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Canadian flag Consulate-General of Canada in New York

Address1251 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse Level
New York, NY 10020-1175
Phonelocal: (212) 596.1759
international: +1.212.596.1759
Faxlocal: (212) 596.1790
international: +1.212.596.1790
Web sitehttp://www.newyork.gc.ca

» Can I visit Canada without a visa?

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Riaz Ul Haque
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:50 EST
Required Information
I am from Pakistan and I have valid USA visit visa of 5 years. I have plan to come next month in USA and Canada but I have not visit visa of Canada, therein Canadian Consulate taking time of 30 working days for visit visa process, due to shortage of time, I cannot apply my visit visa from here. Can I apply my Canadian visit visa from USA?
sandra kaya
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:12 EST
NO change in application status after the suggested 5 weeks processing time
Dear Visa Officer,

I submitted my visa application on November 7th and at the time, the processing time was 5 weeks. However it's been 5 weeks today and my file has not even been opened by a Visa Officer.

I recently contacted the embassy and I was told that it would be processed within the dedicated processing time. What is not clear is what processing time applies to an applicant. Surely it should be the one prevailing on the date of submission. Because processing times go up and down so it wouldn't make sense for an applicant to refer to the processing time after the application was submitted.

I'm a bit confused, fustrated and worried because lectures start soon (January 3rd) and I did my best to submit the application early. I couldn't have done it earlier because I had to wait for a final offer from the University, the CAQ confirmation email and other legal documents from my parents.

Morever the embassy takes a couple of days or weeks to respond to an inquiry. This only adds more stress as one cannot call or physically go to the embassy to obtain an update on the status of the application.

My lectures start on January 3rd and I might lose the academic year if I go there too late. Is there any chance of getting a feedback regarding my application before the end of December?
If you cannot help me can you indicate me an email or phone number i can contact to be helped? i have contacted several emails with no answers and have called unsuccessfully. I am desperate to get an answer. My email address is: sandra.kaya@okstate.edu if you need to contact me privately to have my application number.
Thank you,
Sat, 9 Dec 2017 22:13 EST
Visiting visa
Hi my cousin have a B1/B2 visiting us visa and would like to visit Canada, can she apply for eta to visit Canada. I am a USA citizen
Aasth Dahal
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:41 EDT
I am a nepalese citizen currently on a F1 visa in the USA.Me and my husband had applied for canadian visitor visa this May and was told by your office that our passports were mailed out to us on MAy 26th 2017,but unfortunately we haven't received my passport till date.

You said that we didn't sent our passport with a returning envelope that had tracking number on it but I clearly remember sending that out to you.How can a office like this be so irresponsible about such important document.I even filled a case with USPs and they said no such documents were found.I still wonder if you mailed it out or not.i tried contacting the office more than 100 times in these four months but didnt get any reply other than automed voicemails and automated emails.

You say there is no way u can help.How can there be no way to help us out when you were the one who last had our passport.If those were really mailed out to us could you please send some proof to us which we can use to find the passport.I guess you are a human who is reading this email so please atleast try to help us for the sake of humanity.We are in great trouble now thanks to the canadian consulate.

We just didn't lose our passport we lost the us visa with it and now we are in a foreign country stuck with no visa and no passport.We do not want canadian visa now we just want our passport back.PLEASE HELP US TO GET IT BACK.PLEASE!!!!!
Milton Enriquez
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:08 EDT
eTA approval
My name is milton Enriquez, I applied for eTA more than a week ago, i need to know how long i need to wait to enter Canada, i was denied to enter Canada because a DUI 22 years ago i havent got another DUI ever-since, all fines have been taking care, my plan was to travel by next Monday, If i can get an answer about this it will be highly appreciate. Thank you
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:53 EDT
Ruicong Ma
Thu, 2 Mar 2017 20:03 EST
About urgent processing of student visa
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am a Chinese student now study in USA. I send this email because i have a question about student visa. I may need urgent process of my visa. I need to know how long it will take and how much will it cost, but I fail to find any information about urgent processing of student. I hope you can help me solve this problem or show me a way to contact someone know this information. I appreciate your help. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Victor Garatea
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:59 EST
Trying to help a young friend obtain a tourist visa. As I negotiated your web site, I can not believe how unfriendly your forms are. Instead of asking for the necessary information for a potential tourist visit your forms are like the USA forms, trying to weed out people that will possibly overstay their visa or prevent undesirables from getting entry to Canada. Is this the way you promote Tourism? Making it a more secure process does not imply the inane questioning your forms require. I remember the olde days, you went to the HSBC Building in Buffalo, NY with your passport, airline ticket and 75 dollars and the visa was issued that same day. Now I tell my foreign visitors, lets see the Niagara Falls Cataracts from the American side it is less touristy, more natural.
shubhadarshi bhikkhu
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 23:45 EST
About Canada Visa
i am from bangladesh living newyork. i would like to say that -How can I apply for Canadian Visa. pls hrlp me.

lot of thanks

shubhadarshi bhikkhu
Mohammed H . Kabir
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:21 EDT
praying for Re-entry and visit to canada and I need to have waiver for the entry to visit Canada as visitor
I Mohammed kabir I was working with Construction project As
Project Supervisor and site office administrator
of Dormitory Authority.
How ever i have taken plea without knowing the fact of cash money handling at public works project.

It was intentionally put me in position by others and I was as a responsible person hold the responsibility.
and fine me $ 120.dollars

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