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

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.

Visa application centres (VACs) in Europe, Africa and the Middle East changed services and fees on November 2, 2019. Visit your VAC’s website before you go.

City Country/territory Website Notes
Tirana Albania Albania VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Algiers Algeria Algeria VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina VACs None
Mendoza Argentina Argentina VACs None
Yerevan Armenia Armenia VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Melbourne Australia Australia VACs None
Sydney Australia Australia VACs None
Vienna Austria Austria VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Manama Now open Bahrain Bahrain VAC None
Chittagong Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs None
Dhaka Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs None
Sylhet Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs None
Bridgetown Barbados Barbados VAC None
La Paz Bolivia Bolivia VAC None
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Brasilia Brazil Brazil VACs None
Porto Alegre Brazil Brazil VACs None
Recife Brazil Brazil VACs None
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil VACs None
Sao Paulo Brazil Brazil VACs None
Sofia Closing on November 29, 2019 Bulgaria Bulgaria VAC
  • Document or passport pick-up only.
  • Doesn’t accept applications or biometrics.
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Burkina Faso VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Rangoon (Yangon) Burma (Myanmar) Burma (Myanmar) VAC None
Phnom Penh Cambodia Cambodia VAC None
Yaoundé Cameroon Cameroon VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Santiago Chile Chile VAC None
Beijing China China VACs None
Chengdu China China VACs None
Chongqing China China VACs None
Guangzhou China China VACs None
Hangzhou China China VACs None
Jinan China China VACs None
Kunming China China VACs None
Nanjing China China VACs None
Shanghai China China VACs None
Shenyang China China VACs None
Wuhan China China VACs None
Bogota Colombia Colombia VACs None
Cali Colombia Colombia VACs None
Medellin Colombia Colombia VACs None
San Jose Costa Rica Costa Rica VAC None
Kinshasa Democratic Rep. of Congo Democratic Rep. of Congo VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Dominican Republic VAC None
Quito Ecuador Ecuador VAC None
Cairo Egypt Egypt VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
San Salvador El Salvador El Salvador VAC None
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Ethiopia VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Suva Fiji Fiji VAC None
Helsinki Now open Finland Finland VAC None
Lyon France France VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Paris France France VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Tbilisi Georgia Georgia VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Berlin Germany Germany VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Düsseldorf Germany Germany VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Accra Ghana Ghana VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Athens Greece Greece VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Guatemala City Guatemala Guatemala VAC None
Conakry Guinea Guinea VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Georgetown Guyana Guyana VAC None
Port-au-Prince Haiti Haiti VAC None
Tegucigalpa Honduras Honduras VAC None
Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong VAC None
Ahmedabad India India VACs None
Bangalore India India VACs None
Chandigarh India India VACs None
Chennai India India VACs None
Hyderabad India India VACs None
Jalandhar India India VACs None
Kolkata India India VACs None
Mumbai India India VACs None
New Delhi India India VACs None
Pune India India VACs None
Bali Indonesia Indonesia VACs None
Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia VACs None
Erbil Iraq Iraq VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Dublin Ireland Ireland VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Tel Aviv Israel Israel VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Rome Italy Italy VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Abidjan Ivory Coast Ivory Coast VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Kingston Jamaica Jamaica VACs None
Montego Bay Jamaica Jamaica VACs None
Tokyo Japan Japan VAC None
Amman Jordan Jordan VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Almaty Kazakhstan Kazakhstan VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Nur-Sultan Now open Kazakhstan Kazakhstan VAC None
Nairobi Kenya Kenya VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Pristina Kosovo Kosovo VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Kuwait City Kuwait Kuwait VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Beirut Lebanon Lebanon VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Skopje Macedonia Macedonia VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Antananarivo Madagascar Madagascar VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia VAC None
Bamako Mali Mali VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Port Louis Mauritius Mauritius VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Mexico City Mexico Mexico VAC None
Chisinau Moldova Moldova VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Mongolia VAC None
Podgorica Closing November 29, 2019 Montenegro Montenegro VAC
  • Document or passport pick-up only.
  • Doesn’t accept applications or biometrics.
Rabat Morocco Morocco VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Kathmandu Nepal Nepal VAC None
Auckland New Zealand New Zealand VAC None
Managua Nicaragua Nicaragua VAC None
Niamey Niger Niger VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Abuja Nigeria Nigeria VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Lagos Nigeria Nigeria VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Muscat Oman Oman VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Islamabad Pakistan Pakistan VACs None
Karachi Pakistan Pakistan VACs None
Lahore Pakistan Pakistan VACs None
Panama City Panama Panama VAC None
Asuncion Paraguay Paraguay VAC None
Lima Peru Peru VAC None
Cebu Philippines Philippines VACs None
Manila Philippines Philippines VACs None
Warsaw Poland Poland VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Doha Qatar Qatar VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Bucharest Romania Romania VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Moscow Russia Russia VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Novosibirsk Now open Russia Russia VACs None
Rostov-on-Don Now open Russia Russia VACs None
Saint Petersburg Russia Russia VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Vladivostok Russia Russia VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Yekaterinburg Now open Russia Russia VACs None
Kigali Rwanda Rwanda VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Castries New Saint Lucia Saint Lucia VAC None
Kingstown New Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VACOpen Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only
Al Khobar Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Riyadh Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Dakar Senegal Senegal VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Belgrade Serbia Serbia VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Singapore Singapore Singapore VAC None
Cape Town South Africa South Africa VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Pretoria South Africa South Africa VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Seoul South Korea South Korea VAC None
Madrid Spain Spain VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka VAC None
Stockholm Sweden Sweden VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Taipei Taiwan Taiwan VAC None
Dushanbe Tajikistan Tajikistan VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Dar es Salaam Tanzania Tanzania VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Bangkok Thailand Thailand VAC None
The Hague Now open The Netherlands The Netherlands VAC None
Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago VAC None
Tunis Tunisia Tunisia VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Ankara Turkey Turkey VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Istanbul Turkey Turkey VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Kampala Uganda Uganda VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Kyiv Ukraine Ukraine VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Lviv Ukraine Ukraine VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Dubai United Arab Emirates New website - United Arab Emirates VACs Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
London United Kingdom United Kingdom VAC Starting November 2, 2019: New set of services
Los Angeles
Not accepting study or
work permit applications
United States United States VACs Submit your study or work permit paper application in person or by mail to the New York VAC.
New York United States United States VACs None
Montevideo Uruguay Uruguay VAC None
Caracas Venezuela Venezuela VAC None
Hanoi Vietnam Vietnam VAC None
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Vietnam VAC None
Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe VAC None

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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