Visa information

Introduction

Changes to temporary resident fees. See the CIC news release for more information.
Changes to service fees please see the service charge page.

VFS Global is pleased to announce the opening of the Canada Visa Application Centre Hong Kong on 4 September 2013.

CVAC is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to accept applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canada’s permanent residents in Hong Kong.

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

The use of the CVAC is voluntary. Such service may also be obtained directly from CIC, either at the Canada visa office located in Hong Kong or by using CIC’s online application (E-Apps) system.
 
 
Step 1 : Read complete information on the visa/permit requirements on the CIC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit. Information can also be found from All About Your Visa.

As of 4 September 2013, you may need to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when applying for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. Find out if you need to give your biometrics.
Step 2 : Fill out the application form and other relevant documents.
Step 3 : We strongly advise you to read the attached privacy policy and to complete and sign the VFS Consent Form prior to submitting your application at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC).
If a completed and signed VFS consent form in not included with the application, we will not be able to assist you, and will be obligated to return the application to you.
Step 4 : Pay visa fees and biometric fee, if required, as per instructions in the CIC fee schedule.
Step 5 : Visit your local Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC); make sure you bring your passport, photographs, completed forms and all supporting documents as per checklist and CIC fee instrument. Applicable service charges will be levied.

Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application. DO NOT submit your application by mail to this CVAC.
Step 6 : When applying at CVAC, pay the service charges in cash, submit complete application and obtain a receipt. This receipt contains a unique tracking number which is important as it is required to track the progress of your application online.

Important Note: If you need to provide biometrics, your $85 CAD biometric fee covers the CVAC service charge for application handling.

 
 
(Residents in Taiwan please visit Canada Visa Application Centre in Taipei website)

As of 4 September 2013, you may need to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when applying for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, DO NOT submit your application by mail to this CVAC. You must submit your application in person. The CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application.

Step 1 : Follow step 1, 2 and 3 as listed above
Step 2 : To pay the visa fees please include a Bank draft, cashier’s cheques, or money order for the correct amount as per instructions in the CIC fee schedule. Payment must be in Canadian or Hong Kong dollars.

  Payable to "Consulate General of Canada"
  Print your name on the back of the financial instrument.
  Your payment must accompany your application. If your application is received at this office without the
correct processing fee attached, your application will be returned to you without processing.
  Please ensure that the bank does not forward your financial instrument to this office.
  If payment is made by financial instruments in Hong Kong dollars, the payee bank must be located in Hong Kong.
  Payment in Canadian dollars must be drawn on a bank located in Canada.

*Important: Bank drafts have a limited validity. Ensure that your bank draft is not older than 3 months when it reaches our office.

Mail-in application is also required to pay a service charge and/or any other chosen additional service fees (ie courier & SMS service). Please prepare for a separate bank draft of these payments to Glory Visa Consulting Company Limited.

Amount: Service fee HKD 221 + Return courier fee HKD 141 = HKD362 per applicant

Please send the two separate bank drafts, cashier’s cheques, or money order and your application to the Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong.
Step 3 : Mail in your completed and signed application forms, consent letter, and checklists, along with your passport, photographs, Bank draft (cashier’s cheques or money order), and the service charge payment evidence in a sealed envelope to Canada Visa Application Centre, 706-08, 7F, Asia Orient Tower, No 33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The unique tracking number to track the progress of your application will be emailed to you once your application has been reviewed for completeness by the CVAC staff.

Mail-in applications from outside of Hong Kong (including China and Macau)

Mail-in applications from China and Macau also require the service charge payment and fees for any other additional services (i.e. courier & SMS service). Please prepare a separate bank draft payable to “Glory Visa Consulting Company Limited” in HK dollars.

Amount: Service fee HKD 221 + Return courier fee HKD 141 = HKD 362 per applicant

Detailed fee table

Please send the two separate bank drafts, cashier’s cheques, or money order and your application to the Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong. For more information about payment details, please send your queries to
info.canhk@vfshelpline.com.

Incomplete submissions or applications with incorrect payment will be returned at the client’s expense.

 

If you have received notification from the Government of Canada requesting your passport, your passport(s) along with the copy of passport request letter may be submitted through Visa Application Centre of your choice.

How to submit your passport:

Once you receive notification from the Government of Canada requesting your passport, you can submit the passport (s) and your passport request letter:

1. In person/ through an authorized representative at the CVAC
  Or,
2. By courier/mail to the VAC address mentioned on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

For return of your passport (s), you have the choice of;

1. Picking up the passport from the VAC or;
2. Requesting  return of passport by courier or;
3. Sending a prepaid self-addressed courier return envelope along with your passport and request letter
Please note that there will be a Service Charge for the above services. Courier charges where applicable are separate from the Service Charge applicable for Passport Transmission Services. The details can be obtained here.

The Passport Transmission Services offered by the VACs will enable you to;

1. Get your passport delivered to the CVO (Canadian Visa Office) in a timely and safe manner.
2. You will be able to track the status of your passport by using the Tracking tool on the CVAC website

 

Track Your Application Online

To track the status of your temporary resident application (visitor visa, study or work permit) or Canada permanent resident travel document application applied at the Canada Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong, please click on the link below:
Track Your Application