08 Jul Canada Visa Application Centre- India Updates
BIOMETRIC APPOINTMENT SERVICES RESUME IN INDIA
Starting June 28, 2021, Visa Application Centres (VACs) across India started scheduling biometric appointments for all other lines of business, this includes visitors, returning workers and students, work permit applicants, family class applicants and economic class applicants. To request an appointment, please submit a web form at: visa.vfsglobal.com.
EXPRESS ENTRY APPLICATION PERIOD REDUCED TO 60 DAYS
On June 29, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that it will once again give Express Entry candidates who receive an invitation to apply 60 days to submit their application for permanent residence.
At the start of the pandemic, the invitation to apply period for permanent residence was increased from 60 to 90 days to provide clients with additional time to prepare their applications, in response to challenges they faced in acquiring the necessary documentation.
Note: Clients who were invited to apply through Express Entry before June 29, 2021, will still have 90 days to submit their application for permanent residence.
PASSPORT SUBMISSION SERVICES RESUME IN INDIA
As of July 5, 2021, passport submission will start for clients who had completed the two-way courier process prior to May 1. We request your patience while you kindly wait for VFS to contact you.
Courier submission for holders of Passport Submission Request letters will start in a phased manner. Clients can expect processing delays due to high volumes. Please wait for your appointment to be confirmed. Do not send multiple webform requests as this will only delay processing.
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