Changes to temporary resident fees. See the CIC news release for more information.

VFS Global is pleased to announce the opening of the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) operated by Gerry’s International on June 11, 2013.

Important Notice: The Visa Application Centre (VAC) only provides general information and administrative services related to temporary resident applications, including study and work permits, as well as travel documents for permanent residents of Canada. The VAC is not authorized to provide any information, or respond to any inquiries, regarding permanent resident applications and Canadian consular services. This includes Express Entry for skilled immigrants, online application support, Canadian citizenship and any specific information about the visa application forms, the supporting documents or any advice related to the visa application process. Please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website at for more information on these programs.

CVAC is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorised to accept applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canada’s permanent residents in Pakistan.

CVAC is authorized to provide administrative support services, such as; the collection of visa applications, fees and return of passports in sealed decision envelopes to applicants. CVAC can also assist in scheduling interviews on behalf of the Canada visa office.
The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). 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.
Step 1 : Read complete information on the visa/permit requirements on the CIC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit.
As of 11 December 2013,
Pakistani citizens between the ages of 14 and 79 must give their biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when applying for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. This new requirement affects citizens of 29 countries and 1 territory. Find out if you need to give your biometrics.
Step 2 : Fill out the application form and other relevant documents.
Step 3 : Mandatory requirement: Applicants are advised to read the attached privacy policy, fill out the VFS consent form and attach it with their application form.
Step 4 : Pay visa fees and biometric fee, if required, as per instructions in the CIC fee schedule.
Step 5 : Visit your local Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC), make sure you bring your passport, photographs, completed forms and all supporting documents as per checklist and CIC fee instrument. Applicable service charges will be levied.
Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application. DO NOT submit your application by mail to this CVAC.
Step 6 : When applying at CVAC, pay the service charges, submit complete application and obtain a receipt. This receipt contains a unique tracking number which is important as it is required to track the progress of your application online.
Important Note: If you need to provide biometrics, your $85 CAD biometric fee covers the CVAC service charge for application handling.

If you have received notification from the Government of Canada requesting your passport, your passport(s) along with the copy of passport request letter may be submitted through Visa Application Centre.
How to submit your passport:
Once you receive notification from the Government of Canada requesting your passport, you can submit the passport (s) and your passport request letter:
1. In person/ through an authorized representative at the CVAC
  Please note that there will be a Service Charge for the above service. The details can be obtained here.
For Return of your Passport (s),
1. Picking up the passport from the VAC as per the Passport Collection ProcedureContact us” page.
The Passport Transmission Services offered by the VACs will enable you to;
1. Get your passport delivered to the CVO (Canadian Visa Office) in a timely and safe manner.
2. You will be able to track the status of your passport by using the Tracking tool on the CVAC website
Track Your Application Online
To track the status of your temporary resident application (visitor visa, study or work permit) or Canada permanent resident travel document application applied at the Canada Visa Application Centre please click on the link below:
Track Your Application