Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, all passports will only be returned using the courier services offered by the Visa Application Centers.
The Visa Application Center 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 1 November 2020 until further notice during which time, the 10% discounted price for courier services will be PAB 16.03
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
Additional information can be found on IRCCs Covid-19 page https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19.html
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:
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.
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: