United States Visitor Visa
You will need a travel waiver authorization or visitor visa (DS-160) if you are visiting the United States unless you are Canadian.
- FEES: All U.S. Consulates in Canada require that visa fee payments must be deposited in advance of the appointment.
- Reciprocity fee: Depending on your country of citizenship, you may also be required to pay a fee for visa issuance, known as reciprocity fee. If your visa application is approved, you will be asked to pay this fee at the time of your interview. Click here to find out whether you will need to pay a reciprocity fee.
Electronic Travel Authorization
US Visa (DS-160) for those who do not qualify under the Visa waiver program
To obtain a US visa, you must complete the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application (DS- 160) first then visit the United States embassy website to book an appointment at the consulate in Halifax. When you are booking your appointment, they will give you instructions and the documents you need to obtain before going to your appointment.
Everyone who is applying for a U.S. visa at any U.S. Consulate in Canada must schedule an appointment. Please follow this link to schedule an appointment.