News and Notices

18 December 2014: Early VAC Closure on 31 December 2014 and 06 January 2015

Please be informed that the Visa Application Centre operating hours on 31 December 2014 and 06 January 2015 will be from 09:00 until 01:00.

New Canada Visa Application Centre for Residents of Serbia opens in Belgrade.

VFS Global as a part of a contract awarded by Government of Canada will provide Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) services to applicants wishing to travel to Canada. As per the contract, VFS Global will establish a robust worldwide network of up to 125 CVACs.

This global network of CVACs will provide increased access and enhanced administrative services to applicants through a consistent service delivery approach, which will also support biometrics implementation.

VFS manages the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Serbia operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Belgrade.

The CVAC provides exclusive service for the Government of Canada, and is authorized to accept applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canadian permanent residents in Serbia.

The 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. The CVAC can also assist in scheduling interviews on behalf of the Canadian visa office.

The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), in accordance with Canada’s immigration visa rules and guidelines. The CVAC has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.

The use of CVACs is voluntary. Such service may also be obtained directly from CIC by using CIC’s Online Application (E-Apps) system.

With the new facility offered by the CVAC, applicants can benefit from a host of facilities and additional services such as:

Conveniently located and easily accessible visa application centres
Longer operating hours allowing applicants to visit at a time of their convenience
Convenient and spacious waiting areas with modern facilities
Professional and responsive staff dedicated to handle visa queries and applications
Dedicated website for easy access to information including visa types, requirements and check-list, biometrics, applicable fees and application status
Dedicated call centres and email support to answer queries and status of application
Tracking of application status
Secure handling of passports, documents and personal information

For more information, please visit

Canada Visa Application Centre Details

Contact Details
Helpline: +381 11 2920 183

+381 11 2920 186

Address and Timings
Address: Canada Visa Application Centre
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Skenderbegova 3, 11120 Belgrade, Serbia
Submission Timings: 09:00 hrs. to 16.00 hrs.| Monday to Friday (excluding declared holidays)
Passport Collection: 14:00 hrs. to 16:00 hrs.| Monday to Friday (excluding declared holidays)

*Canada Visa Application Centre will be responsible only for accepting applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canadian permanent residents in Serbia. All applications will be assessed and processed by the Canadian Visa Office in Vienna, Austria. Timelines for turnaround of visas are as per the discretion of the authorities.

About VFS Global 
VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions and governments worldwide. With 1060 Visa Application Centres (VACs) located in 91 countries across five continents as at 30 September 2013, VFS Global serves the interests of the diplomatic missions of 45 client governments. VFS Global’s worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management System and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System. The company has successfully processed 69.93 million applications since its inception in 2001. For more information, please visit

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