Important Information

  • 18 June 2019: Important notice : Please note that the VACs will not be able to provide the Corporate Card facility for Visa fee & Bio fee payments due to an outage of the Global Payment System. Applicants may please pay the fee prior to visiting the visa application centre; alternatively, reschedule their appointment for another day.

  • Extended VAC opening hours (at select centres only): The application centres in Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad & Mumbai will extend its working hours effective Monday May20, 2019. During the extended hours, The VACs will only accept “Passport submission” & Only Biometrics with appointment.The VAC will NOT receive paper application submission. Kindly refer “Contact us” for extended hours at the Visa application Centres.

    Busy During the week? Opt for our Super Saturday Service:- Starting from 04 May 2019, The following Canada Visa Application Centres will remain open on Saturdays for Biometric enrolment and Passport Submission ONLY (At select Centres only).Please note, Biometric Instruction Letter (BIL) and an appointment is mandatory for enrolling Biometrics at the Visa Application centre. The centres will not accept paper application on Saturdays.

    VAC Timings for “Only Biometrics” Passport Submission Timings for Saturday
    Delhi As per appointment scheduled 09:00-13:00
    Chandigarh As per appointment scheduled 09:00-13:00
    Jalandhar As per appointment scheduled 09:00-13:00
    Mumbai As per appointment scheduled 09:00-13:00
    Ahmedabad As per appointment scheduled 09:00-13:00
    Pune Service Not Available Service Not Available
    Bangalore As per appointment scheduled 09:00-13:00
    Chennai Service Not Available Service Not Available
    Hyderabad Service Not Available Service Not Available
    Kolkata Service Not Available Service Not Available
  • No Appointment Required for “ Only Passport Submission”: Applicants who have applied online as E-Application or are a Permanent Resident applicant and have received a request from the High Commission of Canada to submit their Passport at the VAC can walk-into the VAC at the appointed hours without an appointment. Kindly refer “Contact us” for Passport Submission hours at the Visa application Centres.
  • Important notice: Please be informed that the appointment scheduling service is necessary only for providing your biometric information. Please make your appointment when you consider you have all the necessary documents. Booking an appointment* with VFS Global to submit your Canada visa application and to enroll Biometrics is a free service. Beware of persons who may demand payment for it.The Premium Lounge service, which is available at an extra charge, is optional, and availing it is at your sole discretion. Opting for the Premium Lounge service does not guarantee faster processing or a positive decision on your application.In case you are unable to book an appointment visa the website, you should reach out to our Contact Centre and/or VAC directly. For more information on how to contact us, please refer to our Contact page.
  • Notice regarding unclaimed/abandoned passports
    After three attempts to reach you, VFS will return your passport to the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi for onward transmission to the Ministry of External Affairs. You will not be able to collect your passport from the High Commission of Canada or any of the Canadian Consulates. To obtain more information about your unclaimed/abandoned passport please contact:
    PSP Division
    Ministry of External Affairs
    Patiala House, Tilak Marg
    New Delhi – 110001
    Email: uspv1@mea.gov.in
  • Effective 03 November 2018, prior appointment is mandatory for Biometric Enrolment at all the Canada Visa Application Centres (CVAC) in India. Depending on your nationality, you may already need to give biometrics.
  • Since July 31, 2018 – applicants from Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Starting December 31, 2018 – applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas
  • To find out if you need to give biometrics, please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/biometrics.asp
  • Please note that appointments are mandatory in order to enroll biometrics at the Visa Application Centre. A planned visit with a preferred time slot at the Visa Application Centre guarantees prompt service thus eliminating longer waiting time resulting in inconvenience.
  • Applicants requesting emergency appointments for the purpose of biometric collection may do so provided suitable proof of the emergency is presented at the time of the appointment. Suitable proof may include a note or other documentation from an official. Please note that this proof only needs to be presented and will not be collected by the VAC, and that this will provide an emergency biometric appointment but not affect IRCC’s processing time for the application. For any further information or questions, the Contact Centre is able to assist with any inquiries.
  • Please click here to Schedule an Appointment
  • Please note, for the sole purpose of scheduling an appointment, VFS Global will collect Personal Information from the applicant. A consent form will be required from the applicant authorizing the same.
  • 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
  • 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 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. Canada Visa Application Centre has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.
  • Immigration Fraud Warning!
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here