Visa Application Centres Re-opening notice

Istanbul

The Visa Application Centre in Istanbul will re-open for business on Wednesday, 8th July and will provide the following limited services until further notice. 

  • Biometrics collection for Biometric Instruction Letter holders only
  • Return of decision envelopes to applicants. Your decision envelope will be returned to you via the courier service offered by the VAC. Collection of decision envelopes in-person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice. Please refer to the “Buy Services” page of this website for further information on courier services offered by the VAC.
  • Permanent Resident Travel Document intake (via post/courier only). Submission of PRTD applications in person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice.
  • Submission of passport upon receipt of passport request letter from IRCC (via post/courier only) Submission of passport in person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice.


The Opening Hours of the VAC will be as follows, until further notice:

  • Business Hours: Wednesday – Friday (only two working days): 8:00 – 16:45

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the VAC may be implementing additional measures to ensure health and safety of applicants.

Ankara

The Visa Application Centre in Ankara will re-open for business on Wednesday, 8th July and will provide the following limited services until further notice.

  • Biometrics collection for Biometric Instruction Letter holders only
  • Return of decision envelopes to applicants. Your decision envelope will be returned to you via the courier service offered by the VAC. Collection of decision envelopes in-person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice. Please refer to the “Buy Services” page of this website for further information on courier services offered by the VAC. 
  • Permanent Resident Travel Document intake (via post/courier only). Submission of PRTD applications in person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice.
  • Submission of passport upon receipt of passport request letter from IRCC (via post/courier only) Submission of passport in person at the VAC is not permitted until further notice.
The Opening Hours of the VAC will be as follows, until further notice:

  • Business Hours: Wednesday – Friday (only two working days): 8:00 – 16:45
Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the VAC may be implementing additional measures to ensure health and safety of applicants.