MANILA, Philippines – The Government of Canada on Monday, July 15 announced the opening of new visa application centers (VACs) in Manila and Cebu to make the process of applying for a visa to enter Canada easier and more convenient.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is expanding its VAC network around the world to provide valuable administrative support to applicants before, during and after their temporary resident application is assessed by a CIC immigration officer.
VAC service agents are available by phone, email or in person to answer questions in local languages and to make sure that applications are complete. This helps avoid unnecessary delays or refusals due to incomplete applications.
For an additional fee, VACs also offer other services, including photocopies, application photographs and self-service computer terminals for those wishing to take advantage of the new online applications.
Anyone wishing to apply for a visitor visa, study permit, work permit or permanent resident travel document is encouraged to use the new VACs located at: 6F Unit 608, Ecoplaza Building, 2305 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati City, and 9th Floor Keppel Center, Unit 905, Samar Loop cor. Cardinal Rosales Ave., Cebu Business Park, Cebu City.
For more information about the services that can be provided by a VAC, visit www.cic.gc.ca/vac. – from a Canadian embassy press statement/Rappler.com
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