Important Information

  • The annual review of service charges for application handling and additional services offered at the Canada VACs will come into effect on Thursday, 2 November 2017. The new prices will be available on the “Service and Service Charge Schedule” page of this website from 2 November 2017 onwards.

    Important: Please note that there is no change to biometrics requirements for Chinese nationals and biometrics will not be mandatory for Chinese nationals until further notice”.
  • Important Notice about biometrics services. For more details – click here
  • 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
  • Important Update : New service charges come into effect on Wednesday, 10 May 2017. 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 ofImmigration, 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.
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here