Important Information

  • Recently the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Ho Chi Minh City has received an unprecedented surge of visa applications. We are working hard to adjust to the increased number of applications including increasing staff numbers and changing the way we manage the work we do to make it faster and more efficient. In the meantime, we understand that waiting times are significantly longer than usual and apologise for the inconvenience this causes our clients. We encourage applicants to apply online, or visit the CVAC in Hanoi if you are closer to that office.
  • 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
  • Important Update : New service charges come into effect on Wednesday, 2 November 2016. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • 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.
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