Find a visa application centre

VACs are private companies located around the world. VACs offer services before, during and after your application is assessed by our officers. VACs can also collect biometrics. Find out if you need to give biometrics.

They can be contacted by phone, by email, or in person to answer questions in local languages.

You can go to a VAC that isn’t in your country of residence. New locations will open later in 2018 and 2019.

We are expanding our biometrics program. We currently collect biometrics from 30 foreign nationalities. As of July 31, 2018, we have expanded this to nationals from countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. This means fingerprints and a photo are now required for many types of applications if you live in these regions.

Biometrics expansion information is available in 8 languages. You can find facts about biometrics and where to give your fingerprints and photo.

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

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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