HOW TO APPLY

Submit Your Application In Person

Temporary Resident Visa/Permit, Study Permit, Work Permit and Travel documents for Permanent residence-In person Application Process

Note: 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 a country that is already biometrics required. Visit Canada.gc.ca/biometrics 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.
  • However, permanent residence applicants will need to give biometrics with each application.
  • If you have applied for a temporary resident visa, study or work permit in the past and are unsure if or when biometrics have been provided, Please refer to the IRCC website (Canada.gc.ca/biometrics), and “Find out if your biometrics are still valid”
  • Refer to the IRCC website for a list of visa-required countries for temporary residents: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html
  • For the purposes of biometric collection, nationality is based on the nationality you have declared in question number 6 (*Citizenship) on the IRCC application form.
  • Applicants who have submitted an application online to IRCC must present a Biometric Instruction Letter to enrol their biometrics. To find out more about biometrics visit the IRCC website
  • Applicants applying in person at a VAC do not need to present a Biometric Instruction Letter.
  • Nationals from Europe, Africa and the Middle East and those who are already biometrics required from Asia and the Americas only need to provide biometrics once every 10 years for temporary resident visa, study or work permit applications. However these permanent resident applicants will need to give biometrics regardless of whether they gave biometrics in the past.

Canada Visa Application Centre will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application. DO NOT submit your application by mail

Step 1

Read complete information on the visa/permit requirements on the IRCC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit.

Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

Step 2

Fill out the application forms and other relevant documents.

If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the official IRCC document checklist, you are required to fill out and sign the CVAC waiver form and attach it with your application form.

Failure to provide a completed and signed CVAC waiver form may result in additional delays or refusal of your application for a visa, permit or travel document.

Step 3

We strongly advise you to read the attached privacy policy and to complete and sign the CVAC consent form prior to submitting your application at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC).

If a completed and signed CVAC consent form in not included with the application, we will not be able to assist you, and will be obligated to return the application to you.

Step 4

Pay visa fees and biometric fee, if required, as per instructions in the IRCC fee list.

Step 5

Pay the IOM Service fee at CITIBANK headquaters (located at the corner of Misiones and Cerrito ) in local currency to the IOM account: 0024871.002.or at any branch of ABITAB, mentioning you want to make a payment to IOM. (In both cases you must know, beforehand, the amount to deposit as they do not know it.)

Step 6

Visit your local Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC), make sure you bring your passport, two photographs, completed forms and all supporting documents as per checklist and IRCC and IOM fee instruments. Applicable service charges will be levied.

Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application. DO NOT submit your application by mail to this CVAC.

Step 7

Once your application has been completed, the CVAC will give you a receipt. This receipt contains a unique tracking number which is important as it is required to track the progress of your application online.

Important Note: If you need to provide biometrics, your $85 CAD biometric fee covers the CVAC service charge for application handling.

Mail Your Application

Note: 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 a country that is already biometrics required. Visit Canada.gc.ca/biometrics to Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, DO NOT submit your application by mail to this CVAC. You must submit your application in person. The CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application.

Step 1 :

Read complete information on the visa/permit requirements on the IRCC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit.

Step 2 :

Fill out the application forms and other relevant documents.

If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the official IRCC document checklist, you are required to fill out and sign the waiver form and attach it with your application form.

Failure to provide a completed and signed waiver form may result in additional delays or refusal of your application for a visa, permit or travel document.

Step 3 :

We strongly advise you to read the attached privacy policy and to complete and sign the VFS Consent Form prior to submitting your application at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC).

If a completed and signed VFS consent form in not included with the application, we will not be able to assist you, and will be obligated to return the application to you.

Step 4 :

Pay visa fees as per instructions in the IRCC fee list.

Step 5 :

Pay the IOM Service fee at any branch of ABITAB, in local currency to the IOM. (Account Nbr: 0024871.002). You must know, beforehand, the amount to deposit as they may not know it.)

Step 6 :

Put into an envelope and send the forms duly completed , your passport, 2 photographs, and all supporting documents as per checklist and IRCC and IOM fee payment receipts, to:

CENTRO DE SOLICITUDES DE VISAS CANADIENSE-
Organización Internacional para las Migraciones
— Montevideo
Plaza Independencia 831 Office 508.

Step 7 :

After we send your documents to the Canadian Embassy in Buenos Aires, you will receive an e-mail with the tracking number which is important as it is required to track the progress of your application online.

Note: Incomplete or insufficient funding requests will not be processed and will be returned

Submit Your Passport

If you have received notification from the Government of Canada requesting your passport, your passport(s) along with the copy of passport request letter may be submitted through Visa Application Centre of your choice.

With your passport(s), make sure you include:

  • The passport request letter you received from IRCC
  • Any applicable visa application centre (VAC) fees, such as passport transmission fees, courier fees etc.
  • Your contact information, including your email, phone number and return address
  • The VAC consent form

How to submit your passport:

Once you receive notification from the Government of Canada requesting your passport, you can submit the passport (s) and your passport request letter:

  1. In person/ through an authorized representative at the CVAC

    Or,

  2. By courier/mail to the VAC address mentioned on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

For Return of your Passport (s), you have the choice of;

  1. Picking up the passport from the VAC or;
  2. Sending a prepaid self-addressed courier return envelope along with your passport and request letter

Please note that there will be a Service Charge for the above services. The details can be obtained here.

The Passport Transmission Services offered by the VACs will enable you to;

  1. Get your passport delivered to the CVO (Canadian Visa Office) in a timely and safe manner.
  2. You will be able to track the status of your passport by using the Tracking tool on the CVAC website