Notice – Visa and immigration services offered in Santo Domingo and Port of Spain

January 26, 2010 — The Embassy of Canada in Port-au-Prince was damaged by the earthquake and services are extremely limited. Nationals normally served by the visa office in Port-au-Prince are asked to submit their applications to other offices in the area.

Applications for temporary resident visas

Applicants from the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Until further notice, the Embassy of Canada in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will process temporary resident visa applications from applicants from the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

How to apply

Check the website for the Embassy of Canada in Santo Domingo for details on what is needed to apply.

You may mail in or drop off your application at the office in Santo Domingo.

Office location: The Canadian Embassy
Av. Winston Churchill 1099
Torre Citigroup en Acrópolis Center, piso 18
Ensanche Piantini, Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic

Mailing address: The Canadian Embassy
Immigration Section
P.O. Box 2054
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic

Applicants from French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, Martinique, Saba, St. Barthelêmy, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, and St. Martin

The Embassy of Canada in Port-au-Prince normally processes visitor and immigration application for nationals or residents from French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, and St. Martin.

Until further notice, the Canadian High Commission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, will process temporary resident visa applications from applicants from the above countries.

You may mail in or drop off your application at the office in Port of Spain.

Office location: Canadian High Commission
Immigration Section
Maple House 3-3A Sweet Briar Road
St. Clair
Port of Spain

Mailing address: Canadian High Commission
Immigration Section
P.O. Box 565
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago

Applications for permanent resident visas

The process for permanent resident visa applications has not changed for family class sponsorship and federal skilled worker applications. New applications for permanent residence should still be submitted to one of the Case Processing Centres in Canada:

Information on where applications should be sent for provincial nominees, Quebec-selected skilled workers, and other economic classes (investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed persons) will be provided at a later date.

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