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

City Country/territory Website Biometrics Notes
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 By appointment only 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 By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Athens Greece Greece VAC By appointment or walk in None
Auckland New Zealand New Zealand VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Baku Azerbaijan Azerbaijan VAC By appointment or walk in None
Bali Now open Indonesia Indonesia VACs By appointment only
Bamako Mali Mali VAC By appointment or walk in None
Bangalore India India VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Bangkok Thailand Thailand VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Beijing China China VACs By appointment only 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
Berlin Germany Germany VACs By appointment or walk in October 25, 2018: Opening date
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan VAC By appointment or walk in None
Bogota Colombia Colombia VACs By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Bridgetown Now open Barbados Barbados VAC By appointment only
Brasilia Brazil Brazil VACs By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Bucharest Romania Romania VAC By appointment or walk in None
Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina VACs By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Cairo Egypt Egypt VAC By appointment or walk in None
Cali Now open Colombia Colombia VACs By appointment only
Cape Town Now open South Africa South Africa VACs By appointment or walk in November 29, 2018: Opening date
Caracas Venezuela Venezuela VAC By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Cebu Philippines Philippines VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Chandigarh India India VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Chengdu China China VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Chennai India India VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Chisinau Moldova Moldova VAC By appointment or walk in None
Chittagong Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Chongqing China China VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka VAC By appointment only 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 By appointment only 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 VACs By appointment or walk in None
Erbil Iraq Iraq VAC By appointment or walk in None
Georgetown (Old) Closed Guyana Guyana VAC Unavailable The visa office will return your documents or passport to you directly
Georgetown (New) Now open Guyana Guyana VAC (New) By appointment only
Guangzhou China China VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Guatemala City Guatemala Guatemala VAC By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Hangzhou China China VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Hanoi Vietnam Vietnam VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe VAC By appointment or walk in None
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Vietnam VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Hyderabad India India VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Islamabad Pakistan Pakistan VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Istanbul Turkey Turkey VACs By appointment or walk in None
Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Jalandhar India India VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia VACs By appointment or walk in None
Jinan China China VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kampala Uganda Uganda VAC By appointment or walk in None
Karachi Pakistan Pakistan VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kathmandu Nepal Nepal VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kigali Rwanda Rwanda VAC By appointment or walk in None
Kingston (Old) Closed Jamaica Jamaica VACs Unavailable The visa office will return your documents or passport to you directly
Kingston (New) Now open Jamaica Jamaica VACs (New) By appointment only
Kinshasa Democratic Rep. of Congo Democratic Rep. of Congo VAC By appointment or walk in None
Kolkata India India VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Kunming China China VACs By appointment only 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 By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Lagos Nigeria Nigeria VACs By appointment or walk in None
Lahore Pakistan Pakistan VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Lima Peru Peru VAC By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

London United Kingdom United Kingdom VAC By appointment or walk in None
Los Angeles (Old) Closed United States United States VACs Unavailable The visa office will return your documents or passport to you directly
Los Angeles (New) Now open United States United States VACs (New) By appointment only
Lviv Ukraine Ukraine VACs By appointment or walk in None
Lyon Now open France France VACs By appointment or walk in November 2, 2018: Opening date
Madrid Spain Spain VAC By appointment or walk in None
Managua Nicaragua Nicaragua VAC By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Manila Philippines Philippines VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Medellin Colombia Colombia VACs By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Melbourne Now open Australia Australia VACs By appointment only
Mendoza Now open Argentina Argentina VACs By appointment only
Mexico City Mexico Mexico VAC By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Montego Bay (Old) Closed Jamaica Jamaica VACs Unavailable The visa office will return your documents or passport to you directly
Montego Bay (New) Now open Jamaica Jamaica VACs (New) By appointment only
Montevideo Uruguay Uruguay VAC By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Moscow Russia Russia VACs By appointment or walk in None
Mumbai India India VACs By appointment only 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 By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
New Delhi India India VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
New York (Old) Closed United States United States VACs Unavailable The visa office will return your documents or passport to you directly
New York (New) Now open United States United States VACs (New) By appointment only
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 By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Paris France France VACs By appointment or walk in None
Perth Closed Australia Australia VACs Unavailable The visa office will return your documents or passport to you directly
Phnom Penh Cambodia Cambodia VAC By appointment only 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) Closed Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago VAC Unavailable The visa office will return your documents or passport to you directly
Port of Spain (New) Now open Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago VAC (New) By appointment only
Port-au-Prince (Old) Closed Haiti Haiti VAC Unavailable The visa office will return your documents or passport to you directly
Port-au-Prince (New) Now open Haiti Haiti VAC (New) By appointment only
Porto Alegre Now open Brazil Brazil VACs By appointment only
Pretoria South Africa South Africa VACs By appointment or walk in None
Pristina Kosovo Kosovo VAC By appointment or walk in None
Pune India India VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Quito Ecuador Ecuador VAC By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Rabat Morocco Morocco VAC By appointment or walk in None
Rangoon (Yangon) Burma (Myanmar) Burma (Myanmar) VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Recife Now open Brazil Brazil VACs By appointment only
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil VACs By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

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 By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

San Salvador El Salvador El Salvador VAC By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Santiago Now open Chile Chile VAC By appointment only
Santo Domingo (Old) Closed Dominican Republic Dominican Republic VAC Unavailable The visa office will return your documents or passport to you directly
Santo Domingo (New) Now open Dominican Republic Dominican Republic VAC (New) By appointment only
Sao Paulo Brazil Brazil VACs By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina VAC By appointment or walk in None
Seoul South Korea South Korea VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Shanghai China China VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Shenyang China China VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Singapore Singapore Singapore VAC By appointment only 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 Closed Indonesia Indonesia VACs Unavailable The visa office will return your documents or passport to you directly
Suva Fiji Fiji VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Sydney Australia Australia VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Sylhet Bangladesh Bangladesh VACs By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Taipei Taiwan Taiwan VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Tbilisi Georgia Georgia VAC By appointment or walk in None
Tegucigalpa Honduras Honduras VAC By appointment only

November 2, 2018:

Tel Aviv Now open Israel Israel VAC By appointment or walk in Opening date: November 6, 2018
Tirana Albania Albania VAC By appointment or walk in None
Tokyo Japan Japan VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Tunis Tunisia Tunisia VAC By appointment or walk in None
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Mongolia VAC By appointment only November 2, 2018: New set of services
Vienna Now open Austria Austria VAC By appointment or walk in November 2, 2018: Opening date
Vladivostok Russia Russia VACs By appointment or walk in None
Warsaw Poland Poland VAC By appointment or walk in None
Wuhan China China VACs By appointment only 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

New set of services

Before November 2, 2018, you can get the following services as a package at all VACs:

  • submitting your paper application
  • transferring your documents (such as passport) to and from the visa office

On November 2, 2018, VACs in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas (including new VACs in these regions):

  • started charging a separate fee to submit your application and send your documents
  • introduced other services and fees

Changes to VACs in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East won’t take effect until November 2, 2019.

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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