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02 April, 2015

New Canada Visa Application Centre for Residents of UAE opens in Dubai

From Left to Right: Ms Yummi Talwar, Regional Headndash;Middle East, VFS Global; H.E. Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Canadarsquo;s Consul General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates;  Mr Ajit Alexander, Chief Operating Officer, VFS Global and  Melvin Duart Dsouza, Head Of Operations ndash; UAE, VFS Global

From Left to Right: Ms Yummi Talwar, Regional Head–Middle East, VFS Global; H.E. Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Canada’s Consul General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates; Mr Ajit Alexander, Chief Operating Officer, VFS Global and Melvin Duart Dsouza, Head Of Operations – UAE, VFS Global

VFS Global, as part of a contract awarded by the government of Canada introduced Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) services in Dubai for applicants wishing to travel to Canada.

02 April 2015
VFS Global, as part of a contract awarded by the Government of Canada introduced Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) services in Dubai for applicants wishing to travel to Canada.  As per the contract, VFS Global will establish a robust worldwide network of up to 125 CVACs. This centre is the second such centre in the UAE. Canada Visa Application Services have also been introduced in Oman earlier in March.

This global network of CVACs will provide increased access and enhanced administrative services to applicants through a consistent service delivery approach, which will also support biometrics implementation. 

VFS Global is pleased to announce the opening of the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) at Wafi Mall in Dubai.  The CVAC commenced operation on 19 March 2015.

"This new Visa Application Centre in Dubai will offer another service option to travellers in the UAE, in addition to our VAC in Abu Dhabi" stated HE Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Canada's Consul General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates. "Canada's partnership with VFS Global complements the excellent visa services already offered nationally online through e-applications."

Mr Ajit Alexander, Chief Operating Officer, VFS Global added, "It is our privilege to extend our network of services to the Government of Canada in UAE. With the Canada Visa Application Centre in Dubai we work towards making the process convenient and accessible. VFS Global is committed to delivering a world class service and customer experience".

The CVAC will provide exclusive service for the Government of Canada, and is authorised to accept applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canadian permanent residents in UAE. 

The CVAC is authorised to provide administrative support services, such as the collection of visa applications, and return of passports in sealed decision envelopes to applicants. The CVAC can also assist in scheduling interviews on behalf of the Canadian visa office. 

The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), in accordance with Canada's immigration visa rules and guidelines. The CVAC has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.

The use of CVACs is voluntary. Such service may also be obtained directly from CIC, by using CIC's Online Application (E-Apps) system.

With the new facility offered by the CVAC, applicants can benefit from a host of facilities and additional services such as:

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  • Conveniently located and easily accessible visa application centres
  • Longer operating hours allowing applicants to visit at a time of their convenience
  • Convenient and spacious waiting areas with modern facilities
  • Professional and responsive staff dedicated to handle visa queries and applications
  • Dedicated website for easy access to information including visa types, requirements and check-list, applicable fees and application status
  • Dedicated call centres and email support to answer queries and status of application
  • Tracking of application status
  • Secure handling of passports, documents and personal information

For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.ca/Canada/UAE

Canada Visa Application Centre Details (Dubai)
Address:
Canada Visa Application Centre
Wafi Mall, Level 3
Falcon, Phase 2,
Umm Hurair 2
Dubai - UAE
Helpline: +97142055881
Email: info.canauh@vfshelpline.com
Web: www.vfsglobal.ca/canada/UAE  
Business Hours: 0900hrs - 1700hrs (Sunday to Thursday)                  

Acceptance of Applications: 0900hrs to 1500hrs (Sunday to Thursday) (Except listed holidays)

Return Delivery of Passports: 1600hrs- 1700hrs (Sunday to Thursday) (Except listed holidays)

Service Fee and other charges (over and above the Consulate's visa fees) will be payable at the Visa Application Centre at the time of application submission 

*VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting applications for visas to Canada.  All applications will continue to be assessed and processed by the Embassy of Canada, Abu Dhabi.  Timelines for turn-around-time of visas are as per the discretion of the authorities.

Canada Visa Application Centre Details (Oman) 

Address:
Canada Visa Application Centre 
Level 1, Tilal Complex
Muscat Grand Mall, Al Khuwair
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Helpline: +968 22005083
Email: info.canom@vfshelpline.com
Web: http://www.vfsglobal.ca/canada/oman 
Business Hours: 0900hrs - 1700hrs (Sunday to Thursday)                  

Acceptance of Applications: 0900hrs to 1500hrs (Sunday to Thursday) (Except listed holidays)

Return Delivery of Passports: 1500hrs- 1700hrs (Sunday to Thursday) (Except listed holidays)

Service Fee and other charges (over and above the Consulate's visa fees) will be payable at the Visa Application Centre at the time of application submission.  

*VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting applications for visas to Canada.  All applications will continue to be assessed and processed by the Embassy of Canada, Abu Dhabi.  Timelines for turn-around-time of visas are as per the discretion of the authorities.  

About VFS Global
VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With 1546 Application Centres and operations in 120 countries across five continents as at 28 February 2015, VFS Global serves the interests of 45 client governments. The company has successfully processed over 95 million applications since its inception in 2001.VFS Global worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management System and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System. For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.com or download the VFS Global Mobile app, available for Apple or Android mobile devices via App Store or Google Play.

Media Contact:
VFS Global
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