The Consulate is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m except American and Canadian holidays.
American citizens are welcome to enter the Consulate during all business hours, but workload and staffing levels may limit the time and personnel we can spontaneously allocate to non-emergency matters.
For U.S. Citizen emergencies (i.e. death, arrest, or victim of crime) please call 1-902-429-2480 and press 1.
Purdy's Wharf Tower II
1969 Upper Water Street, Suite 904
Halifax, NS B3J 3R7
1973 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS B3J 0A9
Email for questions relating to services for American citizens: Halifax-ACS@state.gov.
Email for questions about non-immigrant visas: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note questions will not receive a response if the answer is on the website.
Email for media inquiries: email@example.com
All visitors must be screened upon entering the U.S. Consulate and are subject to inspection via walk-through and hand-held metal detectors. Moreover, personal items are also subject to full inspection by use of x-ray and other detection equipment.
Any visitor refusing to submit to security screening shall be prohibited from entering the U.S. Consulate.
The following items are prohibited inside the U.S. Consulate:
- Electronic or recording equipment of any kind to include laptops, cell phones, tape/CD/MP3 players, pagers, keyless remotes, etc.
- Backpacks, bags, luggage, or large purses (purses 12 x 10 x 6 in. and smaller will be permitted although we strongly encourage you not to bring any bags in order to expedite the screening process)
- Weapons, knives, lighters or tools of any kind
- Food and beverages
- Oversized strollers
This list is not all-inclusive. As we have no facilities for storing these items, please do not bring them when you visit the consulate.
The U.S. Consulate reserves the right to deny entry of any items deemed suspicious and you may be required to reschedule your appointment and any cost associated with this change.