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Welcome to the website of the Canada visa application centre (CVAC) in Côte d’Ivoire. VFS Global is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorised to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in Côte d’Ivoire. The CVAC in Côte d’Ivoire is operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with VFS Global.

Important information
  • Important notice: Due to some security issues, Canadian Visa Application Centre (CVAC) Abidjan will be off duty on Friday, 30 August 2019.
  • Important Update: Please be informed that starting from 04 November 2019, VFS Global will accept applications and collect biometrics at the Canada Visa Application Centre in Côte d'Ivoire under a new set of requirements and services.
  • Important notice: Canada Visa Applicants may please note that the VACs are experiencing technical issues with the visa application forms. Applicants are requested to use Acrobat Reader XI- 11.0.09 version to fill up the form, validate and print the 2D Barcode form. You might be requested to re-fill the form at the internet kiosk in the centre, if the barcode page is not scan able.
  • Important Update: With effect from 08 June 2019 until the 27 July 2019 the Canada VAC in Abidjan will be open from 09:00 until 14:00 on Saturdays. During this time, the VAC will only be serving applicants with a prior appointment.
  • Important Update: The CVAC in Ivory Coast is currently experiencing significant wait times for biometric appointment availability. We would ask that applicants make every effort to attend their appointment. Failure to do so may cause delays and inconvenience to other visa applicants’. Please contact the CVAC and inform a Client Service Assistant in case of delay or cancellation or visit the VAC website to amend or cancel a previously scheduled appointment.
  • Booking of appointments for enrolling your biometrics at the VAC is absolutely free of cost. No payment should be made to outside parties for the booking of your appointment. In case you are unable to book an appointment visa the website, you should reach out to our Contact Centre and/or VAC directly. For more information on how to contact us, please refer to our Contact page.”
  • Important Update: New service charges come into effect on Friday, 2 November 2018. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • Important Update to the Biometric Enrolment process effective 31 July 2018. Please view the complete information here...
  • The Electronic Travel authorization (eTA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals (apart from U.S. citizens and other specified exempt travelers) travelling to Canada by air. The online application is available at www.Canada.ca/eTA
  • Important Update : New service charges come into effect on Wednesday, 2 November 2016. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship .
    All applications will be assessed in accordance with Canada’s immigration visa rules and guidelines. CVAC has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.
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