Important Information

  • Important Notice on 16 September 2018:

    Canada Visa Application Centre in Guangzhou will be closed on 17 September 2018, due to severe Typhoon Mangkhut with red alert issued by Guangzhou Government.

    Please visit our website to learn the update of VAC closure and re-opening. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Appreciate for your understanding and cooperation.

  • Important Update: Please be informed that starting from 02 November 2018, Canada Visa Application Centre in China will accept applications and collect biometrics at the Canada Visa Application Centre in China under a new set of requirements and services. For information on the requirements and services for applications submitted on or after 02 November 2018, please visit

    For applications submitted on or before 01 November 2018, the Canada Visa Application Centre will continue to provide services until 01 February 2019. During this period, the VAC will remain open for clients to collect their documents. The last date for collection of documents will be 01 February 2019. A Notification will be sent to applicants when documents are ready for collection.

    Applications received after 17:00 on 01 November 2018 must be prepared according to the new requirements. If we receive a mail-in application after this time that was prepared according to the old requirements, it will hold up the processing of the application, and may result in its return to the sender.

    For applications received on or before 01 November 2018, the VAC will continue to return documents to clients at this VAC from 02 November 2018 until 01 February 2019. A notification will be sent when documents are ready for collection.

    VAC will dispatch all unclaimed decision envelopes to the IRCC Specified Office on 02 February 2019 along with a detailed inventory report. The IRCC Office will coordinate the return of documents for these applications.

    Please visit for more details on the new requirements and services.

  • Note: Starting 27 August 2018 , Kunming Canada Visa Application Centre will be relocated at 1501C, Building A, Low Carbon Business Center, No. 12 Shibo Road, Panlong District, Kunming 650000, China. The previous address will no longer be valid.
  • Important Update to the Biometric Enrolment process effective 31 July 2018.

    Depending on your nationality, you may need to give your biometrics as soon as this summer
  • Starting July 31, 2018 – applicants from Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Starting December 31, 2018 – applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas (Chinese citizen is applicable in this phase.)

    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 to Find out if you need to give your biometrics
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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