On Feb. 26, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto, Ontario, announced enhancements to the E-Visa process for Canadian applicants. It announced that it will streamline the registration process at the Toronto Consulate General for Canadian companies employing E-1 and E-2 visas. Further, the Consulate General announced that it was expanding the locations at which E-Visa applications will be processed for employees and dependent family members. As of March 1, 2016, principal applicants and dependents, whose companies have a valid registration, will be able to schedule visa interviews at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, as well as at the Consulates General in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal. New applicants must continue to schedule their interviews at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto.
According to the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, the new measures are expected to enable the United States to better meet demand in Canada for the E-Visa. Russel J. Brown, the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, stated, “expansion of E-visa adjudications for dependent family members and employees to more posts across Canada, combined with streamlined processing in Toronto, will enhance our service and help us meet the growing demand for this important visa class.” Additional information is posted on the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada website.