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

From 01 March 2018, you have the option to pay the Visa Fees in the below bank account:

    2, avenue du Président Léopold Sédar Senghor
    BP 392, Dakar Sénégal
    Tel: (+221) 33 839 03 90
    Tel: (+221) 33 839 03 91
    Tel: (+221) 33 839 03 92

IOM Bank Acco

  • In-mail applications - The Canadian Embassy and IOM do not accept wire transfers.
  • List of types of payment accepted at the CVAC for Additional Service Charges
    o Cash only

In case you decide to pay the Visa fee into the BICIS account, you will need to pay the additional fee.

Service fees bank deposit instructions:
Please deposit all the needed CVAC Service fees in the following bank account:
BICIS bank IOM Bank Account Number: 006047100074-90 

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 XOF (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)  $0.38


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 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.