Embassy of Canada to the United States, in Washington

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Our office covers a territory that includes the following states:

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Maryland

Services are also provided at the:


501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 20001

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Our representative

David MacNaughton
Ambassador of Canada to the United States

Services and information

We do not provide visa or immigration services to the general public

Visa applications and further inquiries (such as Canadian permanent residency documents and criminal inadmissibility to Canada) can be submitted to our Visa Offices in either Los Angeles or New York.

For information regarding immigration to Canada please visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.

Employees of the diplomatic community and international organizations can direct inquiries to the office in Washington DC.

We do not provide citizenship or regular passport services for Canadians in the United States

Government of Canada offices in the United States do not provide citizenship services or regular passport services. You must send your applications to Canada by mail. Please visit the Canadian passports website and the Canadian citizenship website for more information regarding these services.

If you need a passport urgently contact the Canadian Citizen Services Contact Centre for Canadians in the U.S. at 844-880-6519. Please be advised that additional fees apply for urgent services.

General enquiries

General enquiries, questions or comments.

Telephone: 202-682-1740

Fax: 202-682-7726

Email: washington@international.gc.ca

Consular services

We provide consular assistance to Canadian citizens during regular office hours. Request emergency assistance after hours.

Telephone: 1-844-880-6519

Fax: 202-448-6502

Email: ccs.scc@international.gc.ca

Media relations

The media team deals with questions from journalists on all aspects of our work at the mission.

Telephone: 202-682-7732

Fax: 202-682-7791

Trade Commissioner Service

We can assist with export advice and guidance to help you achieve your international business goals. Contact our local office.

Internship program

For information, please contact: internship@canadianembassy.org

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