Visa office in Kingston, Jamaica

If you’re affected by Hurricane Dorian

The requirements to become a refugee in Canada remain the same.

  • You can’t make a refugee claim at a Canadian embassy, ‎high commission, consulate, consulate general or honorary consulate.
  • To become a refugee in Canada, see our current process.


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Visa Application Centre (VAC)

VACs accept applications for:

  • study permits
  • work permits
  • visitor visas (temporary resident visa)
  • travel documents for permanent residents

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