Find a visa application centre

Visa application centres (VACs) accept applications for study permits, work permits, visitor visas (temporary resident visa), and travel documents for permanent residents.

VACs DO NOT accept applications for Immigration, Express Entry, Authorization to Return to Canada, Temporary Resident Permits, Rehabilitation and Voluntary Renunciation of Permanent Resident Status.

Find out if you need to give biometrics, and find biometric collection service points.

VACs can:

  • answer questions in local languages and make sure that applications are complete
  • transmit application documents and passports to the visa office securely
  • return passport and decision documents securely
  • offer a tracking service
  • schedule interviews and provide application photographs and photocopies for a fee
  • provide access to a computer to apply online
  • collect biometrics (fingerprints and photograph)

List of visa application centres

Visa application centres
City Country/Territory VAC website
Abidjan Ivory Coast Ivory Coast VAC
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates VAC
Abuja Nigeria Nigeria VAC
Accra Ghana Ghana VAC
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Ethiopia VAC
Ahmedabad India India VAC
Al Khobar Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VAC
Algiers Algeria Algeria VAC
Almaty Kazakhstan Kazakhstan VAC
Amman Jordan Jordan VAC
Ankara Turkey Turkey VAC
Asunción Paraguay Paraguay VAC
Auckland New Zealand New Zealand VAC
Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan VAC
Bamako Mali Mali VAC
Bangalore India India VAC
Bangkok Thailande Thailande VAC
Beijing China China VAC
Beirut Lebanon Lebanon VAC
Belgrade Serbia Serbia VAC
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan VAC
Bogota Colombia Colombia VAC
Brasilia Brazil Brazil VAC
Bucharest Romania Romania VAC
Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina VAC
Cairo Egypt Egypt VAC
Caracas Venezuela Venezuela VAC
Cebu Philippines Philippines VAC
Chandigarh India India VAC
Chengdu China China VAC
Chennai India India VAC
Chisinau Moldova Moldova VAC
Chittagong Bangladesh Bangladesh VAC
Chongqing China China VAC
Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka VAC
Conakry Guinea Guinea VAC
Dakar Senegal Senegal VAC
Dar-es-Salam Tanzania Tanzania VAC
Dhaka Bangladesh Bangladesh VAC
Doha Qatar Qatar VAC
Dubai United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates VAC
Dushanbe Tajikistan Tajikistan VAC
Düsseldorf Germany Germany VAC
Erbil Iraq Iraq VAC
Georgetown Guyana Guyana VAC
Guangzhou China China VAC
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala VAC
Hangzhou China China VAC
Hanoi Vietnam Vietnam VAC
Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe VAC
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Vietnam VAC
Hyderabad India India VAC
Islamabad Pakistan Pakistan VAC
Istanbul Turkey Turkey VAC
Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia VAC
Jalandhar India India VAC
Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VAC
Jinan China China VAC
Kampala Uganda Uganda VAC
Karachi Pakistan Pakistan VAC
Kathmandu Nepal Nepal VAC
Kingston Jamaica Jamaica VAC
Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo VAC
Kolkata India India VAC
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia VAC
Kunming China China VAC
Kuwait City Kuwait Kuwait VAC
Kyiv Ukraine Ukraine VAC
La Paz Bolivia Bolivia VAC
Lagos Nigeria Nigeria VAC
Lahore Pakistan Pakistan VAC
Lima Peru Peru VAC
London United Kingdom United Kingdom VAC
Los Angeles United States United States VAC
Lviv Ukraine Ukraine VAC
Madrid Spain Spain VAC
Makati city Philippines Philippines VAC
Managua Nicaragua Nicaragua VAC
Medellín Colombia Colombia VAC
Mexico Mexico Mexico VAC
Montego Bay Jamaica Jamaica VAC
Montevideo Uruguay Uruguay VAC
Moscow Russia Russia VAC
Mumbai India India VAC
Muscat Oman Oman VAC
Nairobi Kenya Kenya VAC
Nanjing China China VAC
New Delhi India India VAC
New York United States United States VAC
Niamey Niger Niger VAC
North Point Hong Kong Hong Kong VAC
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Burkina Faso VAC
Panama City Panama Panama VAC
Paris France France VAC
Perth Australia Australia VAC
Pétionville Haiti Haiti VAC
Phnom Penh Cambodia Cambodia VAC
Podgorica Montenegro Montenegro VAC
Port Louis Mauritius Mauritius VAC
Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago VAC
Pretoria South Africa South Africa VAC
Pristina Kosovo Kosovo VAC
Pune India India VAC
Quito Ecuador Ecuador VAC
Rabat Morocco Morocco VAC
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil VAC
Riyadh Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VAC
Rome Italy Italy VAC
San Jose Costa Rica Costa Rica VAC
San Salvador El Salvador El Salvador VAC
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Dominican Republic VAC
Sao Paulo Brazil Brazil VAC
Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina VAC
Seoul South Korea South Korea VAC
Shanghai China China VAC
Shenyang China China VAC
Singapore Singapore Singapore VAC
Skopje Macedonia Macedonia VAC
Sofia Bulgaria Bulgaria VAC
St. Petersburg Russia Russia VAC
Surabaya Indonesia Indonesia VAC
Suva Fiji Fiji VAC
Sydney Australia Australia VAC
Sylhet Bangladesh Bangladesh VAC
Taipei Taiwan Taiwan VAC
Tbilisi Georgia Georgia VAC
Tegucigalpa Honduras Honduras VAC
Tirana Albania Albania VAC
Tokyo Japan Japan VAC
Tunis Tunisia Tunisia VAC
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Mongolia VAC
Vladivostok Russia Russia VAC
Warsaw Poland Poland VAC
Wuhan China China VAC
Yangon (Rangoon) Burma (Myanmar) Burma (Myanmar) VAC
Yaoundé Cameroon Cameroon VAC
Yerevan Armenia Armenia VAC

Your information and privacy are protected

  • VACs do not play a role in the decision-making process and are expressly forbidden to provide any visa-related advice to applicants.
  • All decisions on applications are made by Canadian visa officers at the visa office.
  • VACs do not represent the Government of Canada. VACs are managed by private companies or international organizations. They are only authorized to provide specific services to applicants under the terms of a formal agreement with IRCC.
  • Protection of personal information is a primary consideration for the Government of Canada when choosing any service provider such as a VAC. Each VAC must protect personal information. Any failure to comply with the terms of the formal agreement signed between the GoC and the service provider could result in the cancellation of the agreement.
  • If you suspect that your privacy may have been breached, you are encouraged to notify the Visa Office responsible for processing your application.
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