Visa offices outside Canada: Countries / Territories and corresponding Canadian visa offices

Use our interactive map to find out where you should send your application for a permanent resident visa, temporary resident visa, study permit or work permit

Applicants for Permanent Residence
You must select the visa office that serves your country of nationality or the country where you have been legally admitted for at least one year.

All new Economic Class applications must first be mailed to the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

All new Family Class applications must first be mailed to the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

In your application, you must select the visa office where your application will be processed. Please consult the chart below to find your visa office.

Applicants for Temporary Resident Visas, Study Permits and Work Permits

If you need to give biometrics (fingerprints and photograph), and you are applying on paper, please do not mail in your application. Submit your application in person to the visa application centre (VAC) nearest you. VAC staff will check that your application is complete and will confirm that you have paid the correct fees before you can give your biometrics. If you are applying from within the United States, submit your application online.

Otherwise, select the visa office that serves your country of residence, your country of nationality or the country where you have been legally admitted to learn of the options available to you.

Applicants for Travel Documents (Permanent Residents Abroad)
If you are a permanent resident outside of Canada and you need proof of status so that you can return to Canada, you should apply at the Canadian visa office that serves the country you’re in.

Consult the chart below to find out where to submit your application.

COUNTRY/TERRITORY CANADIAN VISA OFFICE
Applications for Permanent Resident Visas Applications for Temporary Resident Visas, Study Permits or Work Permits Applications for Travel Documents (Permanent Residents Abroad)
A
Afghanistan New Delhi Islamabad Islamabad
Albania Rome Rome Rome
Algeria Paris

Algiers (in person for processing in Paris)

Paris (if sent by courier)

Algiers(in person for processing in Paris)

Paris (if sent by courier)

American Samoa Sydney Sydney Sydney
Andorra Paris Paris Paris
Angola Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
Anguilla Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Antigua and Barbuda Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Argentina Mexico City Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Armenia Moscow Moscow Moscow
Aruba

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

Ascension Accra Accra Accra
Australia Sydney Sydney Sydney
Austria Vienna Vienna Vienna
Azerbaijan Ankara Ankara Ankara
B
Bahamas Kingston Kingston Kingston
Bahrain

Abu Dhabi

Federal economic immigration applications are processed in London

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
Bangladesh Singapore Singapore Singapore
Barbados Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Belarus Warsaw Warsaw Warsaw
Belgium Paris Paris Paris
Belize Mexico City Guatemala City Guatemala City
Benin Accra Accra Accra
Bermuda New York

Visitor visas: New York

Work Permits: New York

Temporary Resident Permits, Rehabilitation and Authority to Return to Canada: New York

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

New York
Bhutan New Delhi New Delhi New Delhi
Bolivia

Lima

Business Class applications are processed in Mexico City

Lima Lima
Bonaire

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Vienna Vienna Vienna
Botswana Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
Brazil Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Sao Paulo
British Indian Ocean Territory Colombo Colombo Colombo
Brunei Singapore Singapore Singapore
Bulgaria Bucharest Bucharest Bucharest
Burkina-Faso Dakar Dakar Dakar
Burma (Myanmar, Union of) Singapore Bangkok Bangkok
Burundi Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
C
Cambodia Singapore Bangkok Bangkok
Cameroon Dakar Dakar Dakar
Canada
(for temporary lawful resident only)
See your application instruction guide to find out where to submit your application

Study permits: In person or by mail at the visa application centre in Los Angeles

Work permits: By mail to the New York visa office

Visitor visa for study or work permit holders: CPC-O

New visitor visa: You must apply from outside Canada.

Temporary resident status extensions: CPC -V

N/A
Canary Islands Paris Paris Paris
Cape Verde Dakar Dakar

Dakar

Caroline Islands Manila Manila Manila
Cayman Islands Kingston Kingston Kingston
Central African Republic Dakar Dakar Dakar
Chad Dakar Dakar Dakar
Channel Islands London London London
Chile Mexico City Santiago Santiago
China (People’s Republic of China) Beijing
Hong Kong (see details for regions)

For a temporary resident visa or a work permit, apply to Beijing, Hong Kong or Shanghai

For a study permit, apply to Beijing or Hong Kong

Beijing
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Christmas Island Sydney Sydney Sydney
Colombia

Family Class: Bogota

Economic Class: Mexico City

Bogota Bogota
Comoros Island Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Cook Islands Sydney Sydney Sydney
Costa Rica Mexico City Guatemala City Guatemala City
Croatia Vienna Vienna Vienna
Cuba Havana Havana Havana
Curaçao

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

Cyprus

Tel Aviv

Business Class applications are processed in Ankara

Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
Czech Republic Vienna Vienna
(Read the November 15, 2013 visa office notice.)
Vienna
(Read the November 15, 2013 visa office notice.)
D
Democratic Republic of the Congo Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Denmark London London London
Djibouti Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Dominica Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
E
East Timor Singapore Jakarta Jakarta
Easter Island Santiago Santiago Santiago
Ecuador

Family Class: Bogota

Economic Class: Mexico City

Bogota Bogota
Egypt Cairo Cairo Cairo
El Salvador Mexico City Guatemala City Guatemala City
England London London London
Equatorial Guinea Dakar Dakar Dakar
Eritrea Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Estonia Warsaw Warsaw Warsaw
Ethiopia Nairobi

Addis Ababa (in person for processing in Nairobi)

Nairobi (if sent by courier)

Addis Ababa (in person for processing in Nairobi)

Nairobi (if sent by courier)

F
Falkland Islands Buenos Aires
London
Buenos Aires
London
Buenos Aires
London
Faroe Islands London London London
Federated States of Micronesia Manila Manila Manila
Fiji Sydney Sydney Sydney
Finland London London London
France Paris Paris Paris
French Guiana Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
French Polynesia Sydney Sydney Sydney
G
Gabon Dakar Dakar Dakar
Gambia Accra Accra Accra
Georgia Ankara Ankara Ankara
Germany Vienna Vienna Vienna
Ghana Accra Accra Accra
Gibraltar Paris
London
Paris
London
Paris
London
Greece Rome Rome Rome
Greenland London London London
Grenada Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Guadeloupe Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Guam Manila Manila Manila
Guatemala Mexico City Guatemala City Guatemala City
Guinea In person at International Organization for Migration office in Conakry, for processing in Dakar

Dakar (if sent by courier)

Accra refugees only

In person at the office of the IOM in Conakry, for processing in Dakar

Dakar (if sent by courier)

In person at the office of the IOM in Conakry, for processing in Dakar

Dakar (if sent by courier)

Guinea-Bissau Dakar Dakar Dakar
Guyana Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
H
Haiti

Port-au-Prince

Economic Class applications are processed in Mexico City

Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince
Honduras Mexico City Guatemala City Guatemala City
Hong Kong (SAR) Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong
Hungary Vienna Vienna Vienna
I
Iceland London London London
India New Delhi New Delhi
Chandigarh
New Delhi
Chandigarh
Indonesia Singapore Jakarta Jakarta
Iran Ankara Ankara Ankara
Iraq

Amman

Business Class applications are processed in Ankara

Amman Amman
Ireland London London London
Israel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
Italy Rome Rome Rome
Ivory Coast Dakar Dakar Dakar
J
Jamaica Kingston Kingston Kingston
Japan Manila Manila Manila
Johnston Atoll Manila Manila Manila
Jordan

Amman

Business Class applications are processed in Ankara

Amman Amman
K
Kazakhstan Moscow Moscow Moscow
Kenya Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Kiribati Sydney Sydney Sydney
Kosovo Vienna Vienna Vienna
Kosrae Manila Manila Manila
Kuwait

Abu Dhabi

Federal economic immigration applications are processed in London

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
Kyrgyzstan Moscow Moscow Moscow
L
Laos Singapore Bangkok Bangkok
Latvia Warsaw Warsaw Warsaw
Lebanon

Beirut

Business Class applications are processed in Ankara

Beirut Beirut
Lesotho Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
Liberia Accra Accra Accra
Libya Paris

Tripoli(in person, for processing in Tunis)

Tunis (if sent by courier)

Tripoli(in person, for processing in Tunis)

Tunis (if sent by courier)

Liechtenstein Paris Paris Paris
Lithuania Warsaw Warsaw Warsaw
Luxembourg Paris Paris Paris
M
Macao Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong
Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of) Vienna Vienna Vienna
Madagascar (Republic of) Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Madeira Paris Paris Paris
Malawi Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
Malaysia Singapore Singapore Singapore
Maldives Colombo Colombo Colombo
Mali Dakar

Dakar

Dakar

Malta Rome Rome Rome
Marianas Manila Manila Manila
Marie-Galante Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Marshall Islands (Republic of the) Manila Manila Manila
Martinique Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Mauritania Dakar Dakar Dakar
Mauritius Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Mayotte Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Mexico Mexico City Mexico City Mexico City
Micronesia (Federated States of) Manila Manila Manila
Midway Island Manila Manila Manila
Moldova Bucharest Bucharest Bucharest
Monaco Paris Paris Paris
Mongolia Beijing

Hong Kong (see details for regions)
Beijing Beijing
Montenegro Vienna Vienna Vienna
Montserrat Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Morocco Rabat Rabat Rabat
Mozambique Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
Myanmar, Union of (Burma) Singapore Bangkok Bangkok
N
Namibia Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
Nauru Sydney Sydney Sydney
Nepal New Delhi New Delhi New Delhi
Netherlands Vienna Vienna Vienna
New Caledonia Sydney Sydney Sydney
New Zealand Sydney Sydney Sydney
Nicaragua Mexico City Guatemala City Guatemala City
Niger Dakar

Niamey (in person for processing in Dakar)

Dakar (if sent by courier)

Niamey (in person for processing in Dakar)

Dakar (if sent by courier)

Nigeria Accra Lagos Lagos
Niue Sydney Sydney Sydney
Norfolk Island Sydney Sydney Sydney
North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Beijing

Hong Kong (see details for regions)
Beijing Beijing
Northern Ireland London London London
Northern Mariana Islands Manila Manila Manila
Norway London London London
O
Oman

Abu Dhabi

Federal economic immigration applications are processed in London

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
P
Pakistan London Islamabad Islamabad
Palau (or Belau) Manila Manila Manila
Palestinian Authority (Gaza) Cairo Cairo Cairo
Palestinian Authority (West Bank) Tel Aviv Amman Amman
Panama Mexico City Guatemala City Guatemala City
Papua New Guinea Sydney Sydney Sydney
Paraguay Mexico City Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Peru

Lima

Economic Class applications are processed in Mexico City

Lima Lima
Philippines Manila Manila Manila
Pitcairn Islands Sydney Sydney Sydney
Poland Warsaw Warsaw Warsaw
Ponape Manila Manila Manila
Portugal Paris Paris Paris
Puerto Rico CPC-O

Visitor visas: New York or Los Angeles

Study Permits: Los Angeles

Work Permits: New York

Temporary Resident Permits, Rehabilitation and Authority to Return to Canada: New York or Los Angeles.

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

Los Angeles
New York

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

Q
Qatar

Abu Dhabi

Federal economic immigration applications are processed in London

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
R
Republic of Congo Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Reunion Nairobi Paris Nairobi
Romania Bucharest Bucharest Bucharest
Russia Moscow Moscow Moscow
Rwanda Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
S
Saba Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Samoa (Independent State of) Sydney Sydney Sydney
Samoa (American) Sydney Sydney Sydney
San Marino Rome Rome Rome
Sao Tome and Principe Accra Accra Accra
Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi

Economic Class applications are processed in London

Riyadh Riyadh
Scotland London London London
Senegal Dakar Dakar Dakar
Serbia Vienna Vienna Vienna
Seychelles Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Sierra Leone Accra Accra Accra
Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore
Slovakia Vienna Vienna Vienna
Slovenia Vienna Vienna Vienna
Solomon Islands Sydney Sydney Sydney
Somalia Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
South Africa Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
South Korea
(Republic of Korea)
See Manila

(Read January 28, 2013 visa office notice.)

See Manila

(Read January 28, 2013 visa office notice.)

See Manila

(Read January 28, 2013 visa office notice.)

South Sudan Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Spain Paris Paris Paris
Sri Lanka Colombo Colombo Colombo
St. Barthélemy Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
St. Eustatius Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
St. Helena Accra Accra Accra
St. Kitts and Nevis (Federation of) Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
St. Lucia Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
St. Maarten/St. Martin Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
St. Pierre et Miquelon Paris

Visitor visas: New York, Los Angeles or Paris

Study Permits: Los Angeles or Paris

Work Permits: New York or Paris

Temporary Resident Permits, Rehabilitation and Authority to Return to Canada: New York, Los Angeles or Paris.

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

Paris
New York
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Sudan Cairo Cairo Cairo
Suriname Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Svalbard London London London
Swaziland Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
Sweden London London London
Switzerland Paris

Paris

For a study permit or a work permit, apply to Paris or Vienna

Paris
Syria

Amman

Business Class applications are processed in Ankara

Amman
Beirut
Amman
Beirut
T
Tahiti Sydney Sydney Sydney
Taiwan

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Hong Kong
Tajikistan Moscow Moscow Moscow
Tanzania Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Thailand Singapore Bangkok Bangkok
Togo Accra Accra Accra
Tokelau Sydney Sydney Sydney
Tonga Sydney Sydney Sydney
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Tristan da Cunha Accra Accra Accra
Truk Island Manila Manila Manila
Tunisia Paris Tunis Tunis
Turkey Ankara Ankara Ankara
Turkmenistan Ankara Ankara Ankara
Turks and Caicos Islands Kingston Kingston Kingston
Tuvalu Sydney Sydney Sydney
U
Uganda Nairobi Kampala, for processing in Nairobi Nairobi
Ukraine Kyiv Kyiv Kyiv
United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

Federal economic immigration applications are processed in London

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom London London London
United States of America CPC-O

Visitor visas, Temporary Resident Permits, Rehabilitation and Authority to Return to Canada: New York or Los Angeles

Study permits and study permits for work permit holders: Los Angeles

Work Permits and work permits for study permit holders: New York

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

Los Angeles
New York

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

Uruguay Mexico City Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands Manila Manila Manila
Uzbekistan Moscow Moscow Moscow
V
Vanuatu Sydney Sydney Sydney
Vatican City Rome Rome Rome
Venezuela

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

See Mexico City

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

Vietnam Singapore Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City
Virgin Islands (British) Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Virgin Islands (US) CPC-O

Visitor visas: New York or Los Angeles

Study Permits: Los Angeles

Work Permits: New York

Temporary Resident Permits, Rehabilitation and Authority to Return to Canada: New York or Los Angeles.

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice)

Los Angeles
New York

(Read January 29, 2013 visa office notice.)

W
Wake Island Manila Manila Manila
Wales London London London
Wallis and Futuna Sydney Sydney Sydney
Western Sahara Rabat Rabat Rabat
Y
Yap Island Manila Manila Manila
Yemen

Abu Dhabi

Federal economic immigration applications are processed in London

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
Z
Zambia Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
Zimbabwe Pretoria

For a temporary resident visa or a study permit, apply to Harare

For a work permit, apply to Pretoria

Pretoria
Seafarers on tankers at sea destined to offload oil and gas in the Atlantic provinces   For a work permit, apply to London or New York  

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