Step 1 :
Read complete information on the visa/permit requirements on the CIC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit. Please refer to the “Prepare Your Application” page to obtain details on visas/permits.
Step 2 :
Fill out the application form and other relevant documents electronically and print
Important Note: Please inspect your printed form to confirm that barcodes appear on the last page (page 5 of 5). Insert the barcode sheet on the top of the all forms. The barcodes should appear clear and be free of any distortions smudges or fading otherwise it may slowdown the application process. Forms (including the barcoded sheets) are to be printed on a white, bond quality, non-glossy paper. Use of a laser printer is recommended.
If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the official CIC document checklist, you are required to fill out and sign the waiver form and attach it with your application form.
Failure to provide a completed and signed waiver form may result in additional delays or refusal of your application for a visa, permit or travel document.
Step 3 :
IMPORTANT: If a completed and signed VFS consent form is not included with the application, we will NOT be able to assist you, and your application will be returned to you.
Step 4 :
Pay visa fees and biometric fee, if required, as per instructions in the Canadian Visa Office.
Please note that when submitting application via the CVAC, in person, visa fees must be paid in addition to CVAC (VFS Global) service charge.
Step 5 :
Visit your local Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC), make sure you bring your passport, photographs (), completed forms and all supporting documents as per checklist and CIC fee instrument and payment instructions. Applicable service charges will be levied.
Please ensure you bring an accepted method of payment.
Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application. The applicant doesn’t require bringing photographs if Biometric data capture is required.
DO NOT submit your application by mail to this CVAC
Step 6 :
When applying at CVAC, pay the service charges, submit complete application and obtain a receipt. This receipt contains a unique tracking number which is important as it is required to track the progress of your application online.
Important Note: If you need to provide biometrics, your $85 CAD biometric fee covers the CVAC service charge for application handling.