Important Information

  • Change in Visa Application Submission Timings of Chandigarh and Jalandhar- VAC: Please note that with effect from 12 July 2018 visa application submission timings will be changed for Chandigarh and Jalandhar VAC. For timings please click here
  • Important Update to the Biometric Enrolment process effective 31 July 2018.

    Effective 31 July 2018, you may need to give your fingerprints and photos (biometrics) at a Visa Application Centre when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence if you are a national of a country or territory in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, or if you are a national of country that is already biometrics required. Visit Canada.gc.ca/biometrics to Find out if you need to give your biometrics

    1. Temporary resident visa, study and work permit applicants only need to give biometrics once every 10 years; and those who already provided biometrics also benefit from this initiative
    2. Permanent residence applicants will need to give biometrics with each application.
  • All applicants are requested to provide the latest version of the application forms and applicable checklist available in IRCC website. Please click here to Find Form and Guides
  • VACS in Chandigarh and Jalandhar will remain open for application acceptance on Saturdays as well effective 23 June 2018.
  • This year, the VFS Global Visa Application Centre is witnessing unprecedented high volumes of applications for Canada visas especially at in Chandigarh and Jalandhar.

    To ensure that your visa application experience is smooth and seamless during this period, we would like to make the following announcements:

    1. Friends and family accompanying you to the Visa Application Centre, who are not applying for visas themselves, will not be permitted inside the facility
    2. If you are travelling as a family, you can have any one member of the group submit all the applications
    3. Online lodgment of Canada visas is also available. Please visit: www.cic.gc.ca
  • Canada Visa Applicants may please be informed that the office of the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi has introduced emailing of decision letters. This will apply to those applicants whose visa applications are processed at the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi and if an email address has been provided with their visa application.
  • As part of this new arrangement, if applicants find that that there is no visa affixed in their passport, they are requested to check their nominated email account for a communication from the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi.
  • There could be circumstances where an applicant would receive a decision letter via email prior to receiving the passport back from the High Commission of Canada.”

  • VFS Global as a part of a contract awarded by Government of Canada will provide Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) services to applicants wishing to travel to Canada. As per the contract, VFS Global will establish a robust worldwide network of up to 125 CVACs.

    This global network of CVACs will provide increased access and enhanced administrative services to applicants through a consistent service delivery approach, which will also support biometrics implementation.

    VFS Global manages the Canada Visa Application Centre ( CVAC) in India, operated by VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd

    The CVAC will provide exclusive service for the Government of Canada, and is authorized to accept applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canadian permanent residents in India. 

    The CVAC is authorized to provide administrative support services, such as the collection of visa applications, and return of passports in sealed decision envelopes to applicants. The CVAC can also assist in scheduling interviews on behalf of the Canadian visa office. 

    The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in accordance with Canada’s immigration visa rules and guidelines. The CVAC has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.
  • The use of CVACs is voluntary. Such service may also be obtained directly from IRCC by using IRCC’s Online Application (E-Apps) system.

    With the new facility offered by the CVAC, applicants can benefit from a host of facilities and additional services such as:
    • Conveniently located and easily accessible visa application centres
    • Longer operating hours allowing applicants to visit at a time of their convenience
    • Convenient and spacious waiting areas with modern facilities
    • Professional and responsive staff dedicated to handle visa queries and applications
    • Dedicated website for easy access to information including visa types, requirements and check-list, biometrics, applicable fees and application status
    • Dedicated call centres and email support to answer queries and status of application
    • Tracking of application status
    • Secure handling of passports, documents and personal information
    For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.ca/Canada/India

    Canada Visa Application Centre Details

     Contact Details
    Helpline : 022-67866002
    Email : Info.canada@vfshelpline.com
    Website: www.vfsglobal.ca/Canada/India

    Address and Timings
    New Delhi: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    E-Wing, S-2 Level, 
    International Trade Towers
    Nehru Place, New Delhi-110019, India 
    CVAC Opening time: 09:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    09:00 – 16:00/
    09:00 – 11:30 for Travel Agents
    Passport Collection: 09:00 – 16:00
    Chandigarh: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    SCO 186-187, Ground Floor (Front Side),Sector- 8C,
    Madhya Marg, Chandigarh-160018 India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:00 – 16:00/
    08:00 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 09:00 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 17:00 
    Jalandhar: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Axis Tower, 3rd Floor Plot#1,Badri Dass Colony,
    BMC Chowk, G.T. Road,
    Jalandhar-144001, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:00 – 16:00/
    08:00 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 08:00 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 17:00
    Chennai: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Fagun Mansion , Commander In Chief Road, Egmore ,
    Chennai- 600008, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 16:00 
    Bangalore: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    2nd Floor ,Unit 307, Prestige Atrium, No 1, Central Street,
    Bangalore – 560001, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 16:00 
    Hyderabad: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    H.No-1-8-313, Linus, 2nd Floor, Chiranfort Club Lane, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 16:00 
    Mumbai: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Trade Centre 5th Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East),
    Mumbai – 400051, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 17:00 
    Ahmedabad: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Gujarat Chamber Building, Ashram Road,
    Ahmedabad-380009, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 17:00 
    Pune: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Sohrab Hall, Office# 501, 5th Floor, Next to Pune Railway Station,
    Pune 411001, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 17:00 
    Kolkata: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Rene Tower, Building No. 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Rajdanga, Landmark: Near Geetanjali Stadium
    Kolkata, 700107, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 16:00 
    *Canada Visa Application Centre will be responsible only for accepting applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canadian permanent residents in India. All applications will be assessed and processed by the Canadian Visa Office in New Delhi. Timelines for turnaround of visas are as per the discretion of the authorities.

    About VFS Global 

    VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions and governments worldwide. With 1182 Visa Application Centres (VACs) located in 108 countries across five continents. As at 31 January, 2014, VFS Global serves the interests of the diplomatic missions of 45 sovereign governments. VFS Global’s worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System and ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management System by TÜV SÜD, one of the world’s leading external and independent certification bodies. The company has successfully processed over 74 million applications since its inception in 2001. For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.com.

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