Once you deposit your application at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC), the CVAC staff will perform a completeness check based on IRCC requirements and will then submit your application on your behalf on the following business day.

Once the Canadian Visa Office has assessed your application they will make a decision and affix a visa counterfoil in your passport or otherwise issue you with a letter explaining why a visa could not be granted.

Note: For applicants who do not require a visa counterfoil in their passports and who therefore do not need to submit their passports, the result is sent to Canada Visa application Center (VAC), not their email account anymore if applicants submit their applications through VAC.

The Canadian Visa Office will then securely return your passport to the CVAC who will inform you via your preferred method of communication. An update will also be provided on the Online Application Tracking System, that your passport is ready to be returned. You may then come to the CVAC to retrieve your passport.