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Submit Your Application In Person

Important: If a completed and signed TT Services Consent Form is not included with your application or passport submission, we will NOT be able to assist you and your application will be pending until the TT Services Consent Form is completed and submitted. We will attempt to contact you three times over ten business days to obtain the TT Services Consent Form, however if it is not received after these attempts your submission will be returned to you.

Important Note: Effective 03 November 2018, prior appointment is mandatory for Biometric Enrolment at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Uruguay. 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.

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

The criteria for an emergency biometric appointment is as follows:

  • Death of an immediate family member residing in Canada
  • Critically ill immediate family member residing in Canada

An immediate family member is defined as a

  • spouse or common-law partner
  • dependent child
  • dependent child of a dependent child
  • parent or step-parent
  • guardian or tutor

Applicants requesting emergency appointments for the purpose of biometric collection must provide proof of emergency (any one of the following) at the time of attending an appointment at the VAC

  • Death/Medical Certificate
  • Letter from Medical Officer/Unit
  • Letter from Funeral Home

Please note the VAC will report all applicants to IRCC who do not present the required proof of emergency at the time of attending an emergency appointment at the VAC. IRCC may take this into consideration when reviewing the application.

An emergency biometric appointment does not affect IRCC’s processing times for the application or the outcome.

Please note that emergency biometric appointments cannot be scheduled using the online appointment system. To schedule an emergency biometric appointment, please do so by calling the VAC Contact Centre or by visiting the VAC in person.

Please click here to Schedule an Appointment

Temporary resident visa, study and work permit applicants only need to give biometrics once every 10 years

  • However, permanent residence applicants will need to submit biometrics with each application.
  • If you have applied for a temporary resident visa, study or work permit in the past and are unsure if or when biometrics have been provided, please refer to the IRCC website (Canada.gc.ca/biometrics), and “Find out if your biometrics are still valid
  • Refer to the IRCC website for a list of countries that require visas for temporary residents: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html
  • For the purposes of biometric collection, nationality is based on the nationality you have declared in question number 6 (*Citizenship) on the IRCC application form.
  • It is advised that you keep your hands henna-free at the time of your Biometric Appointment to ensure unimpeded biometric enrollment. Non-compliant applicants will be asked to visit the Visa Application Centre with a fresh appointment after 30 calendar days. Kindly adhere to this requirement to avoid delays and multiple visits to the centre

Two ways of submitting visa application to Canada

  1. Paper Application
  2. E-Application

Paper Application

Step 1

Read complete information on visa/permit requirements on the IRCC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit.

Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

Step 2

Fill out the application form electronically. Completed Forms (including the barcoded sheets) are to be printed on a white, bond quality, non-glossy paper, using a laser printer.

Please ensure that the 2D barcode is printed clearly and on high quality paper. Downloaded and hand-written forms will not be accepted.

If you are unable to complete a paper application and require assistance to do so, you can avail TT Services’ chargeable Assisted Service – Paper Application, at the Visa Application Centre. Service is available for both biometric and non-biometric applicants.

You will be required to complete a Visa Application Centre consent form for Assisted Service – Paper Application.

Using the centre’s self-service workstation, the staff will provide assistance in filling out the paper application form by transcribing your responses and entering the data accordingly. Applicants are requested to check the accuracy of the transcribed data before signing the application form.

If you prefer to fill out the form at the Visa Application Centre, our self-service workstation is available at an hourly charge.

Please visit the Additional Service page for more information.

Fill out the application forms and other relevant documents.

Step 3

Complete supporting documents as per the IRCC document checklist relevant to the visa category

If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the official IRCC document checklist, you are required to fill out and sign a waiver form and attach it with your application. Please note, failure to provide the requested documents as stated in the IRCC document checklist may result in additional delays or refusal of your application for a visa, permit or travel document.

Read the Privacy Policy, fill out the TT Services Consent Form and attach it with your application.

Important: If a completed and signed TT Services consent form is not included with the application, we will NOT be able to assist you, and your application will be returned.

Step 4

Pay the Government of Canada Fee and biometric fee (if required) as per instructions on the IRCC website Pay your fees.

Step 5

Pay the TT Services Service fee via bank deposit at CITIBANK headquarters (located at the corner of Misiones and Cerrito ) in local currency to the IOM account: 0024871.002.or at any branch of ABITAB, mentioning you want to make a payment to IOM. (In both cases you must know, beforehand, the amount to deposit as they do not know it.)

Step 6

If you are NOT REQUIRED to submit biometrics, visit your local Canada Visa Application Centre along with your passport, photographs, completed forms, the Government of Canada Fee, and all the supporting documents prelisted in the IRCC document checklist. Applicable Visa Application Centre service charges for package transmission and Assisted Service – Paper Application will be charged to you at the time of the application submission.

If you are REQUIRED to submit biometrics, prior appointment is mandatory for biometric enrolment.

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.

Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the biometric fee of CAD85 covers the Canada Visa Application Centre service charge for Package Transmission. Charges for additional services are not included

Step 7

On your appointment date (if applicable), please arrive at the Visa Application Centre with the appointment letter 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Please bring your completed and printed application forms, supporting documents, Government of Canada fee payment receipt, original passport and two copies of the passport bio data page.

If you are not required to submit biometrics, please visit the Visa Application Centre during business hours.

Once you are at the Canada Visa Application Centre, your application and biometric (if applicable) will be collected. Pay the applicable Visa Application Centre service charges and obtain a receipt. This receipt contains your unique tracking number which you will need to track the progress of your application online.

Important Note: If you need to provide biometrics, your CAD85 biometric fee covers the Canada Visa Application Centre service charge for application handling.

E-Application

Important Note: Effective 03 November 2018, prior appointment is mandatory for Biometric Enrolment at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Uruguay. 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.

The criteria for an emergency biometric appointment is as follows:

  • Death of an immediate family member residing in Canada
  • Critically ill immediate family member residing in Canada

An immediate family member is defined as a

  • spouse or common-law partner
  • dependent child
  • dependent child of a dependent child
  • parent or step-parent
  • guardian or tutor

Applicants requesting emergency appointments for the purpose of biometric collection must provide proof of emergency (any one of the following) at the time of attending an appointment at the VAC

  • Death/Medical Certificate
  • Letter from Medical Officer/Unit
  • Letter from Funeral Home

Please note the VAC will report all applicants to IRCC who do not present the required proof of emergency at the time of attending an emergency appointment at the VAC. IRCC may take this into consideration when reviewing the application.

An emergency biometric appointment does not affect IRCC’s processing times for the application or the outcome.

Please note that emergency biometric appointments cannot be scheduled using the online appointment system. To schedule an emergency biometric appointment, please do so by calling the VAC Contact Centre or by visiting the VAC in person.

Please click here to Schedule an Appointment

It is advised that you keep your hands henna-free at the time of your Biometric Appointment to ensure unimpeded biometric enrollment. Non-compliant applicants will be asked to visit the Visa Application Centre with a fresh appointment after 30 calendar days. Kindly adhere to this requirement to avoid delays and multiple visits to the centre

Step 1

Complete instructions on how to submit a visa application via E-Application can be found on the IRCC website “Apply Online”.

Applicants who are REQUIRED to submit biometrics after successfully submitting an E-Application will receive a notification in a form of a Biometric Instruction Letter (BIL). Upon receipt of the BIL, you will be required to visit the Visa Application Centre to submit biometrics.

Step 2

If you are REQUIRED to submit biometrics, effective 31 December 2018 prior appointment is mandatory for biometric enrolment.

Once an appointment is scheduled, an appointment letter will be generated along with a reference number.

The appointment letter will provide details of the date, time and location of the appointment, along with other relevant information regarding security at the centre, additional services, etc.

If you are NOT REQUIRED to submit biometrics, please wait for a decision of your application and check your MyCIC account for further instructions.

Step 3

On the date of your appointment (if applicable) please arrive at the centre 15 minutes prior to your appointed time.

Please bring your original passport, appointment letter, and Biometric Instruction Letter.

Upon completion of biometric enrolment, you will be provided a receipt confirming the same.

Step 4

Once a decision has been taken on your visa application, you will be notified via email to submit your passport through a Passport Request Letter. If you are unsure of emails from IRCC getting delivered to you, please check your my CIC account periodically for updates.

Upon receipt of the Passport Request Letter, please submit your original passport, along with the Passport Request Letter, at the Visa Application Centre.

For complete guidance on how to submit your passport and other documents, please click here.

Mail Your Application

Important: If a completed and signed TT Services Consent Form is not included with your application or passport submission, we will NOT be able to assist you and your application will be pending until the TT Services Consent Form is completed and submitted. We will attempt to contact you three times over ten business days to obtain the TT Services Consent Form, however if it is not received after these attempts your submission will be returned to you.

Read the complete information on  visa/permit requirements on the IRCC website and download the application form and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit. Please refer to the “VISA TYPES” page to obtain details on visa/permit categories.

Important Note:

Effective 03 November 2018, prior appointment is mandatory for Biometric Enrolment at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Uruguay. 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.

If you opt to Mail-In your application, please ensure that the Application package includes:

  1. Completed applicable forms
  2. Checklist
  3. Supporting documents and a copy of the passport bio data page
  4. Proof of payment for Government of Canada Fee and biometric fee (if required)
  5. Visa Application Centre service charge in the form of a bank deposit.
  6. It is advised that you keep your hands henna-free at the time of your Biometric Appointment to ensure unimpeded biometric enrollment. Non-compliant applicants will be asked to visit the Visa Application Centre with a fresh appointment after 30 calendar days. Kindly adhere to this requirement to avoid delays and multiple visits to the centre.
  7. If you are mailing in your application package to a Visa Application Centre, please use the biometric validity tool to check if you are required to enroll biometrics at a VAC (Click here ).
  8. Once you receive a notification to enroll biometrics, please ensure you schedule and appear for an appointment within 10 working days at the same VAC where you have mailed your application

Step 1 :

Read complete information on visa/permit requirements on the IRCC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit. Please refer to the “Prepare Your Application” page to obtain details on visas/permits

Step 2 :

Fill out the application form electronically. Completed forms (including the barcoded sheets) are to be printed on a white non-glossy quality bond paper using a laser jet printer. Please ensure that 2D barcode is clearly printed and on high quality paper. Downloaded and hand-written forms will not be accepted.

Fill out the application forms and other relevant documents.

If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the official IRCC document checklist, you are required to fill out and sign the waiver form and attach it with your application form. Please note, failure to provide the requested documents as stated in the IRCC document checklist may result in additional delays or refusal of your application for a visa, permit or travel document.

It is recommended that you provide supporting documents as listed on the official IRCC document checklist, failure to do so may result in additional delays or refusal of your Visa, Permit, or Travel Document application.

If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the checklist, you are required to fill out and sign the waiver form and attach it to your application.

Step 3 :

Read the Privacy Policy, fill out the TT Services Consent Form and attach it with your application form.

Important: If a completed and signed TT Services consent form is not included with the application, we will NOT be able to assist you, and your application will be pending until the TT Services Consent Form is completed and submitted.

Read the privacy policy and fill out the TT Services Consent Form and attach it with your application form.

Step 4 :

Pay the Government of Canada and biometric fees (if required) as instructed on the IRCC website Pay your fees

Step 5 :

Pay the TT Services Service fee at any branch of ABITAB, in local currency to the IOM. (Account Nbr: 0024871.002).

If you are NOT REQUIRED to submit biometrics, applicable Visa Application Centre service charges for package transmission and Assisted Service – Paper Application must be paid over and above the charges for any optional services availed at the Canada Visa Application Centre.

Important: If your application is received without the correct payment for Canada Visa Application Centre service charges, we will not be able to assist you and your application will be held pending until the Visa Application Centre service charges are paid.

Note: If you need to provide your biometrics, the biometric fee of CAD85 covers the Canada Visa Application Centre service charge for Package Transmission. Service charges for additional services are not covered.

For the complete list of Visa Application Centre service charges, please check Service Charge and Service Schedule

Step 6 :

Arrange forms and documents according to the IRCC checklist.

Step 7 :

Complete and sign the Canada Visa Application Centre Mail-in Application Checklist, Ensure you include it along with the application(s).

Step 8 :

Choose if you would prefer to have your processed documents sent to you via courier, or returned to the Visa Application Centre to be picked up by you or an authorized representative.

Document collection or delivery after processing of your application by the Canadian Visa Office:

  1. If you have opted for the collection of your documents in person or through an authorized representative, you will receive an email notification advising you to collect your documents from the Canada Visa Application Centre.
  2. If you are availing of our courier service your passport will be delivered to your preferred address, Please ensure you clearly indicate the delivery address in your application package. Please note, this service carries an additional charge. To know more, visit Canada Visa Information - Uruguay - Services and Service Charge Schedule

Step 9 :

Mail in or courier the completed and signed application forms and supporting documents as per checklists, along with a copy of your valid passport, recent photographs, confirmation of the Government of Canada Fee payment, biometrics fee (if applicable) and TT Services service fee charges via bank deposit

Place all in a sealed envelope and send to

CENTRO DE SOLICITUDES DE VISAS CANADIENSE-

Organización Internacional para las Migraciones — Montevideo

Plaza Independencia 831 Office 508.

Step 10 :

Track your delivery with the postal or courier company used to submit your application(s) to the Canada Visa Application Centre

Step 11 :

You will receive an email notification containing your application tracking ID from the Canada Visa Application Centre within two (2) working days of the receipt of your application.

Process at the Canada Visa Application Centre for Mail-in applications

  • On receipt of the Mail-in application at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC), the application will be recorded on the TT Services portal, and a tracking and reference number will be generated for the application.
  • An auto-email will be triggered, providing a reference and tracking number for the application, or for insufficiency in the application pack, if any. If no email address is provided, you will be contacted via the phone number provided.
  • 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. You can schedule an appointment here.
  • Once an appointment is scheduled, an appointment letter will be generated along with a reference number.
  • Incomplete or deficient applications will be kept pending, and you will need to submit the missing details/documents within 10 working days. If you fail to complete the application within 10 days, the application package will be returned

If the deficiency pertains to an incorrect application form or details therein, you will have the option to send a correct and completed application form, or avail the additional service at the Visa Application Centre for Assisted Service– Paper Application, or complete the form using the self-service workstation.

For complete details please check Additional Services offered at the Visa Application Centre.

If the deficiency pertains to Government of Canada fee payment or biometrics fee (if applicable) you have the option to mail-in the correct Government of Canada fee and biometrics fee confirmation receipt generated from the IRCC payment portal to the Visa Application Centre

If the deficiency pertains to Canada Visa Application Centre service charges and additional service charges, you will have the option to mail-in the correct fee Canada Visa Application Centre e payment in the form of a bank deposit.

If biometrics is not required, you can either visit the centre or mail-in the Visa Application Centre fee payment in the form of a bank deposit.

For complete instructions on how to pay the Visa Application Centre service charge, please check Service and Service Charge Schedule

Submit Passport And Other Documents

If you have received a notification from the Government of Canada requesting your passport, you have either:

  1. Applied online as E-app or;
  2. You are a Permanent Resident applicant whose application has been finalized and now requires the passport to be submitted. Your additional documents and/or passport, along with the request letter issued by the IRCC Office may be submitted through the Canada Visa Application Centre of your choice.
    • You go to the same Canada Visa Application Centre where you initially submitted your biometrics AND have not previously submitted additional documents and/or passport to support your current application through that Canada Visa Application Centre.

Information about the “Package Transmission” service charge is here. Please note that the VFS Consent Form must always be provided when using VAC services.

Important Note: If you mail-in your additional documents and/or passport at the Canada Visa Application Centre without the applicable “Package Transmission” service charge (see above) and/or the VFS Consent Form, this will be considered an incomplete mail-in package. You will need to submit the missing Package Transmission service charge within 10 working days. Failure to receive the Package Transmission service charges within 10 working days will result in the package being returned to you.

You can submit your passport:

  • In person – Bring your original passport, along with the passport request letter to the Visa Application Centre (VAC). Submitting your passport at the VAC can entail a service charge for Package Transmission (see above).
  • Through an authorized representative – Send in your original passport, along with the pre-printed passport request letter and a duly filled VFS Global Consent Form for the authorized representative, to the VAC. Submitting your passport at the VAC can entail a service charge for Package Transmission (see above).
  • Mail-in – Send in your passport, your passport request letter, the applicable VAC fees, the VFS Consent Form and your contact information, including your email, phone number and return address to the VAC. Submitting your passport at the VAC can entail a service charge for Package Transmission (see above). This should be paid in the form of a Bank Draft made payable to “Visa Rep Services”. Please note that the courier service fee for the return of passports is separate from the Package Transmission fee.

For complete details on VAC service charges, please check Service and Service Charge Schedule

You can submit your passport:

  • In person – Bring your original passport, along with the passport request letter, to the Visa Application Centre (VAC).Submitting your passport at the Visa Application Centre entails a service charge of package transmission fee.
  • Through an authorized representative Send in your original passport, along with the pre-printed passport request letter and a duly filled TT Services Consent Form for the authorized representative, to the Visa Application Centre. Submitting your passport at the Visa Application Centre entails a service charge of package transmission fee.
  • Mail-in Send your passport, along with the passport request letter, to the Visa Application Centre. Submitting your passport at the Visa Application Centre entails a service charge of package transmission fee. This should be paid in the form of a bank deposit Please note courier service fee for return of passport is separate from package transmission fee.
  • For complete details on Visa Application Centre service charges please check Service and Service Charge Schedule

Important Note:

In the case of a Permanent Resident applicant whose application has been finalized and who has been instructed to submit his/her passport, a photograph as per required specifications, and a completed Appendix B might be requested as well. Please check the instructions sent to you for complete information and guidance. Submitting your passport at the Visa Application Centre entails a service charge of package transmission fee.

Please click here for photograph specification as required by IRCC.

Upon completion of the passport submission process you will be provided a receipt in the form of an Invoice-cum-Receipt (ICR), indicating the total amount paid based on additional services availed at the Visa Application Centre. ICR will likewise contain the application reference number and tracking number which can be used to track the application online

In the case of Mail-in passports, ICR will be inserted in the return decision envelope.

Upon return of the passport from the Canada Visa Office to the Visa Application Centre, applicant may either:

  • Collect the passport in person at the Canada Visa Application Centre. Bring a valid ID and the receipt issued at the Canada Visa Application Centre at the time of submission.
  • Authorize someone on your behalf to collect the passport. To do so please complete the TT Services Consent Form and ensure that the authorized person brings along valid government issued identification for him/herself and the applicant, along with the receipt issued at the Canada Visa Application Centre at the time of submission.
  • Have your passport delivered to your preferred location. Please check Additional Services offered at the Visa Application Centre for applicant convenience.