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Service and Service Charge Schedule

Service Charges effective 02 November 2018

All applicants presenting visa or permit applications at the Canada Visa Application Centre, in person or by courier, must include the service charge(s) for application handling. All applications paid at the Canada Visa Application Centres must also include the Government of Canada fees.

Important Note:

  • All applicants (in person or by courier/mail) who are submitting paper applications (with or without biometrics) will need to pay the Assisted Service – Paper Application fee
  • If you need to provide your biometrics, the biometric fee of CAD $85 (per person) / CAD $170 (for a family of 2 or more)/ CAD $255 (for a group of performing artists of 3 or more) covers the CVAC service charge for one (1) Package Transmission, with the exception of the following instances:

    • For any subsequent submissions of passport and/or documents after the initial 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 for biometric enrolment and package transmission.
  • If you do not need to provide biometrics and you are submitting your passport or documents at the VAC, the Package Transmission fee will apply to each package

Service Charges for Services offered at the VAC:

SERVICE PRICE (PER APPLICANT) AMOUNT IN CAD (INCLUDING VAT) AMOUNT IN BBD. (INCLUDING VAT)
Package transmission (per package) $ 38.00 $ 50.70
Assisted Service - Paper Applications (per application) $ 40.00 $ 53.30
Assisted Service – Online Forms (per form) $ 22.46 $ 29.90
Assisted Service – Scanning (per page) $ 0.25 $ 0.30
Self Service Workstation ( per hour) $ 5.00 $ 6.70
Short Message Service (SMS) or mobile phone application  $ 2.50 $ 3.30
Photocopying (per page) $  0.66 $ 0.90
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant photography  $ 13.14 $ 17.50
Printing (per page) $ 0.53 $ 0.70

Methods of Payment


How to pay Canada Visa Application Centre service charges:

Please be informed that, for your convenience, the following payment methods are available:

  • For applications being submitted in person or through an authorized representative, Canada Visa Application Centre service charges must be paid via Credit/Debit Card at the Canada Visa Application Centre.
  • If you are submitting Mail in application Canada Visa Application Centre service charges must be paid via a wire transfer in Barbados Dollars (BBD$). Please note that cheque payment is not accepted as a correct mode of payment.

    1. If sending your application by post, please do not forget to enclose the return courier envelope to have your passport sent back to you by secure courier.
    2. Please remember to send payment confirmation (payment in BBD$) as part of your application along with your up to date contact details (Phone Number and Email Address)
    3. Please note that transferring payment doesn’t mean we have received funds. Applications will be processed after payment confirmation is reflected in bank. Please check with your bank for payment transfers time. Application will not be processed unless correct fee is paid.

Below are the Bank account details –

Cash Deposits within Barbados Telegraphic money transfers from outside Barbados
Bank: Bank of Nova Scotia Bank: Bank of Nova Scotia
Account Name: DHL Barbados Limited Account Name: DHL Barbados Limited
Account Number: 9008038 Account Number: 9008038
Branch Code: 40055 Branch Code: 73 00 20
- Account Address: Broad Street, Bridgetown, Barbados,
- Swift Code: NOSCBBBB

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

Applicants who have opted to use our self-assisted services 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.

It is mandatory for the Government of Canada fee to be paid online.

How to pay Government of Canada Fee:

  • Online by visiting the IRCC website. The website provides a fee list, and steps on how to make the payment. Pay your fees online through IRCC website

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

    Applicants must pay the Government of Canada Fee online, directly to IRCC and present proof of payment (receipt) at the Visa Application Centre.