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 Kingdom. 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 - By cash (GBP) and credit card or debit card
  • By mail - Fees can be paid by bank transfer in favour of “VF Services UK Ltd Canadian Embassy ” and fees must be in GBP only

Here’re the details for bank transfer:
Bank Account name – VF Services UK Ltd Canadian Embassy
Bank name– HSBC Bank plc
IBAN Number – GB20HBUK40024432527812

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 GBP(inc. VAT)

Package transmission (price per package)



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 within UK (per package)



Two-Way Courier Service within UK (per package)  $56.16  32.50
One-Way Courier Service - Outside UK (per package)  $135.76  78.55
Two-Way Courier Service - Outside UK (per package)  $223.48 129.31 

Photocopying (price per page)



Printing (price per page)  $00.35


International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant photography



Short Service Message (SMS)  "per application"



USB Drive  $10.00 05.79

*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.

For more information on courier zones, please click here

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.