Service Charges effective 01 November 2020
* Note: If you need to provide your biometrics, the biometric fee of $85 CAD covers the Canada Visa Application Centre service charge for application handling. Service charges for additional services listed below are not covered.
Service Charges for Services offered at the VAC:
|SERVICE PRICE (PER APPLICANT)||AMOUNT IN CAD (INCLUSIVE OF TAXES)||AMOUNT IN USD. (INCLUSIVE OF TAXES)|
|Assisted Service - Online Form (eTA) (per form)||$22.76||17.50|
|Assisted Service - Paper Applications ( Per form)||$41.62||32.10|
|Assisted Service – Scanning ( per page)||$0.27||$ 0.20|
|Self Service Workstation ( per hour)||$5.00||$ 3.90|
|Short Message Service (SMS) or mobile phone application||$3.00||2.30|
|Photocopying ( per page)||$0.21||$0.20|
|Printing (per page)||$0.69||$ 0.50|
|International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant photography||$16.47||12.70|
|One-Way Courier Service (per package)*||$44.04||34.00|
|Two-Way Courier Service (per package)**||$89.13||68.70|
For complete details on the Additional Services offered at the Canada Visa Application Centre please click here
Please Note: The services listed are valid only for LA and NYC. The Seattle and San Francisco VACs will be offering only the following services:
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.
It is mandatory for the Government of Canada fee to be paid online.
How to pay applicable fee:
**Two-way courier service : Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the Visa Application Centre is only accepting applications for biometrics exempt applicants via the courier service offered by the VAC. All passports will also only be returned using the courier services offered by the Visa Application Centre.. To avail this service, please write to email@example.com by following the laid down process in “How to apply ” page of this website
The Visa Application Centre is offering courier services at a discount of 10% on the courier prices listed in the pricing table on this website. This discounted rate will only be available from 23 March 2020 until further notice
How to pay Government of Canada Fee
Applicants must pay the Government of Canada Fee online, directly to IRCC and present proof of payment (receipt) at the Visa Application Centre.