Welcome to the website of the Canada visa application centre (CVAC) in Brazil. VFS Global is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorised to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in Brazil

  • Attention: Clients submitting documents at the Visa Application Centre located in Rio de Janeiro: Due to the Olympics that will be held in Rio de Janeiro on 5 August 2016 – 22 August 2016 you may expect delays on the courier service for delivery of your passport. On the dates that the Olympics games will occur next to the CVAC area in Rio de Janeiro, the office will be closed. Please check the holidays and closure days link here

    : Applications delivered in the  Applications Center of Rio de Janeiro after  15:00 will take two business days to arrive to the Visa Officer.
  • 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. There is a voluntary enrolment period until the eTA becomes mandatory on 15 March 2016. The online application is available at www.Canada.ca/eTA.
  • Important Update : New service charges come into effect on Monday, 2 November. 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 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.
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