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Visa renewal in Vancouver

Microsoft new2this
Feb 8

I have an appointment for the end of Feb to renew my L1 visa in Vancouver. Appointment is at 10.15am. How early should I be there (I was thinking 9am?) & are phones allowed inside the embassy - I know some don't allow laptops? Please only respond if you have experience.

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  • Micro Focus chichad
    I was there in November. No point going that early. You are asked to stand in line outside the building until its close to your appointment time. No big bags, no smart watches, no laptops. Just arrive with your documentation.
    Feb 83
    • Microsoft new2this
      OP
      Thanks!! How long did you have to wait for your passport to be returned?
      Feb 8
    • Micro Focus chichad
      Sorry I missed that earlier. If you have your phone on you, you have to leave it with the guard before you enter the building. They have small lockers for it. Easier if you avoid taking it with you.
      Feb 8
    • Micro Focus chichad
      We went in Tuesday. Got our passport on Thursday. They let you know if its approved or needs further processing. Could be anywhere from 2 days to three weeks.
      Feb 8
  • Western Digital rhrR87
    I went to Vancouver to USA embassy like 15 years ago. I was the only one in line. BTW the area is nice you will see whistle mountain in front. Enjoy your time there, Vancouver is pretty, don't just go and return, get time to see around, I liked what I saw and what I ate.
    Feb 81
    • Microsoft new2this
      OP
      Thanks! Yup, I'll be there until they return the passport so definitely planning on visiting a few spots.
      Feb 8

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