HOW TO APPLY

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IN PERSON

Apply for a study permit, work permit, visitor visa (temporary resident visa) or travel document for permanent residents.

Note: As of December 11, 2013, Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 14 and 79 must give their biometrics 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. If you need to provide your biometrics, the CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application.

Step 1

Read complete information on the visa/permit requirements on the IRCC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit. Please refer to the “Prepare Your Application” page to obtain details on visas/permits.

 

Step 2

Fill out the application form and other relevant documents electronically and print. . For best
results print on white, bond-quality, non-glossy paper.

Use of a laser printer is recommended.

Important Note: Please inspect your printed form to confirm that barcodes appear on the last page (page 5 of 5). Insert the barcode sheet on the top of the all forms. The barcodes should appear clear and be free of any distortions smudges or fading otherwise it may slowdown the application process.

If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the official IRCC document checklist, you are required to fill out and sign the CVAC waiver form and attach it with your application form.

Failure to provide a completed and signed CVAC waiver form may result in additional delays or refusal of your application for a visa, permit or travel document.

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. Note: If a completed and signed CVAC consent form in not included with the application, we will not be able to assist you, and will be obligated to return the application to you.

Step 4

Pay visa fees as per instructions in the IRCC fee list, and also pay the service fee.

Please note that when submitting application via the CVAC, visa fees must be paid in addition to CVAC (VFS Global) service fee.

Step 5

Visit your local Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC), make sure you bring your passport, photographs (if you do not need to give your biometrics), completed forms and all supporting documents as per checklist and IRCC 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

Once you are at CVAC , pay the service fees, 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 fee for application handling.

Submit Your Passport

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 Canada Visa Application Centre of your choice.

With your passport(s), make sure you include:

  • The passport request letter you received from IRCC
  • Any applicable visa application centre (VAC) fees, such as passport transmission fees, courier fees etc.
  • Your contact information, including your email, phone number and return address
  • The VAC consent form

How to submit your passport:

Once you receive notification from the Government of Canada requesting your passport, you can submit the passport (s) and that request letter:

  1. In person/ through an authorized representative at the CVAC
  2. Or,

  3. By courier/mail to the CVAC address mentioned on the ”Contact Us” page.

To retrieve your passport (s), you have the choice of;

  1. Picking up the passport in person from the CVAC
  2. or;

  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 CVACs will enable you to;

  1. Get your passport delivered to the CVO in a timely and safe manner.
  2. Track the status of your passport by using the Tracking tool on the CVAC website