as possible and before Oct. 28 to avoid the November suspension of services. As an alternative, applicants who are not U.S. or Canadian citizens and who are qualified to have their visa interview in Calgary in most cases may instead go to the U.S. Embassy or any consulate in Canada that processes third-country nationals. Please consult your BAL attorney for exceptions to this general rule.

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