What Does the Canadian Embassy Do?


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The Embassy of Canada in Washington has services for Canadians, including consular services, passports and border issues, and help for U.S. citizens who want to become residents of Canada. The embassy also offers visas to U.S. government employees and is the main diplomatic office for relations between the United States and Canada.

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The visa office of the embassy at 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001-2111, is not open to the public but rather to employees of embassies, the U.S. government or international intergovernmental organizations.

The embassy offers help on doing business in Canada and also assists Canadians who want to conduct business in the United States. The Canada-U.S. relations section of the embassy deals with the border, energy and environmental issues, security and defense, and trade and investment. The embassy and consulates offer help and study permits to people who want to study in Canada. The Embassy of Canada in Washington is also where the Canadian ambassador to the United States conducts business.

The Canadian Embassy has consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Denver. It also has offices in Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and New York, as well as San Francisco and Seattle. The Embassy of Canada's website lists which office residents of all 50 states should visit.

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