Introduction
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 VFS Global Ltd on 5 June 2013 in Ankara and 26 June 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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 Turkey and Iran.

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.

The use of the CVAC is voluntary. Such service may also be obtained directly from CIC, either at the Canada visa office located in Ankara or by using CIC’s online application (E-Apps) system.
 
 
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 September 4, 2013, you may need to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when applying for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. 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.

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Send your application to the CVAC as per Mail In procedure.
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.

 
 
As of September 4, 2013, you may need to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when applying for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, DO NOT submit your application by mail to this CVAC. You must submit your application in person. The CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application.

Step 1 : Follow step 1, 2 and 3 as listed above
Step 2 : Mail in your completed and signed application forms and checklists, along with your passport, photographs, and all the following fees.

  CIC fee paid by certified cheque or bank draft, in Canadian dollars, in favour of the Receiver General for Canada or by depositing the fees in the Canadian Embassy Garanti Bank account.
  CVAC service charges paid in the VFS Garanti bank , account number or TL IBAN:TR92 0006 2000 2340 0006 2981 42 (Please see Services and Service Charge Schedule) in a sealed envelope to Canada Visa Application Centre for Ankara Kavaklıdere Mahallesi Atatürk Bulvarı no : 154 Çankaya / Ankara, Turkey and Canada Visa Application Centre for Istanbul Cumhuriyet Caddesi Kök Apt. No:193 Sisli /,Istanbul ,Turkey.
Step 3 : The unique tracking number to track the progress of your application will be emailed to you once your application has been reviewed for completeness by the CVAC staff.

Please Note: A receipt will be issued for each payment received in the bank. Please keep the receipt as proof of payment and send it as a proof of payment of Visa fees and VFS fees.

 
 
 As of September 4, 2013, you may need to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when applying for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, DO NOT submit your application by mail to this CVAC. You must submit your application in person. The CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application.

Step 1 : Follow step 1, 2 and 3 as listed above
Step 2 : Mail in your completed and signed application forms and checklists, along with your photographs, and all the following fees.

  CIC fee paid by certified cheque or bank draft, in Canadian dollars, in favour of the Receiver General for Canada or by depositing the fees in the Canadian Embassy Garanti Bank account.
  CVAC service charges paid in the VFS Garanti bank , and/or Value added service fees paid in VFS Garanti Bank (account number or TL IBAN:TR92 0006 2000 2340 0006 2981 42) ( Please see Services and Service Charge Schedule)
in a sealed envelope to Canada Visa Application Centre for Ankara Kavaklıdere Mahallesi Atatürk Bulvarı no : 154 Çankaya / Ankara, Turkey and Canada Visa Application Centre for Istanbul Cumhuriyet Caddesi Kök Apt. No:193 Sisli /,Istanbul ,Turkey.
Step 3 : The unique tracking number to track the progress of your application will be emailed to you once your application has been reviewed for completeness by the CVAC staff.

Please Note: A receipt will be issued for each payment received in the bank. Please keep the receipt as proof of payment and send it as a proof of payment of Visa fees and VFS fees.

 
 
Passport Transmission Services For Online Visa Application

Once the applicant receive the notification letter from the Embassy of Canada notifying that the visa(s) are ready to be issued, please submit your passport(s) along with the copy of passport request letter through Canada Visa Application Centre in Istanbul or in Ankara.

How to submit your passport to CVAC:

1. In person at CVAC.
2. Through an authorized representative at the CVAC.
3. By courier/mail to the VAC address mentioned on the ”Contact Us” page.

Attention:Please enclose your contact details within the mail-in submission.

How to take back your passport from the CVAC.

1. Picking up the passport from the VAC in person.
2. Through an authorized representative .(Applicant must provide a n authorization letter to the represen tative)
3. Requesting return of passport by courier.

Please note that there will be a Service Charge for the above services. Courier charges where applicable are separate from the Service Charge applicable for Passport Transmission Services. The details can be obtained here.

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

Passport Transmission Service For Permanent Resident Visa

Effective Monday, 16 September 2013, all authorized representatives of persons submitting passports for issuance of Permanent Resident visas must submit those passports to the VFS Global Canada Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Ankara or Istanbul.

The procedures will be similar to those that have been followed at the Embassy:

1. The authorized representative must present the Letter of Authorization signed by the applicant.
2. Identification documents of the authorized representative
3. The letter from the Embassy notifying that the visas are ready to be issued.
4. The signed passports of the persons represented.

Please note that there will be a Service Charge for the above services. The details can be obtained here.

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 in Istanbul or Ankara, please click on the link below:
Track Your Application