Applying for a Canada Visa In India? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Canada Visa_ New Update for Indians

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2022 by Heena Ganotra, Last updated on Aug 3rd, 2022

If you need to apply for a visa to Canada in India, you need to submit your application along with the required documents at your local VFS Global Center. After you complete the online application form, you need to send the physical copies of your passport, application form, and supporting documents to the center. This can be done by post or by walk-in. Previously, the local VFS Global centers in India only allowed walk-ins on Saturday, between 9 AM and 2 PM. That has now changed. 

New Walk-In Service for Canadian Visa Applications

From 1st of August, 2022, Canadian visa applicants can submit their passport with prior appointment and pick-up their decision envelopes through the walk-in service Monday to Friday between 9 AM to 5 PM. The Saturday walk-in service mentioned earlier will be discontinued from this date. 

If you want to drop off your passport, you need to book an appointment first and then visit the center at the scheduled time. If you wish to collect your passport and decision packet, you can drop by during office hours to pick them up without any appointment. Just make sure you have confirmation that the packet has arrived before you visit. 

VFS Centers in India 

There are ten Visa Application Centers in India that are all operated by VFS Global. These centers are located in:

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bengaluru 
  • Chennai
  • Chandigarh 
  • Ahmedabad
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata 
  • Jalandhar 
  • Pune

You can find the addresses to these centers online and visit them for Canadian visa related concerns. Visit the VFS website for any concerns. 

How to Set Up An Appointment for Canada Visa Application in India?

If you wish to apply for a visa, you need to complete the application form online and print out all the forms and documents required. The online application and the physical copy of the application should always be the same. Once you have finished your application process, you can book an appointment by filling out this form for passport submission. Make sure you enter an Indian mobile number for the appointment. 

The system will generate an OTP that you can use to schedule the appointment. The appointment letter that you receive will be valid for 30 days. If you don’t drop of the passport on the scheduled time, you will need to book an appointment again. 


Q. How much do I need to pay for the appointment?

Ans: Passport submission appointments are free of cost. You don’t need to pay anything aside from the Canadian visa application fees. If you are asked to pay any fees, please double-check the information provided and contact the center directly. Do not fall victim to fraud. 

Q. How will I receive my appointment mail?

Ans: You will receive your appointment letter on the email ID you submitted on your form. The mail will be from If you don’t receive the email, please check your spam folder first before contacting your local VFS Global Center. 

Q. Do I need individual appointments for every applicant?

Ans: Yes, even if you’re visiting Canada with multiple companions and have applied for a visa at the same time, you still need to schedule separate passport drop-off appointments. 

If you have any questions, you can visit the VFS Global website to know more. If you’re ready for a trip to Canada and need to book a ticket, contact us at MyTicketsToIndia! We provide bumper deals and exciting discounts on flights to Canada from India!


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