Third Country Nationals may now apply for an H-1B Visa at the US Consulate in Vancouver, Canada

The US Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada has indicated that it will accept applications by third country nationals applying for their first H-1B visa, even if the application is based on a university degree issued outside the U.S. or Canada. Previously, these applicants were discouraged from applying at the post. Note that appointments are limited and are released several months in advance; applicants should regularly monitor the appointment system to obtain a time/date that works for them as appointments are generally booked very quickly.  Visa appointments can be made through the US Department of State website at country nationals are encouraged to check in advance whether a Canadian visitor visa is required, prior to scheduling an H-1B visa application appointment.