U.S. Consular Services Continue, Despite Partial Government Shutdown

24 December, 2018

The Bureau of Consular Affairs continues full operations despite the lapse in appropriations that took place on midnight December 21. All consular appointments for December 26th and beyond remain valid. Applicants are encouraged to use the day before, and day of, their appointment to verify that the appointment is still active.

Closures on December 24 and 25, 2018

All consular appointments scheduled for December 24 were canceled or rescheduled. Please check your email or text message for information on your new appointment date and time or for instructions on how to reschedule your appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Postal Services have been restored, shipping resumed, delays expected

29 November, 2018

Shipping with CPC has resumed; however document delivery could be affected by delays. Track your documents online using your shipment number!

Supreme Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (December 4, 2017)

11 December, 2017

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link:

As of December 1, 2015, the courier services will be changing to Canada Post Corporation (CPC)

30 November, 2015

All applicants that scheduled an appointment prior to December 1, 2015 will automatically have their delivery location updated to the closest Canada Post Office location. If you want to check your new Canada Post location or change the selection please sign in.

Videos about the Immigrant Visa Process

7 July, 2015

The U.S. Consulate General Montreal Immigrant Visa Unit announces a series of videos to help Immigrant Visa applicants understand the Immigrant Visa process and prepare for their interview.

Overview -

The Medical Exam and Police Certificate -

Affidavit of Support -