Canada Visa Application Centre
Duration: November 01, 2019 - present
Partners: VFS Global, Embassy of Canada (Bucharest, Romania), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Beneficiaries: Applicants for temporary resident status in Canada and travel document for permanent residents abroad
Estimated budget: Varies annually
IOM, Mission to Moldova, provides solutions to enhance regular and complementary pathways for migration through the management of Canada Visa Application Centre. CVAC provides a wide range of services, including information dissemination, biometrics, facilitation of visa submission, fee processing and other logistical tasks.
Canada Visa Application Centre includes the following key activities:
Consultancy and Appointments
- Distribute information on relevant requirements as published by the IRCC, including application forms, fees and methods of payment, civic and web site addresses of the Visa Office etc;
- Answer questions in local languages and ensure visa applications are properly completed;
- Manage queues and process online appointments for CVAC services.
- Receive completed application forms, supporting documents, passports and proof of payment of the visa/permit/travel document application processing fees;
- Review received documents and inform clients of documentary or other requirements that appear to be lacking;
- Transmit in sealed packages all the applications, proof of fee payment and additional supporting documents submitted by the client directly to the Visa Office;
- Return sealed packages containing the final decision to the clients.
Biometrics and Self-service
- Collect and secure digital transfer of biometrics (fingerprints and photograph);
- Provide public access to computer terminals to facilitate on-line submission of applications.
Recording and tracking
- Maintain records of all applications and associated proof of fee payment and records of passport movement, in a form and manner approved by the IRCC;
- Ensure access to online tracking of visa applications.
For more information on how to submit your visa application, please visit the official website of