Welcome to the website of the Canada visa application centre (Canada Visa Application Centre) in Sri Lanka. VFS Global is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in Sri Lanka
For information on re-opening of the Canada Visa Application Centre - Click Here
The Visa Application Centre in Colombo will re-open for business on Monday, 15 June 2020 and will provide the following limited services 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.
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 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.
11 June 2019: Important notice : Please note that the VACs will not be able to provide the Corporate Card facility for Visa fee and Bio fee payments due to an outage of the Global Payment System. Applicants may please pay the fee prior to visiting the visa application centre; alternatively, reschedule their appointment for another day.
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