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

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

In person-
You should pay the visa fees and the CVAC service charges for application handling (including the GC Fees collection and remittance fee) in a single payment to IOM bank account at Nib International Bank in Ethiopian Birr only, following the below guidelines. If you want to use our courier services to receive the reply at you address; you should add the price for courier service mentioned in the below table. For visa and biometric fees information, you can consult the IRCC website.

Here’re the details for bank transfer:
Beneficiary Name: International Organization for Migration
Beneficiary Bank: Nib International Bank
Account №: 7000004200638
Currency: ETB
Purpose of payment: Payment for administrative services for visa
Paid by: Please indicate full name and passport number 

For any refund of fees paid to the Government of Canada, please click hereto 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 ETB (inc. VAT)

Package transmission (price per package)



Collection of GC Fees (price per Applicant)



Assisted Service – Online Forms (price per form)



Assisted Service –Paper Applications (price per application)



Assisted Service – Scanning (price per page)



Self Service Workstation (price per hour)



One-Way Courier Service (per package)



Photocopying (price per page)



Printing (price per page)  $0.43


SMS “per application”



*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 November 2nd, 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.