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

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  • New York

    Re-opening for VAC in New York: 23rd March 2021

      Effective 19th July 2021, the Opening Hours of the VAC in New York will be as follows, until further notice:

      Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:00 – 17:00

      The VAC 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. To request your approved 2 Way courier from New York VAC, send an email to VFSShippinglabels@vfsglobal.com
    • Paper Applications are not accepted in person/mail at the VAC until further notice.
    • Use the link under “Submit passport and other documents” for instructions on how to send your passport by mail to the CVAC using CVAC approved courier service
    • In-person appointment scheduling at the VAC (effective 27th September 2021)
    • In-person information services at VAC (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Assisted services – online forms (eTA) (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Self-Service Workstation (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Printing (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Assisted Service-Scanning (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Photocopying (effective 27th September 2021)
    • In-person appointment scheduling at the VAC (effective 27th September 2021)
    • In-person information services at VAC (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Assisted services – online forms (eTA) (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Self-Service Workstation (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Printing (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Assisted Service-Scanning (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Photocopying (effective 27th September 2021)
    • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant photography (effective 27th September 2021)
    • SMS (effective 27th September 2021)
    • The services listed above may be subject to change at short notice due to COVID-19 measures.

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

  • Los Angeles

    Re-opening for VAC in Los Angeles: 22nd March 2021

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

      Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 09:00 hrs – 15:00 hrs

      The VAC will provide the following limited services until further notice.

    • Biometrics collection for Biometric Instruction Letter holders only. An appointment will be required
    • Paper Applications are not accepted in person/mail at the VAC until further notice.
    • Use the link under “Submit passport and other documents” for instructions on how to send your passport by mail to the CVAC using CVAC approved courier service
    • 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. To request your approved 2 Way courier from Los Angeles VAC, send an email to shippinglabelsla@vfsglobal.com
    • 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.
    • SMS
    • In-person appointment scheduling at the VAC (effective 27th September 2021)
    • In-person information services at VAC (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Assisted services – online forms (eTA) (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Self-Service Workstation (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Printing (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Assisted Service-Scanning (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Photocopying (effective 27th September 2021)
    • In-person appointment scheduling at the VAC (effective 27th September 2021)
    • In-person information services at VAC (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Assisted services – online forms (eTA) (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Self-Service Workstation (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Printing (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Assisted Service-Scanning (effective 27th September 2021)
    • Photocopying (effective 27th September 2021)
    • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant photography (effective 27th September 2021)
    • The services listed above may be subject to change at short notice due to COVID-19 measures.

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

General Information

  • Starting on July 1st 2021, The VAC’s will no longer be accepting expired Biometrics Instructions letters and expired Passport Submission Request letters. If you were not able to provide your biometrics or submit your passport before the expiry date, kindly request IRCC for an extension by filling out the web form http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/web-form.asp
  • 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
  • Important Update. Please check the Special measures to help temporary and permanent residents and applicants affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID‑19) implemented in IRCC to answer your questions, and continue to check the VFS Visa application Centre website for updates on resumption of their services.

  • For Los Angeles : If you are a Permanent Resident of Canada, the immediate family member of a Canadian citizen, or you fall under one of the designated exceptional circumstances, and require a travel document, visa or permit to travel to Canada, please click here to receive instructions from the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles.

  • For New York : If you are a Permanent Resident of Canada currently in the United States without a valid PR card, please click here to receive instructions on how to apply for a travel document to return to Canada.
  • For more updates, we request our customers to check our website (www.vfsglobal.com) or the Embassy/Consulate website.

  • important information
    • New York

      New York State has updated their travel and quarantine requirements as of April 10, 2021. There is no longer any requirement to quarantine either for domestic or international travelers who are asymptomatic. As person exhibiting COIVD-19 symptoms must immediately quarantine upon arrival into New York State. Please update all websites accordingly. – All COVID-19 prevention protocols will be strictly enforced (wearing face mask, physical distancing, washing hands etc.)


    • San Francisco:

      The San Francisco Health Officer has lifted the Travel Quarantine requirements, although Non-Essential travel is still discouraged.

      When visiting the VAC, applicants will be required to:

      • Wear face masks fully covering nose and mouth
      • Maintain a distance of 6 feet between VAC staff and other applicants.
    • Important Update: TT Services proudly announces that 2 new Canada Visa Application Centres will be offering Biometrics enrolments in the USA. The new VACs are located in San Francisco, California and Seattle, Washington. These centres are scheduled to be temporary (1 year). Please note that the San Francisco and Seattle VACs will ONLY OFFER BIOMETRICS ENROLMENT SERVICES for customers who have already applied for a permit or visa and have received a Biometrics Instruction Letter from IRCC requesting the submission of their Biometrics. For any other required service, please contact the New York and Los Angeles Visa Application VACs
    • Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the Visa Application Centre is only accepting applications for biometrics exempt applicants via the two way courier service offered by the VAC.

      All passports will also 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 further notice.

      Documents and passports submitted using other courier vendor, other than the one offered by the VAC and pre-paid envelopes for the return of decision envelopes are not accepted at the VAC in New York and Los Angeles until further notice

      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 March 2020 until further notice

    • 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, September 29, 2020, and February 1, 2021, applicants can no longer submit an application for temporary residence in paper at the VAC. New Ministerial Instructions issued on September 1, 2021 have extended this measure until March 31, 2022 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.

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    Submit Passport and Other Documents

    Passport

    Have you been asked to submit your passport at the Visa Application Centre?

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    Mandatory Consent Form

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    Biometrics

    Just need to submit biometrics?
    Find out how to enroll your biometrics at one of the Canada Visa Application Centre's.

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    Service and Service Charge Schedule
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    TRACK YOUR APPLICATION

    TRACK YOUR APPLICATION

    If you have already submitted your application at the Visa application centre, to know the status of your application

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