We have moved
The Canada Visa Application Centre in Nairobi, Kenya
Has moved to
5th Floor, Parkfield Building, Muthangari Drive
Off Waiyaki Way, Opposite Safaricom House, Westlands, Nairobi
From 20 November 2017

Welcome to the website of the Canada visa application centre (CVAC) in Kenya. VFS Global is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorised to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in Kenya


  • Holiday Notice: Canada Visa Application Centre will be closed to the public on 28 November 2017 for the swearing in ceremony of the president elect in line with the gazette notice issued by the government of Kenya.  Normal operations will resume on 29 November 2017.
  • Important Update: New service charges come into effect on Thursday, 2 November 2017. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • Effective 06 March 2017, The Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Nairobi commences to collect the Government of Canada (GC) fee (Visa/Permit fee and/or Biometric Fee). There will be an allowance for transition but the procedure becomes mandatory from 17 April 2017. See more details
  • Please note that with effect from 19 November 2016, the VAC will no longer be able to accept  the older version of the application forms dated 2010 or older. All applications submitted on or after 19 November 2016 will need to include the new version of the forms which can be accessed  from our website based on  the purpose of your travel.
  • 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 in
    formation on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • Changes in the immigration fees and Service charges effective Monday, 22 February 2016… read details here
  • 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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