Important Update: Please be informed that starting from 02 November 2018, VFS Global will accept applications and collect biometrics at the Canada Visa Application Centre in Brazil under a new set of requirements and services. For information on the requirements and services for applications submitted on or after 02 November 2018, please visit www.Canada.ca/Immigration.
For applications submitted on or before 01 November 2018, the Canada Visa Application Centre will continue to provide services until 01 February 2019. During this period, the VAC will remain open for clients to collect their documents. The last date for collection of documents will be 01 February 2019. A Notification will be sent to applicants when documents are ready for collection.
Applications received after 17:00 on 01 November 2018 must be prepared according to the new requirements. If we receive a mail-in application after this time that was prepared according to the old requirements, it will hold up the processing of the application, and may result in its return to the sender.
For applications received on or before 01 November 2018, the VAC will continue to return documents to clients at this VAC from 02 November 2018 until 01 February 2019. A notification will be sent when documents are ready for collection.
VAC will dispatch all unclaimed decision envelopes to the IRCC Specified Office on 02 February 2019 along with a detailed inventory report. The IRCC Office will coordinate the return of documents for these applications.
Please visit www.Canada.ca/Immigration for more details on the new requirements and services.