Find a visa application centre

Visa application centres (VACs) are private companies that have formal contracts with the Government of Canada. They:

You can:

  • go to a VAC that isn’t in your country of residence
  • either call, email, or visit the VACs in person

VAC service and location changes

Visit your VAC’s website regularly to stay updated.

City Country/territory Website Biometrics Updates
Abidjan Ivory Coast Ivory Coast VAC By appointment or walk in None
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates VACs By appointment or walk in None
Abuja Nigeria Nigeria VACs By appointment or walk in None
Accra Ghana Ghana VAC By appointment or walk in None
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Ethiopia VAC By appointment or walk in None
Ahmedabad India India VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Al Khobar Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs By appointment or walk in None
Algiers Algeria Algeria VAC By appointment or walk in None
Almaty Kazakhstan Kazakhstan VAC By appointment or walk in None
Amman Jordan Jordan VAC By appointment or walk in None
Ankara Turkey Turkey VACs By appointment or walk in None
Asuncion Paraguay Paraguay VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Athens Greece Greece VAC By appointment or walk in None
Auckland New Zealand New Zealand VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan VAC By appointment or walk in None
Bamako Mali Mali VAC By appointment or walk in None
Bangalore India India VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Bangkok Thailand Thailand VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Beijing China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Beirut Lebanon Lebanon VAC By appointment or walk in None
Belgrade Serbia Serbia VAC By appointment or walk in None
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan VAC By appointment or walk in None
Bogota Colombia Colombia VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Brasilia Brazil Brazil VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Bucharest Romania Romania VAC By appointment or walk in None
Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Cairo Egypt Egypt VAC By appointment or walk in None
Caracas Venezuela Venezuela VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Cebu Philippines Philippines VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Chandigarh India India VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Chengdu China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Chennai India India VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Chisinau Moldova Moldova VAC By appointment or walk in None
Chittagong Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Chongqing China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Conakry Guinea Guinea VAC By appointment or walk in None
Dakar Senegal Senegal VAC By appointment or walk in None
Dar es Salaam Tanzania Tanzania VAC By appointment or walk in None
Dhaka Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Doha Qatar Qatar VAC By appointment or walk in None
Dubai United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates VACs By appointment or walk in None
Dushanbe Tajikistan Tajikistan VAC By appointment or walk in None
Düsseldorf Germany Germany VAC By appointment or walk in None
Erbil Iraq Iraq VAC By appointment or walk in None
Georgetown (Old) Closing soon Guyana Guyana VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: Unavailable
  • November 29, 2018: Closing date
  • November 1, 2018: Last day for application submission
  • November 2 to 29, 2018: Document or passport pick-up only
Georgetown (New) Opening soon Guyana Available November 2, 2018 By appointment only
  • November 2, 2018: Opening date
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Guangzhou China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Guatemala City Guatemala Guatemala VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Hangzhou China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Hanoi Vietnam Vietnam VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe VAC By appointment or walk in None
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Vietnam VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Hyderabad India India VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Islamabad Pakistan Pakistan VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Istanbul Turkey Turkey VACs By appointment or walk in None
Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Jalandhar India India VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs By appointment or walk in None
Jinan China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kampala Uganda Uganda VAC By appointment or walk in None
Karachi Pakistan Pakistan VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kathmandu Nepal Nepal VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kigali Rwanda Rwanda VAC By appointment or walk in None
Kingston (Old) Closing soon Jamaica Jamaica VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: Unavailable
  • November 29, 2018: Closing date
  • November 1, 2018: Last day for application submission
  • November 2 to 29, 2018: Document or passport pick-up only
Kingston (New) Opening soon Jamaica Available November 2, 2018 By appointment only
  • November 2, 2018: Opening date
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Kinshasa Democratic Rep. of Congo Democratic Rep. of Congo VAC By appointment or walk in None
Kolkata India India VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kunming China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kuwait City Kuwait Kuwait VAC By appointment or walk in None
Kyiv Ukraine Ukraine VACs By appointment or walk in None
La Paz Bolivia Bolivia VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Lagos Nigeria Nigeria VACs By appointment or walk in None
Lahore Pakistan Pakistan VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Lima Peru Peru VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
London United Kingdom United Kingdom VAC By appointment or walk in None
Los Angeles (Old) Closing soon United States United States VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: Unavailable
  • November 29, 2018: Closing date
  • November 1, 2018: Last day for application submission
  • November 2 to 29, 2018: Document or passport pick-up only
Los Angeles (New) Opening soon United States Available November 2, 2018 By appointment only
  • November 2, 2018: Opening date
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Lviv Ukraine Ukraine VACs By appointment or walk in None
Madrid Spain Spain VAC By appointment or walk in None
Managua Nicaragua Nicaragua VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Manila Philippines Philippines VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Medellin Colombia Colombia VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Mexico City Mexico Mexico VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Montego Bay (Old) Closing soon Jamaica Jamaica VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: Unavailable
  • November 29, 2018: Closing date
  • November 1, 2018: Last day for application submission
  • November 2 to 29, 2018: Document or passport pick-up only
Montego Bay (New) Opening soon Jamaica Available November 2, 2018 By appointment only
  • November 2, 2018: Opening date
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Montevideo Uruguay Uruguay VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Moscow Russia Russia VACs By appointment or walk in None
Mumbai India India VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Muscat Oman Oman VAC By appointment or walk in None
Nairobi Kenya Kenya VAC By appointment or walk in None
Nanjing China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
New Delhi India India VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
New York (Old) Closing soon United States United States VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: Unavailable
  • November 29, 2018: Closing date
  • November 1, 2018: Last day for application submission
  • November 2 to 29, 2018: Document or passport pick-up only
New York (New) Opening soon United States Available November 2, 2018 By appointment only
  • November 2, 2018: Opening date
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Niamey Niger Niger VAC By appointment or walk in None
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Burkina Faso VAC By appointment or walk in None
Panama City Panama Panama VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Paris France France VAC By appointment or walk in None
Perth Closing soon Australia Australia VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: Unavailable
  • November 30, 2018: Closing date
  • November 1, 2018: Last day for application submission
  • November 2 to 30, 2018: Document or passport pick-up only
Phnom Penh Cambodia Cambodia VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Podgorica Montenegro Montenegro VAC By appointment or walk in None
Port Louis Mauritius Mauritius VAC By appointment or walk in None
Port of Spain (Old) Closing soon Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: Unavailable
  • November 29, 2018: Closing date
  • November 1, 2018: Last day for application submission
  • November 2 to 29, 2018: Document or passport pick-up only
Port of Spain (New) Opening soon Trinidad and Tobago Available November 2, 2018 By appointment only
  • November 2, 2018: Opening date
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Port-au-Prince (Old) Closing soon Haiti Haiti VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: Unavailable
  • November 29, 2018: Closing date
  • November 1, 2018: Last day for application submission
  • November 2 to 29, 2018: Document or passport pick-up only
Port-au-Prince (New) Opening soon Haiti Available November 2, 2018 By appointment only
  • November 2, 2018: Opening date
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Pretoria South Africa South Africa VAC By appointment or walk in None
Pristina Kosovo Kosovo VAC By appointment or walk in None
Pune India India VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Quito Ecuador Ecuador VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Rabat Morocco Morocco VAC By appointment or walk in None
Rangoon (Yangon) Burma (Myanmar) Burma (Myanmar) VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Riyadh Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs By appointment or walk in None
Rome Italy Italy VAC By appointment or walk in None
Saint Petersburg Russia Russia VACs By appointment or walk in None
San Jose Costa Rica Costa Rica VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
San Salvador El Salvador El Salvador VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Santo Domingo (Old) Closing soon Dominican Republic Dominican Republic VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: Unavailable
  • November 29, 2018: Closing date
  • November 1, 2018: Last day for application submission
  • November 2 to 29, 2018: Document or passport pick-up only
Santo Domingo (New) Opening soon Dominican Republic Available November 2, 2018 By appointment only
  • November 2, 2018: Opening date
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Sao Paulo Brazil Brazil VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina VAC By appointment or walk in None
Seoul South Korea South Korea VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Shanghai China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Shenyang China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Singapore Singapore Singapore VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Skopje Macedonia Macedonia VAC By appointment or walk in None
Sofia Bulgaria Bulgaria VAC By appointment or walk in None
Stockholm Sweden Sweden VAC By appointment or walk in None
Surabaya Closing soon Indonesia Indonesia VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: Unavailable
  • November 30, 2018: Closing date
  • November 1, 2018: Last day for application submission
  • November 2 to 30, 2018: Document or passport pick-up only
Suva Fiji Fiji VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Sydney Australia Australia VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Sylhet Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Taipei Taiwan Taiwan VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Tbilisi Georgia Georgia VAC By appointment or walk in None
Tegucigalpa Honduras Honduras VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018:
  • New set of services
  • New service provider
Tirana Albania Albania VAC By appointment or walk in None
Tokyo Japan Japan VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Tunis Tunisia Tunisia VAC By appointment or walk in None
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Mongolia VAC
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Vladivostok Russia Russia VACs By appointment or walk in None
Warsaw Poland Poland VAC By appointment or walk in None
Wuhan China China VACs
  • Until November 1, 2018: Walk-in only
  • Starting November 2, 2018: By appointment only
Starting November 2, 2018: New set of services
Yaoundé Cameroon Cameroon VAC By appointment or walk in None
Yerevan Armenia Armenia VAC By appointment or walk in None

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 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (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 Government of Canada (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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