The VFS Update’s Highlights
  • Walk-in services are available at Visa Application Centers in India for individuals interested in applying for a Canada Visa (VAC).
  • Saturdays are the only days when Visa Application Centers are open for passport submission and decision envelope collection.
  • Travel agents and representatives are not permitted to submit passport applications or collect decision envelopes.

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The most recent information for Canadian visa applicants


  • Applicants in India can only submit their passports on Saturdays and pick up their decision envelopes in person.
  • Visa Application Centers in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, and New Delhi offer this service.
  • The VAC will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. This service is provided for candidates who did not obtain a 2-way courier service.

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  • Travel agents and representatives are not permitted to submit Decision Envelopes or passports until further notice.
  • During the week, applicants must continue to use the two-way courier service to submit passport applications and pick up Decision envelopes.

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  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released a new rule on Biometric Instruction Letters for Canada visa applicants in India (BIL).
  • The IRCC no longer accepts expired passport submission letters or passports submitted after the 30-day validity period.
  • The applicant must submit the passport within 30 days of receiving the passport request letter.

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  • The time between picking up the decision envelope and delivering the passport to the High Commission should be less than 30 days.


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