Find a visa application centre

Some VACs are opening

VACs are beginning to offer some services. New health and safety measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Before you apply, make sure you

You can submit your passport to a VAC only after you receive a request letter or email from us.

Some closed VACs accept passports sent by mail or courier only. Check your VAC’s website before you send your passport.

Find out how COVID-19 affects VAC services.

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 VACs in person (check the VAC’s website before you go)

You need to give your biometrics

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.

You need to book an appointment to give your biometrics.

Find out who needs to give biometrics.

VAC services

All VACs also

  • securely return passport and decision documents
  • provide access to a computer to apply online

Some VACs

  • provide application photograph and photocopy services
  • give updates via text message
  • accept payment of application fees
  • use courier services to return passports and decision envelopes
  • accept permanent resident travel document applications

Find out how to submit an application for an authorization to return to Canada (ARC)

City Country/territory Website Notes
Khartoum Sudan Sudan VAC
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Perth Australia Australia VAC
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Tirana Albania Albania VAC
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Algiers Algeria Algeria VAC
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Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina VACs
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Yerevan Armenia Armenia VAC
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Melbourne Australia Australia VACs
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Sydney Australia Australia VACs
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Vienna Austria Austria VAC
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Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan VAC
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Manama Bahrain Bahrain VAC
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Chittagong Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs
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Dhaka Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs
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Sylhet Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs
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Bridgetown Barbados Barbados VAC
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La Paz Bolivia Bolivia VAC
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Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina VAC
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Brasilia Brazil Brazil VACs
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Porto Alegre Brazil Brazil VACs
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Recife Brazil Brazil VACs
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Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil VACs
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Sao Paulo Brazil Brazil VACs
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Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Burkina Faso VAC
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Rangoon (Yangon) Burma (Myanmar) Burma (Myanmar) VAC
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Phnom Penh Cambodia Cambodia VAC
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Yaoundé Cameroon Cameroon VAC
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Santiago Chile Chile VAC
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Beijing China China VACs
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Chengdu China China VACs
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Chongqing China China VACs
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Guangzhou China China VACs
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Hangzhou China China VACs
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Jinan China China VACs
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Kunming China China VACs
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Nanjing China China VACs
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Shanghai China China VACs
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Shenyang China China VACs
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Wuhan China China VACs
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Bogota Colombia Colombia VACs
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Cali Colombia Colombia VACs
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Medellin Colombia Colombia VACs
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San Jose Costa Rica Costa Rica VAC
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Kinshasa Democratic Rep. of Congo Democratic Rep. of Congo VAC
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Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Dominican Republic VAC
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Quito Ecuador Ecuador VAC
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Cairo Egypt Egypt VAC
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San Salvador El Salvador El Salvador VAC
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Addis Ababa Ethiopia Ethiopia VAC
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Suva Fiji Fiji VAC
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Helsinki Finland Finland VAC
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Lyon France France VACs
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Paris France France VACs
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Tbilisi Georgia Georgia VAC
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Berlin Germany Germany VACs
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Düsseldorf Germany Germany VACs
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Accra Ghana Ghana VAC
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Athens Greece Greece VAC
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Guatemala City Guatemala Guatemala VAC
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Conakry Guinea Guinea VAC
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Georgetown Guyana Guyana VAC
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Port-au-Prince Haiti Haiti VAC
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Tegucigalpa Honduras Honduras VAC
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Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong VAC
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Ahmedabad India India VACs
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Bangalore India India VACs
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Chandigarh India India VACs
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Chennai India India VACs
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Hyderabad India India VACs
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Jalandhar India India VACs
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Kolkata India India VACs
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Mumbai India India VACs
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New Delhi India India VACs
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Pune India India VACs
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Bali Indonesia Indonesia VACs
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Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia VACs
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Erbil Iraq Iraq VAC
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Dublin Ireland Ireland VAC
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Tel Aviv Israel Israel VAC
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Rome Italy Italy VAC
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Abidjan Ivory Coast Ivory Coast VAC
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Kingston Jamaica Jamaica VACs
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Montego Bay Jamaica Jamaica VACs
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Tokyo Japan Japan VAC
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Osaka Japan Japan VAC
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Amman Jordan Jordan VAC
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Almaty Kazakhstan Kazakhstan VAC
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Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan VAC
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Nairobi Kenya Kenya VAC
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Pristina Kosovo Kosovo VAC
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Kuwait City Kuwait Kuwait VAC
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Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan VAC
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Beirut Lebanon Lebanon VAC
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Skopje Macedonia Macedonia VAC
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Antananarivo Madagascar Madagascar VAC
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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia VAC
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Bamako Mali Mali VAC
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Port Louis Mauritius Mauritius VAC
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Mexico City Mexico Mexico VAC
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Chisinau Moldova Moldova VAC
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Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Mongolia VAC
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Rabat Morocco Morocco VAC
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Kathmandu Nepal Nepal VAC
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Auckland New Zealand New Zealand VAC
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Managua Nicaragua Nicaragua VAC
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Niamey Niger Niger VAC
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Abuja Nigeria Nigeria VACs
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Lagos Nigeria Nigeria VACs
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Muscat Oman Oman VAC
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Islamabad Pakistan Pakistan VACs
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Karachi Pakistan Pakistan VACs
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Lahore Pakistan Pakistan VACs
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Panama City Panama Panama VAC
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Asuncion Paraguay Paraguay VAC
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Lima Peru Peru VAC
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Cebu Philippines Philippines VACs
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Manila Philippines Philippines VACs
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Warsaw Poland Poland VAC
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Warsaw Temporary VAC Poland Poland VAC
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Doha Qatar Qatar VAC
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Bucharest Romania Romania VAC
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Moscow Russia Russia VACs
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Novosibirsk Russia Russia VACs
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Rostov-on-Don Russia Russia VACs
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Saint Petersburg Russia Russia VACs
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Vladivostok Russia Russia VACs
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Yekaterinburg Russia Russia VACs
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Kigali Rwanda Rwanda VAC
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Castries Saint Lucia Saint Lucia VAC
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Kingstown Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VAC
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Al Khobar Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs
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Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs
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Riyadh Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs
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Dakar Senegal Senegal VAC
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Belgrade Serbia Serbia VAC
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Singapore Singapore Singapore VAC
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Cape Town South Africa South Africa VACs
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Pretoria South Africa South Africa VACs
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Seoul South Korea South Korea VAC
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Madrid Spain Spain VAC
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Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka VAC
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Stockholm Sweden Sweden VAC
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Taipei Taiwan Taiwan VAC
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Dushanbe Tajikistan Tajikistan VAC
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Dar es Salaam Tanzania Tanzania VAC
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Bangkok Thailand Thailand VAC
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The Hague The Netherlands The Netherlands VAC
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Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago VAC
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Tunis Tunisia Tunisia VAC
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Ankara Turkey Turkey VACs
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Istanbul Turkey Turkey VACs
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Kampala Uganda Uganda VAC
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Kyiv Temporarily closed Ukraine Ukraine VACs
  • The VAC is temporarily closed until further notice
Lviv Biometrics only Ukraine Ukraine VACs
  • This VAC is only providing biometric collection
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates VACs
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Dubai United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates VACs
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London United Kingdom United Kingdom VAC
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Los Angeles United States United States VACs
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New York United States United States VACs
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Montevideo Uruguay Uruguay VAC
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Caracas Venezuela Venezuela VAC
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Hanoi Vietnam Vietnam VAC
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Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Vietnam VAC
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Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe VAC
  • Visit the VAC’s website before you go to find out what services are available.

Your information and privacy are protected

  • VACs don’t play a role in the decision-making process and are expressly forbidden to provide you with any visa-related advice.
  • All decisions on applications are made by Canadian migration officers at an IRCC office.
  • VACs don’t represent the Government of Canada. VACs are managed by private companies or international organizations. They’re only authorized to provide specific services to applicants under the terms of a formal contract with IRCC.
  • Protection of personal information is a primary consideration for the Government of Canada when selecting the VAC service provider. Each VAC must protect personal information. Any failure to comply with the terms of the formal contract between the Government of Canada (GC) and the service provider could result in the cancellation of the contract.
  • If you suspect your privacy was breached, report a privacy concern.
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