Important Update: Please be informed that starting from 02 November 2018, VFS Global will accept applications and collect biometrics at the Canada Visa Application Centre in India under a new set of requirements and services. For information on the requirements and services for applications submitted on or after 02 November 2018.
For applications submitted on or before 01 November 2018 the Canada Visa Application Centre will continue to provide services until 01 February 2019. During this period, the VAC will remain open for clients to collect their documents. The last date for collection of documents will be 01 February 2019. A Notification will be sent to applicants when documents are ready for collection.
Applications received after 17:00 on 01 November 2018 must be prepared according to the new requirements. If we receive a mail-in application after this time that was prepared according to the old requirements, it will hold up the processing of the application, and may result in its return to the sender.
For applications received on or before 01 November 2018, the VAC will continue to return documents to clients at this VAC from 02 November 2018 until 01 February 2019. A notification will be sent when documents are ready for collection.
VAC will dispatch all unclaimed decision envelopes to the IRCC Specified Office on 02 February 2019 along with a detailed inventory report. The IRCC Office will coordinate the return of documents for these applications.
Effective 03 November 2018, prior appointment is mandatory for Biometric Enrolment at all the Canada Visa Application Centres (CVAC) in India. Depending on your nationality, you may already need to give biometrics.
Since July 31, 2018 – applicants from Europe, Middle East and Africa
Starting December 31, 2018 – applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas
Please Note that appointments are mandatory in order to enroll biometrics at the Visa Application Centre. A planned visit with a preferred time slot at the Visa Application Centre guarantees prompt service thus eliminating longer waiting time resulting in inconvenience.
Applicants requesting emergency appointments for the purpose of biometric collection may do so provided suitable proof of the emergency is presented at the time of the appointment. Suitable proof may include a note or other documentation from an official. Please note that this proof only needs to be presented and will not be collected by the VAC, and that this will provide an emergency biometric appointment but not affect IRCC's processing time for the application. For any further information or questions, the Contact Centre is able to assist with any inquiries.
Please Note, for the sole purpose of scheduling an appointment, VFS Global will collect Personal Information from the applicant. A consent form will be required from the applicant authorizing the same.
All applicants are requested to provide the latest version of the application forms and applicable checklist available in IRCC website.
The Electronic Travel authorization (eTA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals (apart from U.S. citizens and other specified exempt travelers) travelling to Canada by air.
The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). All applications will be assessed in accordance with Canada's immigration visa rules and guidelines. Canada Visa Application Centre has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.