New Procedures for the Treaty Investor (E-2) at the Toronto Consulate

Effective February 1, 2011, the U.S. Consulate in Toronto has implemented a new procedure to schedule appointments for the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa. The new system will require applicants to pay the fee and schedule an appointment prior to submitting the completed E-2 application to the consulate. This new procedure will affect many of our clients in Columbus, Ohio, who routinely renew their E-2 visas at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto.

The New E-2 Application Procedures
To obtain an E-2 visa at a U.S. Consulate in Toronto, the applicant must first prepare the E visa application and supporting materials. Once the application is assembled, the consulate now requires applicants to schedule an appointment online at http://canada.usvisa-info.com/ or by calling 647-955-3736 (from Toronto) or 1-877-341-2441 (from elsewhere in Canada or from the U.S). The online scheduling system requires the applicant to set up a profile for each person needing a visa, including dependent children. The required fee ($390 USD) also must be paid at the time of making the appointment. Once the appointment is scheduled, the applicant must assemble the documentation following the consulate’s guidelines rigidly. The list of documents needed are provided below.