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What Consulate must I use when I am applying for a U.S. Visa?

 

Generally, an individual applying for a U.S. visa must do so at the U.S. Consulate of the person’s country of citizenship. In the case where individuals reside in foreign counties other than their country of citizenship, permission should be sought from the U.S. Consulate of the country in which they are residing, to allow them to apply for a visa.   For example, a Russian citizen has taken up residence in Canada and is seeking to enter the U.S. on a visitor visa. The Russian citizen must demonstrate that he or she has legally resided in Canada for more than six months before he or she may seek a visa at the U.S. Consulate in Canada.

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