First-Time Third-Country H-1B Applicants May Apply in Vancouver

The U.S. Consulate General at Vancouver, B.C., Canada has confirmed that it will accept applications filed by third-country nationals applying for their first H-1B visa, even if the application is based on a university degree issued outside the United States or Canada.  Previously, these applicants were discouraged from applying at the post. Applicants should regularly monitor the appointment system to obtain a date and time that works for them, as appointments are limited and generally booked several months in advance.