VAC’s in India offering limited biometric appointments

Michelle Mak Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Visa application centres (VAC) in India offering limited biometrics appointments for spouses, partners, dependent children and students. VAC has been temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but are now offering limited biometrics appointments to specific, eligible clients.

During this time, those who are coming to Canada to permanently reunite with family, and those who are coming to study at an approved designated learning institutions (DLIs), are being prioritized.

Clients in India who are applying for a study permit and plan to study at one of the approved DLIs in Canada, or are applying for permanent residence in the family class as a spouse, partner or dependent child, can now book an appointment to enrol their biometrics at any VAC in India, namely the VACs in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad Jalandhar, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

To book an appointment, clients must complete the online web form on the VAC website in advance and wait for a confirmation from VAC to confirm the appointment through email.

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