June 12, 2012
Additional Changes to the North American Processing Network
The purpose of this Operational Bulletin (OB) is to provide information regarding further changes to the North American processing network. As of June 18, 2012, the visa office of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., will no longer receive Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) applications from the general public; applications for a Travel Document (Permanent Resident Abroad) (PRTD) or applications for Verification of Entry.
It will become a specialized office which will receive stand-alone Temporary Resident Permit (TRP), Rehabilitation and Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) applications for residents of the United States (U.S.) living East of the Mississippi River, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St. Pierre et Miquelon, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and TRV applications from embassies, the United States government and international intergovernmental organizations only.
The visa office in Los Angeles will receive TRP, Rehabilitation and ARC applications for residents of the U.S. living West of the Mississippi River.