Service charges

Service Charges effective 02 November 2019

If you need to provide your biometrics, the biometric fee of C$ 85.00 (per person) / C$ 170.00 (for a family of 2 or more) / C$ 255.00 (for a group of performing artists of 3 or more) covers the Visa Application Centre service charge for package transmission. For any subsequent submissions of passport and/or documents after the initial package transmission, applicants will be required to pay the package transmission fee.

All applicants who are submitting paper applications (with or without biometrics) will need to pay the assisted service - paper application fee.

If you do not need to provide biometrics and you are submitting your passport and/or documents at the Visa Application Centre, the package transmission fee will apply.

Methods of Payment

It is mandatory for the Government of Canada fee to be paid online in United Arab Emirates. Find out how to pay the Government of Canada Fee by visiting IRCC’s Pay your Fees page online.

Payment of Canada Visa Application Centre Service Charges and optional additional services

In person at the Canada Visa Application Centre can be made in cash or via VAC bank draft

By Mail - Fees can be paid by Bank Transfer in favour of “VFS GCC LLC” and fees must be in DIRHAMS ONLY.

Bank draft for VFS service charges

1. VFS Global service charges to be paid via single demand draft only and the same should be in Emirati Dirhams (AED only)

2. Demand draft must be addressed to “VFS GCC LLC”. Make sure no prefix is added along with VFS GCC LLC.

3. Its mandatory to have a demand draft with ‘’ MICR Code’’

4. Demand Draft should only be taken from the Banks & not any other exchange companies.

5. We do not accept personal or company cheques.

6. Bank drafts must be valid for at least six (6) months from the date of issuance.

7. Please ensure that the bank does not forward your bank draft to this office.. Its mandatory to have a Bank/demand draft with ‘’ MICR Code

8. Pay the exact fee for your application

For any refund of fees paid to the Government of Canada, please click here to request a refund from the Government of Canada.


Service Charges for Services offered at the VAC

Service Price (Per Applicant)

Amount in CAD (inc VAT)

Amount in AED (inc VAT)

Package transmission (price per package)

$14.07

39.25

Assisted Service – Online Forms (price per form)

$3.29

9.25

Assisted Service –Paper Applications (price per application)

$12.50

34.75

Assisted Service – Scanning (price per page)

$1.57

4.25

Self Service Workstation (price per hour)

$7.05

19.50

One-Way Courier Service (per package)

$6.56

18.25

Photocopying (price per page)

$0.45

1.25

Printing (price per page)

$0.89

2.50

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant photography

$9.83

27.25

SMS “per application”

$2.75

7.75

USB Drive

$5.75

16.00


*Service charges include all applicable local taxes and are subject to change as per government's notification.

**The CAD exchange rate is determined by the Canadian government.

New service charges became effective on 02 November 2019. The submission date for mail-in applications will be the date on which the Visa Application Centre receives the application. If a mail-in application is received and does not include correct payment for current service charges, the applicant will be contacted to pay the difference or the application will be returned back to the applicant.