How to Contact the Canadian Embassy

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Located in capital cities around the world, Canadian embassies act as a diplomatic presence between Canada and their host countries. Canadian embassies provide a full range of consular service to Canadian citizens travelling and living abroad. The embassies also offer information for non-Canadians who wish to visit, study or work in Canada.

The Canadian Embassy in the U.S. is located in Washington, DC. While the Canadian government operates over twenty diplomatic offices in America, the Canadian Embassy is the biggest and most important. Reasons for contacting the embassy may vary from travel inquiries to work visas to applying for citizenship.

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    Contacting the Canadian Embassy

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    Call the Canadian Embassy. The most convenient way to contact the Canadian Embassy is via telephone. Once you've dialled the phone number, you may speak with an embassy employee about general inquiries or ask specific questions, such as applying for a student visa or becoming a Canadian citizen. You may also want to make an appointment to speak with someone in person. The phone number for the Canadian Embassy is (202) 682-1740.

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    Fax the Canadian Embassy. If you prefer, you may contact the embassy via fax. The fax number for the embassy is (202) 682-7726.

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    Visit the Canadian Embassy. If you live near Washington, DC or if you are visiting the area soon, you may contact someone at the embassy in person. Embassy hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m You may drive to the embassy or take the Metro. The closest Metro station to the embassy is the Judiciary Square station. The address for the Canadian Embassy is 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Tips and warnings

  • Along with its embassy in Washington, the Canadian government also runs 21 consulate offices scattered throughout the U.S. If you would like to contact one of these consulates, then you should consult the list of Canadian Government Offices in the U.S. (see Resources). These offices offer a variety of consular services and are located in most major cities.
  • If you would like to contact a specific person at the Canadian Embassy, consult the Embassy's staff directory (see Resources).

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