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Welcome to the website of the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Brazil. TT Services is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to provide administrative support services to visa applicants in Brazil. The Canada Visa Application Centre is operated by VFS Global on behalf of TT Visa Services Ltd (hereinafter TT Services).

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Attention Students!

On Friday January 8th 2021, VACs in Brazil will open new appointment slots for January and February 2021. In case you have already booked an appointment but want to try to schedule a new appointment for an earlier date, you will need to cancel the existing appointment. However, note that the VAC cannot ensure the availability of the vacancies that will be opened.

Please access the appointment system via this website or contact us using the Chat/ Call Center to check availability.

Atention

If you have an appointment scheduled and was diagnosed or obtained a positive result for Covid-19 in the previous 14 days of the date of your appointment do not come to the VAC on the scheduled date. Please send an e-mail to the VAC where you have booked your appointment with the medical certificate and the VAC will reschedule your appointment to the date of your preference.

Porto Alegre

The Canada Visa Application Centre in Porto Alegre will remain closed until further notice due to the Covid-19. Please visit this website for further updates.

Rio de Janeiro

The Canada Visa Application Centre in Rio de Janeiro will remain closed until further notice due to the Covid-19. Please visit this website for further updates.

Sau Paulo

The Canada Visa Application Centre in Sau Paulo will remain closed until further notice due to the Covid-19. Please visit this website for further updates.

Brasilia

The Visa Application Centre in Brasilia will re-open for business on Thursday, 8th April 2021 and will provide the following limited services until further notice.

  • Biometrics collection for Biometric Instruction Letter holders only
  • Return of decision envelopes to applicants. Your decision envelope will be returned to you via the courier service offered by the VAC. Collection of decision envelopes in-person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice. Please refer to the “Service and Service Charge Schedule” page of this website for further information on courier services offered by the VAC.
  • Permanent Resident Travel Document intake (via post/courier only). Submission of PRTD applications in person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice.
  • Submission of passport upon receipt of passport request letter from IRCC (via post/courier only). Submission of passport in person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice.

The Opening Hours of the VAC will be as follows, until further notice:

  • Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 15:00

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the VAC may be implementing additional measures to ensure health and safety of applicants.

Recife

The Visa Application Centre in Recife will re-open for business on Monday, 5th April 2021 and will provide the following limited services until further notice.

  • Biometrics collection for Biometric Instruction Letter holders only
  • Return of decision envelopes to applicants. Your decision envelope will be returned to you via the courier service offered by the VAC. Collection of decision envelopes in-person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice. Please refer to the “Service and Service Charge Schedule” page of this website for further information on courier services offered by the VAC.
  • Permanent Resident Travel Document intake (via post/courier only). Submission of PRTD applications in person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice.
  • Submission of passport upon receipt of passport request letter from IRCC (via post/courier only). Submission of passport in person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice.

    The Opening Hours of the VAC will be as follows, until further notice:

  • Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 15:00

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the VAC may be implementing additional measures to ensure health and safety of applicants.

important information
  • Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, all passports will 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 be available from 23 March 2020 until further notice.

  • Important Update: New service charges come into effect on Sunday, 1 November 2020. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • IMPORTANT

    Following Ministerial Instructions issued by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on April 9, April 29, May 19, June 9, July 1, October 1, 2020 applicants can no longer submit an application for temporary residence in paper at the VAC. New Ministerial Instructions issued on February 1, 2021 have extended this measure until September 30, 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 July 1, 2020, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship 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.

  • For important updates regarding validity of you Biometric Instruction Letters, please visit:https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/biometrics.html

    Please note that VFS does not have information about the status of an application that has been submitted online or being processed at the Visa Office. If you require information about the status of your application, please contact IRCC directly by completing the Web Form https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/web-form.asp

    Additional information can be found on IRCCs Covid-19 page https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19.html

  • Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, all passports will 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 31 July 2020.

  • We may experience disruptions and delays due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please continue to visit this website for further updates and consult the IRCC website for special measures in relation to coronavirus.
  • Important Update: New service charges come into effect on 02 March 2020. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • Important notice : Canada Visa Applicants may please note that the VACs are experiencing technical issues with the visa application forms. Applicants are requested to use Acrobat Reader XI- 11.0.09 version to fill up the form, validate and print the 2D Barcode form. You might be requested to re-fill the form at the internet kiosk in the centre, if the barcode page is not scan able.
  • 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. 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 via the website, you should reach out to our Contact Center and/or VAC directly. For more information on how to contact us, please refer to our Contact page
  • Effective 03 November 2018, prior appointment is mandatory for Biometric Enrolment at all the Canada Visa Application Centres (CVAC) in Brazil. Depending on your nationality, you may already need to give biometrics.
  • Since July 31, 2018 – applicants from Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Starting December 31, 2018 – applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas
  • To find out if you need to give biometrics, please visit  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/biometrics.asp
  • Please note that appointments are mandatory in order to enroll biometrics at the Visa Application Centre. A planned visit with a preferred time slot at the Visa Application Centre guarantees prompt service thus eliminating longer waiting time resulting in inconvenience.
  • Applicants requesting emergency appointments for the purpose of biometric collection may do so provided suitable proof of the emergency is presented at the time of the appointment. Suitable proof may include a note or other documentation from an official. Please note that this proof only needs to be presented and will not be collected by the VAC, and that this will provide an emergency biometric appointment but not affect IRCC’s processing time for the application. For any further information or questions, the Contact Centre is able to assist with any inquiries.
  • Please click here to Schedule an Appointment

    Please note, for the sole purpose of scheduling an appointment, TT Services will collect Personal Information from you. A consent form will be required authorizing the same.

  • All applicants are requested to provide the latest version of the application forms and applicable checklist available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website. Please click here to Find Form and Guides

  • The Electronic Travel authorization (eTA) from IRCC is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals (apart from U.S. citizens and other specified exempt travelers) travelling to Canada by air. The online application is available at www.Canada.ca/eTA

  • The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of IRCC.

    All applications will be assessed in accordance with Canada’s immigration visa rules and guidelines. The Canada Visa Application Centre has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.

  • All applicants are requested to provide the latest version of the application forms and applicable checklist available in IRCC website. Please click here to Find Form and Guides
  • The Electronic Travel authorization (eTA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals (apart from U.S. citizens and other specified exempt travelers) travelling to Canada by air. The online application is available at www.Canada.ca/eTA
  • 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. CVAC has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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Passport

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Mandatory Consent Form

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Biometrics

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Service and Service Charge Schedule
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TRACK YOUR APPLICATION

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