Welcome to the website of the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Costa Rica. TT Services is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in Costa Rica. The Canada Visa Application Centre is operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with TT Services.
Following Ministerial Instructions issued by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada on 09 April 2020 and on 29 April 2020, applicants can no longer submit an application for temporary residence in paper at the VAC. New Ministerial Instructions issued on 19 May 2020 have extended this measure until 09 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.
As of Monday, 29 July 2019, clients who submit a paper application will be required to pay their immigration processing fees and biometrics fees online. The CVAC will no longer be able to accept payments for these fees as of this date.
To pay these fees online, visit:
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