Visa office in Shanghai, China (People’s Republic of)

Responsible for Permanent Resident Applications from:

The Shanghai visa office no longer processes PR applications; see Hong Kong (SAR)

Note: If you wish to apply for permanent residence under the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trade, Canadian Experience Class, or some Provincial Nominee programs, you must apply online via Express Entry.

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

Responsible for Temporary Resident Applications from:

(Includes visitors, students, temporary workers and permanent resident travel documents)

China (People’s Republic of)


Case specific:

Visa Application Centre (VAC)

VACs offer services for temporary resident applications (visitors, students and workers) and permanent resident travel documents.

VAC locations:

VACs accept applications for:

  • study permits
  • work permits
  • visitor visas (temporary resident visa)
  • travel documents for permanent residents

More about VACs: Locations and services

CIC offices

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