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

Paris

Paris

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 Warsaw Moscow Moscow
Aruba

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

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: 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

New York

New York
Bhutan New Delhi New Delhi New Delhi
Bolivia

Lima

Economic immigration: Mexico City

Lima Lima
Bonaire

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

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

Visitor visas:
You must apply to the visa office responsible for your country of nationality, or to a visa office in a country where you have been legally admitted.

Visitor visas for study or work permit holders (permit must still be valid): CPC-O

Study permits: Los Angeles
Work permits: New York

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 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
China (People’s Republic of China) Beijing
Hong Kong (see details for regions)

Beijing
Hong Kong
Shanghai

Beijing
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Christmas Island Sydney Sydney Sydney
Colombia

Bogota

Economic immigration: 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

Economic immigration, sponsorship of parents and grandparents: Mexico City

Havana Havana
Curaçao

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Cyprus

Tel Aviv

Federal business immigration: Ankara

Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
Czech Republic Vienna Vienna Vienna
D
Democratic Republic of the Congo Dakar Dakar Dakar
Denmark London London London
Djibouti Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Dominica Port of Spain Port of Spain Port of Spain
Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo

Economic immigration, sponsorship of parents and grandparents: Mexico City

Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
E
East Timor Singapore Jakarta Jakarta
Easter Island Mexico City Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Ecuador

Bogota

Economic immigration: Mexico City

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

Nairobi

F
Falkland Islands

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 Dakar Dakar Dakar
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

Dakar

Refugees: Accra

Dakar

Dakar

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

Port-au-Prince

Economic immigration: 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
Bangalore
New Delhi
Chandigarh
Bangalore
Indonesia Singapore Jakarta Jakarta
Iran Ankara Ankara Ankara
Iraq

Amman

Federal business immigration: 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

Federal business immigration: Ankara

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

Abu Dhabi

Federal economic immigration: London

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

Beirut

Federal business immigration: Ankara

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

Tunis

Tunis

Liechtenstein Paris

 

Paris

Study or Work permits: Paris or Vienna

 

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) Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
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 Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
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

Family Sponsorship and Federal Skilled Worker: Beijing

Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Worker Class, Business Immigration Program (Federal and Quebec): Hong Kong

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

Dakar

Dakar

Nigeria Accra

Lagos

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

Family Sponsorship and Federal Skilled Worker: Beijing

Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Worker Class, Business Immigration Program (Federal and Quebec): Hong Kong

Beijing Beijing
Northern Ireland London London London
Northern Mariana Islands Manila Manila Manila
Norway London London London
O
Oman

Abu Dhabi

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

Study Permits: Los Angeles

Work Permits: New York

Los Angeles
New York

Q
Qatar

Abu Dhabi

Federal economic immigration: London

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
R
Republic of Congo Dakar Dakar Dakar
Reunion Nairobi Paris Nairobi
Romania Bucharest Bucharest Bucharest
Russia Warsaw 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

Federal economic immigration: 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)

Manila

Manila

Manila

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

Study Permits: Los Angeles or Paris

Work Permits: New York or Paris

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

Study permits or Work permits: Paris or Vienna

Paris
Syria

Amman

Federal business immigration: Ankara

Amman
Beirut
Amman
Beirut
T
Tahiti Sydney Sydney Sydney
Taiwan

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Hong Kong
Tajikistan Warsaw 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 Nairobi Nairobi
Ukraine Kyiv Kyiv Kyiv
United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

Federal economic immigration: 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 : Los Angeles

Work Permits : New York

Los Angeles
New York

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

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

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

Study Permits: Los Angeles

Work Permits: New York

Los Angeles
New York

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: London

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
Z
Zambia Nairobi Nairobi Nairobi
Zimbabwe Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria
Seafarers on tankers at sea destined to offload oil and gas in the Atlantic provinces N/A Work permits: London or New York N/A

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