Important Information

  • Change in Visa Application Submission Timings of Chandigarh- VAC: Please note that with effect from 08 November 2017 visa application submission timings will be changed for Chandigarh VAC. For timings please click here.
  • Important Update: New service charges come into effect on Thursday, 2 November 2017. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • Visa applicants may please note that the Visa application Centre in Mumbai will remain closed for application submission on Wednesday 30 August 2017 on account of the incessant rainfall and flood like situation.

    Applicants who require to collect their decision envelopes due to urgent travel requirements should check with the Call Centre prior to visiting the VIsa Centre.

  • The VAC in Chandigarh will remain closed on Friday, 25 August 2017 as a security measure in view of the ongoing situation in the city. Visa applicants with emergency travel requirements may please lodge an online visa application. The VAC will resume service effective Monday, 28 August 2017.
  • Canada Visa Applicants may please be informed that the office of the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi has introduced emailing of decision letters. This will apply to those applicants whose visa applications are processed at the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi and if an email address has been provided with their visa application.
  • As part of this new arrangement, if applicants find that that there is no visa affixed in their passport, they are requested to check their nominated email account for a communication from the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi.
  • There could be circumstances where an applicant would receive a decision letter via email prior to receiving the passport back from the High Commission of Canada.”
  • Please note that there is a change in Jalandhar and Chandigarh VAC submission and Collection timings wef from 19 July 2017 untill further notice. Please visit CONTACT US for more information
  • Change in Visa Application Submission Timings for Canada VAC-Jalandhar and Chandigarh 2-5 applications: 8:00 -10:00 - Applicants, Representatives and Travel Agents More than 5 applications: 10:30 -12:30- Applicants, Representatives and Travel Agents 1 application: 13:00 - 16:00
  • Change in VAC opening hours: There is a change in VAC opening timings for all Canada Visa Application Centres in India w.e.f. Wednesday, April 05, 2017 until further notice. Please visit “CONTACT US” for more information.
  • Dear Applicants,

    Please note that effective 14 February 2017, a new Value added Service-“Printing Service” will be available in all the VAC’s in India. Applicants requiring a print out of any document pertaining to their visa application or for passport collection can send an email to Canadaprintindia@vfshelpline.com

    Applicant will be required to pay INR 17/- per page and a receipt will also be provided for the charge levied per print out.

  • 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 www.Canada.ca/eTA
  • The Government of India has withdrawn with immediate effect (midnight of November 8, 2016) the legal tender character of the existing and any older series banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

    VFS will accept Visa fees and VFS logistic charges in all denominations of all notes other than the existing & old high denomination notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 . VFS shall also accept demand drafts favoring VFS Global Services Private limited.
  • Important Update : New service charges come into effect on Wednesday, 2 November 2016. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • 22 January 2016: Canada Visa Applicants may please be informed that due to security regulations around Republic Day, access to visa application center in New Delhi will be restricted post 12:00 noon on Monday 25 January 2016. You are requested to plan your visit accordingly. Application center will be opened as per business hours on Wednesday 27 January 2016
  • 07 December 2015: Please be informed that Canada Visa Application Centre in Chennai is operational from today i.e. Monday, 07 December 2015.
  • 03 December 2015: Please be informed that Canada Visa Application Centre in Chennai will remain closed until further notice due to Torrential Rains.
  • 21 October 2015: Non-Availability of Biometrics Enrollment Service in New Delhi

    Canada Visa Applicants may please be informed that the Biometrics enrollment facility in Canada Visa Application Centre, New Delhi will not be available on Friday 23 October 2015.
  • Important Update : New service charges come into effect on Monday, 2 November. 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 of Immigration, 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.
  • 12 October 2015: Change of Timings New Delhi Visa Application Centre

    Canada Visa Applicants may please be informed that the Visa Application Centre in New Delhi will be opened only between 9:00am – 12:00pm on 23 October 2015, Friday. The Centre will be operational on usual timings when shifted to a new location on 26 October 2015 onwards.
  • 29 September 2015 – Pune Visa Application Centre Closure

    The Canada Visa Application Centre in Pune will remain closed due to a fire outbreak on the 1st floor of Sohrab Hall, Pune. Our Visa Application Centre is located on the 5th floor in the same building and has not been damaged due to the fire. However, the building access has been completely restricted for all the visitors. Applicants are requested to submit their Visa application at The Mumbai Visa Application Centre until further notice.
  • 28 September 2015: Relocation of Canada Visa Application Centre in New Delhi

    Please be informed that Canada Visa Application Centre in New Delhi will be relocating to below location effective 26 October 2015:

    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.,

    Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level,

    Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place

    New Delhi-110001
  • 28 September 2015 – Pune Visa Application Centre Closure

    The Canada Visa Application Centre in Pune will remain closed till further notice due to a fire outbreak on the 1st floor of Sohrab Hall, Pune. Our Canada visa application centre is located on the 5th floor in the same building and has not been damaged due to the fire. However, the building access has been completely restricted for all the visitors.

    In case of any query please contact on 022-67866002
  • 01 August 2015: Closure of Kolkata Visa Application Centre

    Please be informed that Kolkata Visa Application Centre will remain closed on Wednesday 02 September 2015 due to General Strike in West Bengal. The services will be resumed on Thursday 03 September 2015.
  • 13 August 2015: Early Closure of New Delhi Visa Application Center

    Please be informed New Delhi Visa Application Center will be closed at 14:00 on 14 August 2015 due to security regulations in lieu of Independency Day.
  • 06 August 2015: Change of Timings-Jalandhar Visa Application Centre

    Canada Visa Applicants may please be informed that the Visa Application Centre in Jalandhar will be opened only between 9:00 – 12:00 on 07 August 2015, Friday.The Centre will be operational on usual timings when shifted to a new location on 10 August 2015 onwards
  • 20 July 2015: Relocation of Visa Application Centre in Jalandhar

    Canada Visa Applicants may please be informed that The Visa Application Centre in Jalandhar will relocate to the following location on 10 August, 2015;

    Canada Visa Application Centre
    Aman Plaza, 3rd Floor, 310 Lajpat Nagar,
    Mahavir Marg, Nakodar Chowk
    Opposite to Lovely Autos,
    Jalandhar
  • 07 July 2015: Visa Application Center at Kathmandu resumes applications through walk-ins with effect from Wednesday, 08 July 2015

    With effect from 08 July 2015 the Canada Visa Application Centre in Nepal will accept applications through direct walk-ins between 09:00 to 13:00 hours (Monday-Friday). An appointment will no longer be required to submit an application.
    Please note that internet kiosk services will still be unavailable.
  • 30 June 2015: Canada Visa Application Centres in Chandigarh and Jalandhar will now again open

    Please note that Canada Visa Application Centres in Chandigarh and Jalandhar will now again open from 09:00 to 17:00 with effect from 01 July 2015.

    The previous changes in the timings were made due to peak season and for applicant’s convenience.
  • 23 June 2015: Relocation of Visa Application Centre in Jalandhar

    Canada Visa Applicants may please be informed that effective 03 August 2015 The Visa Application Centre in Jalandhar will relocate to the following location:
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    Aman Plaza, 3rd Floor, 310 Lajpat Nagar,
    Mahavir Marg, Nakodar Chowk
    Opposite to Lovely Autos,
    Jalandhar-144001
  • 04 June 2015: Visa Application Center at Kathmandu has resumed Operations with effect from Tuesday, 02 June 2015

    Canada Visa Applicants may please be informed that the Centre in Kathmandu has resumed “Application Submission & Passport Pass-back Services” with effect from Tuesday, 2 June 2015 at
    Ananda Shreei Niwas,
    Ward no. 3,
    Sankha Marg – 113,
    Near Maharajganj Police Station,
    Maharajganj, Kathmandu, Nepal


    Kindly schedule an appointment prior to visiting the Visa Application Centre through the Helpline number: 022-67866002 or write at Helpline email: Info.canada@vfshelpline.com

    Submission Timings: 09:00 – 13:00 (Monday – Friday) except published Holidays

    Passport Pass-back Timings: 09:00 – 13:00 (Monday – Friday) except published Holidays

    Please note that  internet kiosk services are currently unavailable.  Please visit this website for further updates.|

    The VAC is unable to attend to Walk-In enquiries at this time. Applicants are requested to contact the Call Centre with your queries. 

    Applicants who require Biometric enrolment are requested to submit their Visa application at a Visa Application Centre in India.
  • 30 May 2015: Visa Application Center at Kathmandu resumes Operations with effect from Tuesday, 02June 2015

    Canada Visa Applicants may please be informed that the Centre in Kathmandu will resume its services with effect from Tuesday, 2 June 2015 at
    Ananda Shreei Niwas,
    Ward no. 3,
    Sankha Marg – 113,
    Near Maharajganj Police Station,
    Maharajganj, Kathmandu, Nepal


    Only Application Submission Services are currently available at the Visa Application Centre;
    Applicants who require Biometric enrolment are request to lodge their Visa Application at a Visa Application Centre in India.

    Kindly schedule an appointment prior to visiting the Visa Application Centre through the Helpline number: 022-67866002 or write at Helpline email: Info.canada@vfshelpline.com

    Submission Timings: 09:00 – 13:00 (Monday – Friday) except published Holidays

    Passport Pass-back Timings: 09:00 – 13:00 (Monday – Friday) except published Holidays

    PS: Photocopy, Photo-booth and Internet Kiosk Services are currently unavailable.
  • 26 May 2015 – Mode of payment for Visa Fees

    Effective 01 June 2015, the visa fee & Biometric fee will no longer be accepted in Demand Draft. Applicants/Travel Agents/Representatives are required to submit the fees only in cash at all locations in India.
  • 26 May 2015- Passport passback services - Kathmandu

    Tuesday, 25 May 2015: Services for passback of passports will be shifted from Yak and Yeti Hotel Durbar Road, to Ananda Shreei Niwas, Ward no. 3, Sankha Marg – 113, Near Maharajganj Police Station, Maharajganj, Kathmandu, Nepal from 09:00 to 13:00 on all working days (Monday- Friday).

    Please ensure to carry the original Invoice Cum Receipt received during submission of application at the Visa Centre.

    Applicants should endeavor to collect the passports personally from the given address.

    For Further information, please contact: Helpline number: 022-67866002 or write at Helpline email: Info.canada@vfshelpline.com
  • 21 May 2015 – Important information (Visa Application Centre Timings – Mumbai)

    Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel agents

    Due to peak season, Mumbai Canada Visa Application centre will open from 08:30 hrs to 16:00 hrs for submission of applications with effect from 22 May 2015 to 29 May 2015.
  • 14 May 2015 – Passport passback services

    Friday, 15 May 2015: Services for passback of passports will resume from Yak & Yeti Hotel Durbar Road, Kathmandu, Nepal from 12:00 to 15:00 on all working days (Monday- Friday).

    Please ensure to carry the original Invoice Cum Receipt received during submission of application at the Visa Centre.

    Applicants should endeavor to collect the passports personally from the given address.

    For Further information, please contact: Helpline number: 022-67866002 or write at Helpline email: Info.canada@vfshelpline.com
  • 12 May 2015 – Kathmandu Visa Application Centre Closure

    The Canada Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu will remain closed until further notice following the reoccurrence of earthquake on Tuesday, 12 May 2015. The passport passback service too has been temporarily discontinued. In case of any query please contact on +9122 67866002
  • 01 May 2015 – Visa Application Centre Closure until further notice

    The Canada Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu will be closed until further notice following the earthquake on Saturday, 25 April 2015

    Arrangements for collection of Processed Passport received at the Visa Application Centre until 24 April 2015 have been made at The Business Centre of Hotel Yak & Yeti, Durbar Road, Kathmandu, Nepal from 12:00 to 15:00 on all working days (Monday- Friday).

    Please ensure to carry the original Invoice Cum Receipt received during submission of application at the Visa Centre.

    Applicants should endeavor to collect the passports personally from the given address.

    For Further information, please contact: Helpline number: 022-67866002 or write at Helpline email: Info.canada@vfshelpline.com
  • 30 April 2015- Kolkata Visa Application Centre Closer

    The Kolkata Canada Visa Application Centre will remain closed on Thursday, 30 April 2015 on account of general strike in West Bengal; The center will resume business as usual on Friday, 01 May 2015.
  • 22 April 2015 – Important information (Visa Application Centre Timings – Chandigarh/Jalandhar)

    Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel agents

    Due to Peak Season, Chandigarh and Jalandhar Canada Visa
    Application Centers will open from 08:30 to 16:00 for
    Submission of Application w.e.f 22 April 2015 till June 2015.
  • 24 October 2014 – Delay in delivery of passport

    Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents

    Please be informed that due to festive season there will be a delay in the delivery of your passport. Request for kind cooperation on this.
  • 14 October 2014 – Mumbai and Pune Visa Application Centre Closure

    Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents

    Please be informed that Canada Visa Application Center at Mumbai and Pune will be closed on 15 October 2014 due to General Assembly Elections..
  • 16 September 2014 – VFService Charge

    Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents
    Please be informed that effective 17 September 2014, the Service Charge is getting revised to INR 780 from INR 745.
  • 8 September 2014 – Early closer of Visa Application Center in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad

    Dear Applicant/Representatives/ Trave`l Agents,

    Please be informed that Canada Visa Application Center at Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad will be closed at 13:00 hrs. on 8 September 2014 due to Ganesh Immersion
  • 29 April 2014 – Visa Fee and VFS Service Charge

    Dear Applicant/Travel Agent/ Representative
    Please note there will be a change in visa fees and VFS Service Charge from 1 May 2014.
  • 2 April 2014: All India Visa Application Centre Closure

    Dear Applicant /Travel Agent/ Representative
    Please be informed that all Canada Visa Application Center will remain closed on the following dates due to Lok Sabha election.

    Application Center Polling dates
    New Delhi Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Chandigarh Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Call-Centre Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Jalandhar Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Kolkata Monday, May 12, 2014
    Hyderabad Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Bangalore Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Chennai Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Mumbai Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Pune Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Ahmedabad Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    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 CVACs.

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

    VFS Global manages the Canada Visa Application Centre ( CVAC) in India, operated by VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd

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

    The CVAC is authorized 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 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), 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 IRCC by using IRCC’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 www.vfsglobal.ca/Canada/India

    Canada Visa Application Centre Details

     Contact Details
    Helpline : 022-67866002
    Email : Info.canada@vfshelpline.com
    Website: www.vfsglobal.ca/Canada/India

    Address and Timings
    New Delhi: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    E-Wing, S-2 Level, 
    International Trade Towers
    Nehru Place, New Delhi-110019, India 
    CVAC Opening time: 08:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:00 – 16:00/
    08:00 – 11:30 for Travel Agents
    Passport Collection: 08:00 – 16:00
    Chandigarh: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    SCO 186-187, Ground Floor (Front Side),Sector- 8C,
    Madhya Marg, Chandigarh-160018 India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:00 – 16:00/
    08:00 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 09:00 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 17:00 
    Jalandhar: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Axis Tower, 3rd Floor Plot#1,Badri Dass Colony,
    BMC Chowk, G.T. Road,
    Jalandhar-144001, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:00 – 16:00/
    08:00 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 08:00 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 17:00
    Chennai: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Fagun Mansion , Commander In Chief Road, Egmore ,
    Chennai- 600008, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 16:00 
    Bangalore: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    2nd Floor ,Unit 307, Prestige Atrium, No 1, Central Street,
    Bangalore – 560001, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 16:00 
    Hyderabad: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    H.No-1-8-313, Linus, 2nd Floor, Chiranfort Club Lane, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 16:00 
    Mumbai: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Trade Centre 5th Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East),
    Mumbai – 400051, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 17:00 
    Ahmedabad: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Gujarat Chamber Building, Ashram Road,
    Ahmedabad-380009, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 17:00 
    Pune: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Sohrab Hall, Office# 501, 5th Floor, Next to Pune Railway Station,
    Pune 411001, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 17:00 
    Kolkata: Address and Hours of Operation
    Canada Visa Application Centre
    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
    Rene Tower, Building No. 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Rajdanga, Landmark: Near Geetanjali Stadium
    Kolkata, 700107, India
    CVAC Opening time: 08:30 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    08:30 – 16:00/
    08:30 – 11:30 for Travel Agents 
    Passport Collection: 14:00 – 16:00 
    *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 India. All applications will be assessed and processed by the Canadian Visa Office in New Delhi. 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 1182 Visa Application Centres (VACs) located in 108 countries across five continents. As at 31 January, 2014, VFS Global serves the interests of the diplomatic missions of 45 sovereign governments. VFS Global’s worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System and ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management System by TÜV SÜD, one of the world’s leading external and independent certification bodies. The company has successfully processed over 74 million applications since its inception in 2001. For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.com.

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