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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The Visa Application Centre in New York will re-open for business on Monday, 20 July 2020 and will provide the following limited services 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:
Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the VAC may be implementing additional measures to ensure health and safety of applicants.
Please visit the link below for details on travel restrictions currently in place for New York. Applicants are advised to plan their visit to the Canada VAC in New York accordingly. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-individuals-traveling-new-york-10-additional-states-will-be-required
Canada Visa Application Centres in Los Angeles will remain closed until further notice due to Covid-19. Please visit this website for further updates.
Important Update : Following the Mayor of Los Angeles “Safer at Home” and the Governor of California “Shelter in Place” orders, please note that the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles is currently providing essential services only. Please check the Special measures to help temporary and permanent residents and applicants affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID‑19) implemented in IRCC in the meantime to answer your questions, and continue to check the VFS Visa application Centre website for updates on resumption of their services.
In the current circumstances, please note as well that IRCC will not refuse your application if you cannot complete the next step due to the novel coronavirus and that extensions were automatically given as per the Special measures. As this extension is automatic, you will no be sent an updated letter and you should not write to the visa office to request an extension or to request confirmation as we have insufficient resources available at the present time to respond to this type of inquiry.
If you receive an email from IRCC requesting to send your passport at the Visa Application Centre in Los Angeles and need to submit for urgent reasons, please click here to receive instructions from the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles.
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 more updates, we request our customers to check our website (www.vfsglobal.com) or the Embassy/Consulate website.
Following Ministerial Instructions issued by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada on 09 April, 29 April, 19 May, 09 June and 01 July 2020 applicants can no longer submit an application for temporary residence in paper at the VAC. New Ministerial Instructions issued on 01 July 2020 have extended this measure until 30 September 2020. All 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 on or after 10 April 2020, your application will be returned to you.
Please note that as of 01 July 2020, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada has also 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.
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