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Welcome to the website of the Canada visa application centre (CVAC) in Kenya. VFS Global is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in Kenya

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  • This is to inform the general public that the Visa Application Center will remain closed on Monday 12 August 2019 to mark Idd-ul-Azha. Normal operations will resume the following day. You may also refer to the Public holiday/closure list
  • With immediate effect Government of Canada (GC) fee (Visa/Permit fee and/or Biometric fee) shall be paid through the IRCC online portal. Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) service fees will be paid via Mpesa.
  • “Booking of appointments for enrolling your biometrics at the VAC is absolutely free of cost. No payment should be made to outside parties for the booking of your appointment. In case you are unable to book an appointment via 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.”
  • Important Update: New service charges come into effect on Friday, 2 November 2018. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • Important Update: to the Biometric Enrolment process. 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. Visit for more information
  • Important Note: If you need to submit your biometrics, DO NOT submit your application by mail to this Canada Visa Application Centre. You must submit your application in person. The Canada Visa Application Centre will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application.

    Scheduling an appointment for Biometric Enrolment is optional – walk in clients are always welcome to submit their biometrics without a prior appointment. Note however that a planned visit with a preferred time slot via an appointment at the Visa Application Center guarantees prompt service, thus eliminating longer waiting time resulting in inconvenience. You can schedule an appointment at the nearest Visa Application Centre, either through the VAC website or by calling the call center at +254 205147901
    • 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

    Applicants who require toprovide their biometrics are requested to visit the Canada Visa Application Centre prior to 12.00 noon. To find out if you need to provide your biometrics, please visit Your cooperation on this matter is appreciated.

  • 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

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Just need to provide your biometrics?
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