Welcome to the website of the Canada visa application centre (CVAC) in United States. TT Services is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in United States. The Canada Visa Application Centre is operated by VFS Global on behalf of TT Visa Services Ltd (hereinafter TT Services).
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The Visa Application Centre in New York is now open for business as of Monday, 20 July 2020 and will provide the following limited services until further notice.
Return of decision envelopes to applicants. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, all passports will only be returned using the courier services offered by the Canada Visa Application Centre. The CVAC 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.
The Opening Hours of the VAC will be as follows, until further notice:
Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the VAC may be implementing additional measures to ensure health and safety of applicants.
Please visit the link below for details on travel restrictions currently in place for New York. Applicants are advised to plan their visit to the Canada VAC in New York accordingly. https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory#restricted-states
The Visa Application Centre in Los Angeles is accepting Passport Submission services via courier only as of 14 September 2020. Applicants are requested to send their passports to the VAC using VAC approved courier service. Submission of passports in-person at the CVAC is not permitted until further notice. Biometric collection is not available at Los Angeles VAC at this time.
Paper Applications are not accepted in person/mail at the VAC until further notice.
Important Update. Please check the Special measures to help temporary and permanent residents and applicants affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID‑19) implemented in IRCC to answer your questions, and continue to check the VFS Visa application Centre website for updates on resumption of their services.
In the current circumstances, please note as well that IRCC will not refuse your application if you cannot complete the next step due to the novel coronavirus and that extensions were automatically given as per the Special measures. As this extension is automatic, you will no be sent an updated letter and you should not write to the visa office to request an extension or to request confirmation as we have insufficient resources available at the present time to respond to this type of inquiry.
For Los Angeles : If you are a Permanent Resident of Canada, the immediate family member of a Canadian citizen, or you fall under one of the designated exceptional circumstances, and require a travel document, visa or permit to travel to Canada, please click here to receive instructions from the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles.
For more updates, we request our customers to check our website (www.vfsglobal.com) or the Embassy/Consulate website.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the Visa Application Centre is only accepting applications for biometrics exempt applicants via the two way courier service offered by the VAC.
All passports will also only be returned using the courier services offered by the Visa Application Centre.
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.
Documents and passports submitted using other courier vendor, other than the one offered by the VAC and pre-paid envelopes for the return of decision envelopes are not accepted at the VAC in New York and Los Angeles until further notice
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 March 2020 until further notice
Following Ministerial Instructions issued by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada on 9 April, 29 April, 19 May, 9 June and 1 July 2020 applicants can no longer submit an application for temporary residence in paper at the VAC. New Ministerial Instructions issued on 1 October 2020 have extended this measure until 31 January 2021 with some exemptions. Please check the IRCC website to find out more about these exemptions.
Most applications for temporary residence must continue to be submitted online via IRCC’s website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html
If you submitted an application for temporary residence in paper to the VAC and are not eligible under one of these exemptions, your application will be returned to you.
Please note that as of 1 July 2020, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada lifted the suspension on the processing of temporary resident visa (visitor visa) applications. Although processing of applications has resumed, travel restrictions to Canada remain in place. For more details, visit the IRCC website.
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