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13 June 2014: Please be informed that the Canada Visa Application Centre – Chongqing will be relocated to a new location effective from 14 July 2014. For submission of visa applications and for collection of the processed visa application result, applicants need to visit the new Canada Visa Application Centre located at “Canada Visa Application Centre, 33-D, HNA – Poly International Center, 235 Minsheng Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing” from 14 July 2014 onwards.

6 February 2014: Changes to temporary resident fees. See the CIC news release for more information.

New Canada Visa Application Centre for Residents of China opens in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Shanghai

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 VACs.

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

VFS Global is pleased to announce the opening of the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) across China on November 06, 2013.

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

The CVAC is authorised 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 Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), 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 CIC by using CIC’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

Canada Visa Application Centre Details

Contact Details
Helpline : Beiijng -010-57636878,
Shanghai -021-63901830,
Gunagzhou - 020- 38898475, 020-38898476,
Chongqing - 023-63721388 
Email: Beijing -

Shanghai -

Guangzhou -

Chongqing -

Address and Timings
Address: Beijing -
Office Address:
Canada Visa Application Centre
12F, Tower A, Central Point Plaza,
No. 11, Dongzhimen South Ave,
Dongcheng District, Beijing, China, 100007

Shanghai –
Office Address:
Canada Visa Application Centre
2F, Guangdong Development Bank Building, No.555, 
Xujiahui Road, Shanghai, PRC - 200023 

Guangzhou –
Office Address:
Canada Visa Application Centre
Room No. 351, 3rd Floor, 
Cheng Jian Mansion, 189 Ti Yu Road West, 
Tianhe District, Guangzhou, 510620, PRC 

Chongqing –
Office Address:
Canada Visa Application Centre
33-D, HNA-Poly International Centre, 235 Minsheng Road, Yuzhong District,
Chongqing PR.China-400010
Submission Timings: 8:00-15:00| Monday to Friday (excluding declared holidays)
Passport Collection: 8:00-16:00| Monday to Friday (excluding declared holidays)

*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 China. All applications will be assessed and processed by the Canadian Visa Office in Beijing, China. 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 995 Visa Application Centres (VACs) located in 76 countries across five continents as at 31 July 2013, VFS Global serves the interests of the diplomatic missions of 44 sovereign governments. VFS Global’s worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management System and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System. The company has successfully processed 66.34 million applications since its inception in 2001. For more information, please visit

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