Service and Service Charge Schedule

Services and Service Charge Schedule with effect from 2 November 2018 Service Charges for Application Handling;

Important Note:

  • If you need to provide your biometrics, the biometric fee of CAD $85.00 (per person) / CAD $170.00 (for a family of 2 or more)/ CAD $255.00 (for a group of performing artists of 3 or more) covers the CVAC service charge for Package Transmission, with the exception of the following instances:

    • For any subsequent submissions of passport and/or documents after the package transmission, applicants will be required to pay the Package Transmission fee every time this request is made through the VAC.
    • Applicants who submit their passport or documents at a different VAC from the one where they initially provided biometrics, Package Transmission fees will apply.
    • If no package is transmitted at the time of biometric enrolment (when the application has been submitted online), the initial package transmission is included in the fee of CAD $85.00 for biometric enrolment and package transmission.
  • All applicants who are submitting paper applications (with or without biometrics) will need to pay the Assisted Service – Paper Application fee

If you do not need to provide biometrics and you are submitting your passport, documents, or both at the VAC, the Package Transmission fee will apply.

Service Charges for Services offered at the VAC:

Service Amount in CAD (Including VAT) Amount in USD (Including VAT)
Package transmission (per package) $150.00 116.00
Assisted Service – Paper Applications (per application) $14.03 11.00
Collection of Government of Canada fees (per Applicant) $11.79 9.00
Self Service Workstation (per hour) $7.01 5.00
Assisted Service -Online Forms (per form) $4.00 3.00
Assisted Service -Scanning (per page) $0.82 0.63
Photocopy Services –(per page) $0.19 0.15
Printing (per page) $0.38 0.29
Short Message Service (SMS) (per applicant) $2.50 2.00

Note: If you need to provide your biometrics, the biometric fee of $85.00 CAD covers the Canada Visa Application Centre service charge for application handling. Service charges for additional services are not covered.

Revised Service Charges for Additional Services:

Important: Service charge for Application Processing and Service Charge for Additional Service will be accepted in cash (USD) only.

For complete details on the Additional Services offered at the Canada Visa Application Centre please click here


Methods of Payments

Payment instructions for Canada Visa Application Centre Service Charges:

In person and by air mail: Cash only

Payment accepted at the Canada Visa Application Centre for Additional Services:

  • Cash at Canada Visa Application Centre

Applicants intending to use the self-service workstation at the VAC are requested to carry their own USB/pen drives.

Please Note: The wait time at the self-assisted workstation will depend on the number of visitors for the day.

Please ensure you take your USB/pen drive back with you after the appointment, as it may contain important information. As per IRCC's guidelines, we are not permitted to retain any Personally Identifiable Information. If a device is left behind, a notification will be sent to you. If we do not receive a revert in two days, the device will be destroyed.

Payment instructions for Government of Canada fees:

Pay your fees online through the IRCC website or Pay at the Canada Visa Application Center. Click here for Visa Fee and Biometric Collection Fee amounts.

Important: Visa Fees can be paid at the VAC in cash only

NOTE: Canada Visa Application Centre does not offer return courier service, hence you will have to collect passport from the Canada Visa Application Centre after the Embassy of Canada returns it.

  • For any refund of fees paid to the Government of Canada, Please Click here to request a Refund