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Service and Service Charge Schedule

Service Charges effective 02 November 2018

* 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.

Important Note:

  • 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 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 for biometric enrolment and package transmission.
  • 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. In addition, all applicants except those who must submit their Biometrics, will also need to pay the Package Transmission 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 PRICE (PER APPLICANT) AMOUNT IN CAD (INCLUSIVE OF TAXES) AMOUNT IN USD. (INCLUSIVE OF TAXES)
Package transmission $25.80 $19.90
Assisted Service – Online Forms ( per form) $22.46 $ 17.30
Assisted Service - Paper Applications ( Per form) $ 40.00  $ 30.80
Assisted Service – Scanning ( per page) $ 0.25 $ 0.20
Self Service Workstation ( per hour) $5.00 $ 3.90
Short Message Service (SMS) or mobile phone application $2.50 $1.90
Photocopying ( per page) $0.20 $0.20
Printing (per page) $0.66 $ 0.50
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant photography $15.77 $12.20

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

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 to TT Services:

  • At VAC :
    • You can pay using credit/Debit card or
    • Can deposit Cashier/Banker check or Money order. Payment instruments should be made in favor of “VFS Services (USA) Inc.”
  • By Mail:
    • If you would like your application to be returned by courier, please include a pre-paid return shipping label along with your application

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.
  • 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.