Clients of the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) are able to apply for a Canadian Visa either in person at the CVAC or apply online, visiting the CVAC to submit their passport and biometrics (if required). Although clients can choose either option, at this time online visa applicants visiting the CVAC have a significantly shorter waiting time than those visiting the VAC for regular applications.
The hours at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) for visa application submission are from 09:00 – 16:00 on weekdays. Clients submitting visa applications or visiting to give biometrics can arrive at the VAC at any time during these hours and will often experience shorter waiting times if avoiding peak hours (09:00 – 16:00).
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 www.Canada.ca/eTA
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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