CIC Closes Seattle, Detroit, Seoul, and Caracas Visa Offices

30th Jan 2013 Comments Off on CIC Closes Seattle, Detroit, Seoul, and Caracas Visa Offices

On January 28 and 29, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) announced the closure of two overseas offices, and further restructured its North American Processing Network.  The restructuring includes the closure of immigration sections of the Canadian consulates in Detroit and Seattle.

Closure of Detroit and Seattle Visa Offices

Effectively immediately, the visa offices in Seattle and Detroit are closed.  As well, the visa office at Washington D.C. will be very limited in the services which it provides.

New U.S. and Canada based Temporary Resident Visa, Study Permit, and Work Permit applications can now be submitted on-line, or to the appropriate visa office as described in the table below.  In brief, study permits will be processed in Los Angeles, and work permits will be processed in New York.

Individuals with applications in processing do not need to take any steps to ensure that the processing of their applications will continue, as their files are being transferred to their respective new offices.

Online
New York
Los Angeles
Washington D.C.

Visitor Visas
Visitor Visas
Visitor Visas
Services for diplomats, government officials, and their family members

Work Permits
Work Permits
Study Permits

Study Permits
Temporary Resident Permits
Temporary Resident Permits

Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation

Authorizations to Return to Canada
Authorizations to Return to Canada

As well, permanent residence applications in the economic programs and the Family Class will no longer be referred from the Central Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia (the “CIO“), or the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga, Ontario (“CPC-M“), to visa offices in the United States.

Ending of Immigration Services at the Canadian Embassies in Seoul and Caracas

Effective immediately, CIC is no longer processing applications at the Canadian Embassies in Seoul, South Korea, and Caracas, Venezuela.  Depending on the type of application,

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CIC Office Closures Run Deep

1st Jun 2012 Comments Off on CIC Office Closures Run Deep

The deficit reduction strategy has officially hit Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Canadian offices.  Here are a list of closures effective today:

Office Closing
PR Cards and Investigation Referrals will be transferred to
Vegerville Referral Files will be transferred to
Citizenship Files will be transferred to

BC
 Kelowna
Expo Office in Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver

 Nanaimo
 Expo office in Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver

 Prince George
 Expo Office in Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver

 Victoria
 Expo Office in Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver

AB
Lethbridge
 Calgary
Calgary
Calgary

SK
 Regina
 Saskatoon
Saskatoon
Saskatoon

ON
 Barrie
 St. Clair
Etobicoke
Scarborough

 Kingston
 Ottawa
Ottawa
 Ottawa

 Oshawa
 St. Clair
Scarborough
Scarborough

 Sault Ste. Marie
 St. Clair
Etobicoke
Mississauga

 Sudbury
 St. Clair
Etobicoke
Mississauga

 Thunder Bay
 St. Clair
Etobicoke
Mississauga

QC
 Gatineau
 Ottawa
Montréal
 Ottawa

 Quebec City
 Montréal
Montréal
Montréal

Sherbrooke
 Montréal
Montréal
Montréal

 Trois Rivières
 Montréal
Montréal
Montréal

NB
 Moncton
 Moncton
Moncton
Moncton

 Saint John
 Fredericton
Fredericton
Moncton

PEI
Charlottetown
 Halifax
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