Important Information

  • 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 to Find out if you need to give your biometrics
    • 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
    • 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
  • Important Update: As per the instruction from the Embassy of Canada in Jakarta, starting from 20 July 2017. A Canada Visa Fee Payment can only be accepted with an IRCC online payment. Bank Draft will be unacceptable as a proof of Visa Payment at Canada Visa Application Centre in Indonesia.
    Applicants are welcome to pay the Visa Fee by Credit Card online through this link. Please refer to the FAQ webpage for the payment guide
  • Important Notice on Processing Times:

    • All applications are processed first in/first out. Requests to expedite processing will be consider for emergencies only.
    • For more information on visa application average processing time, please visit IRCC website link
    • Inquiries from applicants whose applications have not exceeded the standard processing times since submission will not be responded by the Visa Office.
    • Processing times tell the applicants how long it took the Visa Office to process applications in the past after receiving a complete application package.
    • Processing times vary depending on how many applications received in the Visa Office.
    • Please note that an application may be delayed or returned if it’s not complete
    • Requests to borrow passports or withdraw applications must be sent to: and must include the applicant’s passport number.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here