||514-398-9695 - General Inquiries - Non-Visa services only
514-398-9748 - American Citizen Services only (faxes for visa services will not be received)
American Citizen Services, including passports, reports of births and general information:
Questions related to immigrant/diversity/fiance visa applications must be sent through our Public Inquiry Form available on the U.S. Embassy in Canada website.
The Visa Unit is not able to accept communication by facsimile machine or telephone, but we will review and reply to online inquiries in the order they are received.
If sending to Montreal documents use:
1155 rue St-Alexandre
ATTN IV UNIT
315 Place D'Youville Suite 500
||American Citizen Services: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday-Friday and 2:00-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays
Immigrant Visas: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday-Friday
Nonimmigrant Visas: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday-Friday
Best Contact Method:
||The only way to contact the consulate for immigrant visa services is through their online inquiry form. Non-immigrant visa services are still available via e-mail. Response time varies.
Call Department of State (202.663.1225) for Visa status information prior to interview. **Wait at least 1 full week before contacting after P3 has been delivered.
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves
||Approx. *2-6 months from the time P3 checklist is sent back.
Approx. 1-3 months from the time file is completed at NVC for CR1/IR1.
These are not highball numbers, they are approximately accurate. Expect a long wait for your interview. See the thread in the Canada forum for people waiting on Montreal. At times (late summer and late fall/early winter) often there is a longer wait.
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains:
|| *Updated 10/20/2014*
Link for checklist and where to file DS-160, Online registration and such
Form DS-160 - one copy, available online at
Checklist (enclosed) indicating you have obtained the required documents"
There are also further details on what documents are required for the interview.
For CR1/IR1 immigrant visas - You *must* complete the online forms DS-261 (Choice of Agent) and DS-260 Visa Application (replaces DS-3032 and DS-230.) You are also able to e-mail documents vs mailing them.
ENROLL or OPTIN is no longer required.
Please see Saylin's Wiki - NVC for Montreal Beneficiaries.
Issues Packet 4?
Packet 4 Contents (if known):
K-1 Appointment Letter: includes a checklist of documents you are required to bring to the interview, who is allowed to accompany you to the interview, what items are restricted from entering the consulate, and of course the date and time of the interview. *Also can be emailed to you instead of being mailed through post.
If filed for CR1/IR1, packet 4 includes only information on interview day and medical.
Forms to Consulate?
DS-160 confirmation page
Other Forms (if any)?
||Bring to interview:
I-134 (Affidavit of Support for K1) and supporting documents
Checklist with items
2 5cmx5cm colour passport sized photos
Confirmation page of DS-160
New statement of intent to marry signed within last 30 days
Civil documents for beneficiary
Original divorce decree(s) from petitioner
2x 5cmx5cm colour passport sized photos
Confirmation page of DS-260
All original civil documents for beneficiary
Original AOS with supporting documents
Direct Consular Filing Offered?
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country?
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview?
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"?
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in?
||Scheduled Ahead of Time
Visa issued same day?
If not what's the waiting period?
||Montreal now uses Canada Post as of December 1st 2015.
When packet 4 arrives you will be instructed to register for Canada Post. You will pick the nearest location to you from a drop down menu.
The waiting period varies.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview?
Cost of Medical Exam?
||Varies by Doctor.
It is advised to schedule exam at least a week before interview if going to Medisys in Montreal. Medisys requires 3 days after the exam to get the results back (medical day + 3 more days, weekends not included)
Medical Exam costs for Montreal as of February, 2018
$462CAD including taxes
plus additional vaccinations if required. Flu vaccine at $25.00
Medisys charges $50 plus taxes anywhere in Canada for shipping the medical by Purolator.
Medical Exam costs for Surrey Office are:
Adults - $340.00, Pregnant Adult - $225.00, Child - $150.00
Cash, debit, or money order only (no credit cards).
Results can be picked up next day or day after.
List of doctors?
Dr Gulzar Cheema
7170 - 120th Street
Surrey, BC V8W3M8
604.597.6887 or 604.597.1233
Please note that the NEW office location is:
Dr. Lyndon Mascarenhas
CLAIRHURST Medical Centre
1466 Bathurst Street (Bathurst & St Clair)
Toronto, ON, M5R 3S3
Dr. Randall T. Lee
2901 Lawrence Ave., East, Suite 201
Scarborough, ON M1P 2T4
Dr. Ian Zatzman
955 Major MacKenzie Dr., West Suite 208
Vaughan, ON L6A 4P9
Medisys Health Group Inc.
500 Sherbrooke St., West #1100
Montreal, QC H3A 3C6
514‐499‐2777 ext 3500
1‐800‐499‐1394 ext. 3500
Items to bring to your medical examination:
You should bring the following items to your medical exam:
Your visa interview appointment letter with MTL case number,
Your passport or your travel document,
Five (5) recently taken passport-sized color photographs, and
A copy of your immunization records.
You must pay all medical examination fees, including x-ray and blood test fees, directly to the examining physician. Any required vaccinations and additional tests will be charged separately.
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical?
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview?
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview?
||>>>See www.panelphysicians.com for vaccination requirements<<<
Generally needed from ages 18-64
Tetanus booster or Tdap
Influenza from Oct - May
Proof of chicken pox or vaccine (Verbal confirmation is generally accepted)
blood test for syphilis is done
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate?
||Days Inn downtown. A short cab ride/drive from the Consulate.
Le Auberge de Jeunesse de Montreal (Montreal Youth Hostel)
Anyway, it's a *really* short cab ride from the hostel to the consulate and is EXTREMELY cheap to stay there. I flew up and stayed one night. It has the basic necessities. Nothing fancy, but you just need a roof over your head and a shower/bathroom. Worked out great.
Tour Centre Ville - Across the street from Consulate -(514) 866-8861
Nothing fancy, but clean and decent room for the night... will also hold onto your luggage. While cheap, please be aware of some recent problems with bedbugs at this hotel (see customer reviews on TripAdvisor).
While not as cheap as the others, the Le Square Phillip Hotel is a top rated hotel on TripAdvisor, just one block away. Great staff, huge rooms, comp breakfast starting at 6:30am and they will gladly store your luggage while you are at the embassy.
Hotel Travelodge on boul. Rene-Levesque -- a ten minute walk to the Consulate.
Courtyard Marriott is a three minute walk from the consulate -380 Rene-Levesque decent price plus reduces stress due to close proximity to the consulate
If anyone is looking for a place to stay in when planing to visit US consulate in Montreal, Canada, I advise you to check this place on Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/15069762
This guy is renting his place for $49 CAD/night... it is very neat, and clean.. and it is a walking distance of 25 mins from US consulate and 20 mins from the Panel physician office. Also if you are coming by Greyhound from a different province, the bus station is literally two minutes from this place, and you can see it from the window of your room.
I highly recommend it... Spread the word, and help all Canadians immigrating to US!
||Arrive exactly 30 mins prior to your interview. Any earlier and security will turn you away. They hold your electronics so advise anyone waiting for you this may take up to 3 hours.
Pictures of the consulate: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=103460&st=0entry3662768
If flying into Montreal Trudeau airport and staying downtown near the US Embassy, consider taking the 747 Airport Bus shuttle. The shuttle runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and only costs $10 per person, pass is good for 24 hours, you could use for return trip (I did) vs. a taxi that costs $40 each way. There are several stops in downtown Montreal, including a stop 5 minute walking distance from the US Embassy:
As of April 1, 2019, only visa applicants will be admitted to the U.S. Consulate General on interview day. Not sure if this applies if you have children or not.