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H1B Expedite Appointment Query
I requested for expedite appointment and received an email stating that my request has been accepted and I should receive another appointment confirmation email shortly. It has been 2 business days and I have not yet received the second email. On checking the AIS website, I see no update on the date of the appointment. How long should one wait ? Has anyone faced a similar situation. Any help is highly appreciated. Thank you.
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H1B February appointment in Vancouver, Canada cancelled today
I have received an e-mail today that my 25-Feb-2021 appointment will be cancelled. No reason given. It simply said "Your appointment at the U.S. Consulate will be CANCELLED. You are receiving this message because you have an appointment at the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver on 02/25/2021 at ...".

Any one else had their appointment cancelled? Any suggestions on what to do next?
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Query on H1b Visa Stamping in Canada
Currently I am Working in Toronto on work permit , I have my h1b petition approved and waiting for Stamping.
I am unable to know what is the next date available for stamping , where can I check the same ?
Do anyone know when is the next slot available for stamping.
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H1B Expedite Appointment Request
Hi Everyone, did anyone applied for expedite appointment request via AIS website. How long did it take for you to hear back if the request is made to US Embassy in Toronto. Thank you.
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COPR+H1b Montreal by Land (Feb2, 2021)
Hello All, Did anyone try softlanding in Montreal during this Covid Time? Also, is there a mandatory Quaratine period before attending the H1b Interview?
I have an appointment on Feb2
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This post is for tracking appointment cancellation's
All January appointments were cancelled. If anyone has their February appointments cancelled, please report it here. Going forward , we can use this post to report any future cancelations in March, April etc. That way we know if they are starting routing appointments. They are cancelling appointments 3 to 4 weeks before.
Although I have mentioned it before , as an added note, please don't book appointments if you are not a resident of Canada or a citizen or currently in Canada on work permit. Canada border is closed. Even if you get an expedited request for visa appointment you cannot convince Canada that visa appointment is emergency if you are a visitor(even if you have visitor visa they will not let you in). Exception is having a spouse or immediate family. They will not bend rules for you.
Also consulates in Mexico, Jamaica are not allowing third country nationals. The limited appointments are only for those residing inside. Very likely Canadian consulates will follow the same practice.
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Any update about February 2021 Appointments
As far as I know regular appointments of January 2021 were canceled in December 2020. Any one have any idea about Feb and March 2021.
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H1-B emergency appointment procedure

I used to live in USA, moved to Toronto for 1 year and now my company is transferring me to the US via H1B consular processing. I already have a regular appointment for the H1B visa scheduled in Toronto for Sept 2021 (that was the earliest date I got)

However, I satisfy the exceptions/exemptions to the presidential proclamation/ban and have documents proving that as well. So, I was wondering if anyone here has had any luck with scheduling an emergency/expedited appointment with the consulates?

I did request via the AIS website, but it was during the holidays so I didn't hear back. Has anyone here tried calling & scheduling an appointment? Is the consulate allowing that? Just trying to figure out my next option here.

Please let me know, thank you!
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Stamping in Canada not open to visitors even with visitor visa
Guys if you are not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada, or atleast have an immediate family like spouse, please don't book appointments and waste them. It seems multiple people are still booking appointments when they don't have PR. Its a mess for the consulates as well, as they have to keep cancelling. Also, routine appointments are not open even to Canadian residents and only emergency appointments are being honored. The border is closed in Canada , land and air and unlikely to be open in the next few months
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H1B stamping in Vancouver on Feb 1st 2021
I live in us, have a canada visitor visa, intending to travel by air. do you guys know would there be any covid restriction to travel ? would there be a 14 day quarantine required ?
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