HOW TO APPLY

Submit Your Application In Person

Step 1

Read complete information on the visa/permit requirements on the IRCC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit.

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.

If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the official IRCC document checklist, you are required to fill out and sign the CVAC waiver form and attach it with your application form.

Failure to provide a completed and signed CVAC waiver form may result in additional delays or refusal of your application for a visa, permit or travel document.

Step 3

We strongly advise you to read the attached privacy policy and to complete and sign the CVAC 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 IRCC fee list.

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 IRCC 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, 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.

Mail Your Application

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

Read complete information on visa/permit requirements on the IRCC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit. Please refer to the ‘All About Your Visa’ page to obtain details on visas/permits.

Step 2

Fill out the application form and other relevant documents

If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the official IRCC document checklist, you are required to fill out and sign the CVAC waiver form and attach it with your application form.

Failure to provide a completed and signed CVAC waiver form may result in additional delays or refusal of your application for a visa, permit or travel document.

Step 3

Mandatory Requirements: Read the privacy policy, fill out the CVAC consent form and attach it with your application form. If a completed form and signed VFS consent form is not included with your application, we will NOT be able to assist and will be obliged to return the application to you.

Step 4

Pay the applicable fees as per the following instructions:
IMPORTANT: If your application is received without the correct payment for both visa fees and VFS service charges, we will not be able to assist you and your application will be returned to you. Payment Instructions for Visa Fees:

Payment Instructions for VFS Service Charges:

Deposit the appropriate Service Fee into the Account details below and include a copy of the transfer slip with your application:

Bank Name: ECOBANK Ghana Limited

Account Name: International Organization For Migration

Account Branch: Head Office

Account Number: 0010134402080802

Swift Code: ECOCGHAC

Step 5

Mail in your completed and signed application forms and checklists, signed CVAC consent form, along with your passport, photographs, all required documents as per checklist and proof of payment for visa fee and VFS service and courier charge fees (see payment instructions in step 4 above) Place everything in a sealed envelope and include self-addressed prepaid envelope and mail it to:

Canada visa Application Centre (CVAC)
International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ghana
House 10, Plot 48, Osu badu Road/Broadway
Airport West, Accra

Your unique tracking number to track the process of your application will be e-mailed to you once your application has been reviewed for completeness by the CVAC staff

Submit Your Passport

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.

With your passport(s), make sure you include:

  • The passport request letter you received from IRCC
  • Any applicable visa application centre (VAC) fees, such as passport transmission fees, courier fees etc.
  • Your contact information, including your email, phone number and return address
  • The VAC consent form

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
  2. Or,

  3. 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. 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. 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 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