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Welcome to the website of the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Iraq. VFS Global is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorised to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in Iraq.

Important information
  • Important Update: Please be informed that starting from 03 November 2019, VFS Global will accept applications and collect biometrics at the Canada Visa Application in Erbil, Iraq under a new set of requirements and services...Read More
  • 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 via the website, you should reach out to our Contact Center and/or VAC directly. For more information on how to contact us, please refer to our Contact page.
  • You may need to give your fingerprints and photos (biometrics) at a Visa Application Centre when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence.Visit Canada.gc.ca/biometrics for more information.
  • Important Update: The peak season has started and the number of applications and footfall are expected to get higher; you are advised to apply early to avoid the peak season rush and to avoid any delays. We encourage you to visit the center in the less busy time of the day between 8:30 – 09:30 and 14:00-15:00. During the month of Ramadan and since the submission hours start at 9:30 , you are advised to come in the less busy time between 9:30 - 11:30
  • 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.
  • Canada Visa Application Center has moved to a larger office at the same address and will be located on the same floor - Ground floor, Ster Tower, Gulan Street Erbil from Sunday, 10 December 2017.
  • 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.
  • The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • 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.
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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