Following Ministerial Instructions issued by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada on 09 April 2020, 29 April 2020 and 19 May 2020, applicants can no longer submit an application for temporary residence in paper at the VAC. New Ministerial Instructions issued on 09 June 2020 have extended this measure until 30 June 2020. All 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 on or after 10 April 2020, your application will be returned to you.
Please note that the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada has also suspended the processing of temporary resident visa (visitor visa) applications that do not meet current travel restriction exemptions. For more details, visit the IRCC website.
Monday, 20 January, 2020 : We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our Canada appointment system. Therefore, you might be unable to view pages, book an appointment or upload documents. We are working as quickly as possible to fix these issues and apologise for any inconvenience caused. You may Click here to access the Web form and provide the required information for scheduling; rescheduling or cancelling appointment. We will revert with a confirmation within 24 hours of the system’s restoration.
In case of an emergency appointment request pertaining to the death/funeral of an immediate family member, kindly visit the nearest visa application centre.
Important Update: New service charges come into effect on Saturday, 02 November 2019. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
Important Notice: 01 September 2019: Important update for filling and printing Canada Visa Application Form:
Dear applicants, in order to ensure that you bring updated and acceptable versions of Visa application forms and 2D barcode sheets for your Canada Visa Paper application, you are requested to install the following update before printing and bringing paper copies of the 2D forms. The instructions are in the following link: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/release-note/release-notes-acrobat-reader.html.
Applicants need to upgrade Adobe to version DC August 2019 (19.012.20040) if you have version DC August 2019(19.012.20036).
Applicants should bring all pages of the 2D forms, in case you need to manually input the form to our system which is running the Certified IRCC version 11 of Adobe reader.
“Booking of appointments for enrolling your biometrics at the VAC is absolutely free of cost. No payment should be made to outside parties for the booking of your appointment. In case you are unable to book an appointment visa the website, you should reach out to our Contact Centre and/or VAC directly. For more information on how to contact us, please refer to our Contact page.”
Important notice: Please be informed that the appointment scheduling service is necessary only for providing your biometric information. Please make your appointment when you consider you have all the necessary documents.
The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
All applications will be assessed in accordance with Canada’s immigration visa rules and guidelines. Canada Visa Application Centre has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.