Important Information

  • Chandigarh and Jalandhar Visa Application Centre will remain close on SATURDAY, 22 September 2018.
  • Important Update: Please be informed that starting from November 2, 2018, VFS Global will accept applications and collect biometrics at the Canada Visa Application Centre in India under a new set of requirements and services. For information on the requirements and services for applications submitted on or after November 2, 2018, please visit www.Canada.ca/Immigration.

    For applications submitted on or before November 1, 2018, the Canada Visa Application Centre will continue to provide services until February 1, 2019. During this period, the VAC will remain open for clients to collect their documents. The last date for collection of documents will be February 1, 2019. A Notification will be sent to applicants when documents are ready for collection.

    Applications received after 17:00 on November 1, 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 November 1, 2018, the VAC will continue to return documents to clients at this VAC from November 2, 2018 until February 1, 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 February 2, 2019 along with a detailed inventory report. The IRCC Office will coordinate the return of documents for these applications.

    Please visit www.Canada.ca/Immigration for more details on the new requirements and services.

  • Important Update to the Biometric Enrolment process effective 31 July 2018.

    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 Canada.gc.ca/biometrics to Find out if you need to give your biometrics

    1. 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
    2. 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
  • 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.”

  • 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 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.
    Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level,
    Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place
    New Delhi-110001

    CVAC Opening time: 09:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    09:00 – 16:00/
    09:00 – 11:30 for Travel Agents
    Passport Collection: 09:00 – 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
    Aman Plaza, 3rd Floor, 310 Lajpat Nagar,
    Mahavir Marg, Nakodar Chowk
    Opposite to Lovely Autos, Jalandhar-144001

    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.
    5th floor Fagun Mansion , Commander In Chief Road
    Chennai- 600008, India
    CVAC Opening time: 09:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    09:00 – 16:00/
    09:00 – 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.
    Unit No - 405 , Level-4, 3rd Floor,
    Prestige Atrium,
    No.1 Central Street,
    Bengaluru -560001.
    India

    CVAC Opening time: 09:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    09:00 – 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: 09:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    09:00 – 16:00/
    09:00 – 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.
    4th Floor, Urmi Axis Building,
    Behind Famous Studio, Opp. E. Moses Road,
    Mahalaxmi (West), Mumbai – 400 011
    India
    CVAC Opening time: 09:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    09:00 – 16:00/
    09:00 – 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.
    Unit No. 1&2, Bhikubhai Chambers,
    Near Bharat Petroleum, Ashram Road
    Paldi, Ahmedabad -380 007 - India
    CVAC Opening time: 09:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    09:00 – 16:00/
    09:00 – 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.
    4th Floor, Lalwani Icon, Near Maruti Suzuki Nexa
    New Airport Road
    Sakore Nagar,Viman nagar
    Pune 411014, India
    CVAC Opening time: 09:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    09:00 – 16:00/
    09:00 – 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: 09:00 – 17:00
    Application Submission :
    09:00 – 16:00/
    09:00 – 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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