18 June 2010

Holiday closures - July 2010

Dear Friends and Clients

In honour of our Canadian and US staff, Visa Services Canada will be closed during the Canada Day and the US national holiday long weekends, from Thursday 01 July through Tuesday 06 July 2010 inclusive. Normal operations will resume on Wednesday 07 July at 08:30 AM.

This means that any rush jobs MUST be in our office no later than Monday 28 June.

Happy Canada Day, and happy US Independance Day.

12 June 2010

Russian visas take longer in June

The Russian Embassy is temporarily closing their Toronto consulate due to the disruption caused by the bad planning of the Canadian government for the G8 and G20 meetings in late June.

All Toronto consular work will be done at the embassy in Ottawa. The Russian Embassy has therefore decreed that due to the extra work, fast service will be three (3) working days, and slow service will be at least ten (10) working days until July.

If you are rushing to Russia, apply soon.

Click here for Russian visa application forms.

08 June 2010

EGYPT now 3 days, plus more photos

The Egyptian Embassy in Ottawa has announced a big change in visa processing requirements. Effective immediately you now must have two (2) passport-style colour photographs.

The bad news is that processing will now take three (3) working days, instead of the old same-day service we have come to love.

Remember to list your hotel on the application along with its full address.

Click here to apply for an Egyptian visa.