Visa Application Centres to open around the world to assist travellers coming to Canada

The Government of Canada announces the winning bid for new
Visa Application Centre contract

OTTAWAFeb. 23, 2018 /CNW/ – Visa Application Centres (VAC) are a very cost-effective way for the Government of Canada to provide services to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applicants around the world.

The Government of Canada is pleased to announce the winning supplier for the VAC contract: VF Worldwide Holdings Ltd.

On behalf of IRCC, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) awarded this contract through a fair, open and transparent process. The initial value of this contract is estimated at $26 M.

Canada uses a network of Visa Application Centres around the world, where each year, hundreds of thousands of people submit their applications and, if required, provide biometrics (fingerprints and a photo) to come to Canada.

Since 2000, VACs have helped provide administrative support to visa applicants before, during and after their application is assessed at a Canadian visa office.

Canada is expanding the network of Visa Application Centres over the next two years. By November 2019, there will be at least 149 VAC locations in 99 countries.

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