Recently, applicants who hoped to obtain a visa stamping appointment at a U.S. Consulate in Canada were unable to schedule appointments after February 13, 2015. The Department of State reported that this was due to the fact that the U.S. Consulates in Canada were upgrading their visa appointment system. The updates were complete on February 1, 2015. While the transition to this new system was occurring, appointments were frozen between February 13, 2015 and April 1, 2015. Now that the upgrade is complete, the U.S. Consulates in Canada are making more appointments available. The release of these appointments is expected to continue through the coming weeks. If you are interested in attending a visa stamping appointment in Canada, we suggest that you frequently check visa appointment availability to review available appointment dates and times.