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U.S. Citizen Services

The American Citizen Services section of the U.S. Embassy website provides information on specific consular services available to American citizens in Canada including Halifax. You may also consult the consular section of this website.

The Consulate is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except American and Canadian holidays.

For U.S. Citizen emergencies (i.e. death, arrest, or victim of crime) please call 1-902-429-2480 and press 1. For all American Citizen Services related inquiries please write to us at:

Scheduling An Appointment

Anyone requesting non-emergency services from the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit must have first scheduled an appointment via an online appointment system. Non-emergency services include passport renewals (and passport extra pages), birth registrations, notarial services, Federal benefits (e.g. Social Security), and other general inquiries. Only individuals with appointments will be admitted to the Consulate General for all non-emergency matters.


All visitors must be screened prior to entering the U.S. Consulate and are subject to inspection via walk-through metal detector and hand-held metal detector. 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: *ANY electronic or recording equipment of any kind ( including cell phones), briefcases, backpacks, luggage, large purses, etc., weapons of any kind, food and beverages, and/or oversized strollers.

As we have no facilities for storing these items, please do not bring them when you visit the Consulate.

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Consular Fee Changes

  • Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State will adjust processing fees for some services. The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service.

    For a complete list of fee changes, please visit

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