E-1 / E-2 Visa Services Suspended in Vancouver due to Winter Olympics

Below is an automatic email response from the US Consulate in Vancouver:

E1/E2 visa services will be suspended for the duration of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games (February 12 – February 28, 2010). There will be NO cases logged, reviewed or scheduled for appointments during these dates. The Treaty Visa Unit will reopen on March 1, 2010.

Vancouver only processes E-1 or E-2 visa applications for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (who reside in either British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon or are currently in the U.S. in legal status).

If you are writing requesting information on how to apply for an E-1 or E-2 visa, please log onto our detailed website: http://vancouver.usconsulate.gov then click on Visa Information, then click on Treaty Trader & Investor. We do not adjudicate cases over the email.

If you are writing about a pending E-1 or E-2 visa application, please note our current approximate processing time is 12-16 weeks from your(clients) log-in date. This processing time can fluctuate based on workload and staffing. Please refrain from contacting us about the status of your case unless it has been pending for over 16 weeks without communication from our office.

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