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Service and Service Charge Schedule

Service Charges effective 09 January 2020

All applicants presenting visa or permit applications at the Canada Visa Application Centre, in person or by courier, must include the service charge(s) for application handling. All applications paid at the Canada Visa Application Centers must also include the Government of Canada fees.

Important Note:

  • All applicants (in person or by courier/mail) who are submitting paper applications (with or without biometrics) will need to pay the Assisted Service – Paper Application fee. In addition, all applicants except those who must submit their Biometrics, will also need to pay the Package Transmission fee.
  • If you need to provide your biometrics, the biometric fee of CAD $85 (per person) / CAD $170 (for a family of 2 or more)/ CAD $255 (for a group of performing artists of 3 or more) covers the CVAC service charge for one (1) Package Transmission, with the exception of the following instances:
  • For any subsequent submissions of passport and/or documents after the initial package transmission, applicants will be required to pay the Package Transmission fee every time this request is made through the VAC.
  • Applicants who submit their passport or documents at a different VAC from the one where they initially provided biometrics, Package Transmission fees will apply.
  • If no package is transmitted at the time of biometric enrolment (when the application has been submitted online), the initial package transmission is included in the fee of CAD $85 for biometric enrolment and package transmission.
  • If you do not need to provide biometrics and you are submitting your passport or documents at the VAC, the Package Transmission fee will apply to each package.

Service Charges for Services offered at the VAC:

SERVICE PRICE (PER APPLICANT) AMOUNT IN CAD (INCLUDING VAT) AMOUNT IN DOP. (INCLUDING VAT)
Package Transmission (per package)  $18.55  760.55
Assisted Service – Paper Application (per application)  $19.53  800.73
Assisted Service – Online Forms ( per form)  $13.08  536.28
Assisted Service – Scanning ( per page)  $0.26 10.66
Self Service Workstation ( per hour) $5.00   205.00
One-Way Courier Service (per package)  $24.48  1003.68
Short Message Service (SMS) or mobile phone application  $2.75 112.75
Photocopying ( per page)  $0.41  16.81
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant photography  $13.60  557.6
Printing (per page)   $0.41 16.81

For complete details on the Additional Services offered at the Canada Visa Application Centre please click here

Applicants who have opted to use our self-assisted services are requested to carry their own USB/pen drives.

Please Note: The wait time at the self-assisted workstation will depend on the number of visitors for the day.

Please ensure you take your USB/pen drive back with you after the appointment, as it may contain important information. As per IRCC's guidelines, we are not permitted to retain any Personally Identifiable Information. If a device is left behind, a notification will be sent to you. If we do not receive a revert in two days, the device will be destroyed.

How to pay Government of Canada Fee

  • Online by visiting the IRCC website. The website provides a fee list, and steps on how to make the payment. Pay your fees online through  IRCC website 

  • For any refund of fees paid to the Government of Canada, Please Click here to request a Refund

How to pay Canada Visa Application Centre service charges and optional service charges:

  • For applications being submitted in person or through an authorized representative, the charge must be paid in cash at the Canada Visa Application Centre in The Dominican Republic in local currency Dominican pesos DOP .
  • If you are submitting Mail in application Canada Visa Application Centre service charges must only be paid via a bank deposit in Dominican Pesos (DOP$). Please note that check payment is not accepted as a correct mode of payment.

    1. If sending your application by post, please do not forget to enclose the return courier envelope to have your passport sent back to you by secure courier.
    2. Please remember to send payment confirmation (payment in DOP$) as part of your application along with your up to date contact details (Phone Number and Email Address)
    3. Please note that depositing payment doesn’t mean we have received funds. Applications will be processed after payment confirmation is reflected in bank. Application will not be processed unless correct fee is paid.

    Below are the Bank account details –

    BANK ACCOUNT BENEFICIARY: VFS Dominicana, SRL
    BANK NAME: Scotiabank
    ACCOUNT TYPE: Local Currency (Checking Account – DOP$)
    ACCOUNT NO: 70755000016592