Canadian visa service centers have now reopened across India.
The newly reopened Visa Application Centers (VACs) will allow study permit and family sponsorship applicants to submit biometrics.
Four more centers are in the process of opening in addition to those reopened on November 20. VACs are now open to clients from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Pune.
Considering the high demand for services in India, those who come to study at one of the designated educational institutions are given priority, as well as those who apply for a PR Visa as a common-law partner, spouse, or dependent child.
To make an appointment, clients must visit the VAC website and complete an online web form in advance. After that candidate has to wait for VACs to confirm the appointment via an email.
For now, Indian clients cannot submit paper applications to the VAC or register their biometrics for an application other than a study permit or through the category of the family. There is a two-way messaging service for those who wish to submit their passport.
Students who want to come to Canada for the school must have a valid study permit or letter of introduction stating that they have been approved for a study permit. They must also attend a designated learning institution with a coronavirus preparedness plan that has been approved by the regional government.
Biometrics are generally required for foreign nationals who request documents that will allow them to come to Canada, such as a visitor visa, study permit, work permit, permanent residence, visitor record or status. refugee, or asylum. Study and work permit holders may also be required to provide biometrics if they wish to extend their legal status and stay in Canada.
Biometrics include the fingerprints and the photograph of the foreign national. There are also costs associated with the transmission of biometric data. Their goal is to allow Canadian officials to confirm the identity of a foreign traveler upon entering the country.
India is the main country of origin for Canadian immigrants. Last year, a quarter of new immigrants came from India, for a total of 85,000 people.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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