Welcome to the Official Website of Canada’s Visa Application Centres

The Visa Application Centres (VACs) are the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to accept applications for Study Permits, Work Permits, Temporary Resident Visas, and Travel Documents for Permanent Residents, for transmission to the High Commission of Canada in Jamaica. VAC personnel verify that application forms have been thoroughly completed and signed, are accompanied by the requested supporting documents and verify that the required application fee has been paid. They also arrange passport return through DHL or by having the result picked up directly at the VAC. The VAC is not authorized to accept Permanent Resident applications. For more information on this matter please visit www.cic.gc.ca.

The VACs are set up solely to provide visa application administrative support and are optional to submit your application. The VAC has no decision making authority to issue or refuse a visa or a permit. VAC staff have no influence over the outcome of the application and should not be solicited for advice. All applications will be assessed by the officers of the High Commission of Canada in accordance with Canada’s immigration visa rules and guidelines. The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by the immigration officers at the High Commission of Canada.

Please note that the following items are prohibited from the VAC at all times: alcohol, illegal drugs, and weapons, including firearms, explosives, knives or chemicals of any kind.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) must conform to a stringent Privacy Act which also extends to all of their missions and employees abroad. These requirements also apply to any individual or company doing work for or on behalf of CIC. The obligations to ensure privacy and to protect disclosure of information is taken very seriously and only a minimum of your personal information needed by the VAC for your application will be used by Computer Sciences Corporation. For further information, please consult the VAC Privacy Policy.

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