The Canada Visa Application Centre reopens in Dubai

  • The centre to restart operations from 31 May 2020
  • Provides limited visa services from Sunday to Thursday between 1000 to 1800 hrs

Under the  directives received from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), VFS Global, the world’s largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has reopened its Canada Visa Application Centre in Dubai with strict health and safety guidelines in place.

Located at the Wafi Mall, 3rd Floor, 2 Umm Hurair 2, Dubai, the centre restarts operations from 31 May 2020 and will initially limit its visa services to:

  1. Accepting biometric collection from customers who have prior appointment and biometric instruction letter (BIL).
  2. Return of passport/supporting documents through courier services

In order to ensure a safe, productive work environment for employees, while still protecting communities to the maximum extent possible from the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, VFS Global has established standardized protective measures to be followed across the centre including specific social distancing and sanitation mandates.

All customers are subjected to body temperature checks at the entrance of the centre to assess their health conditions. Any customer exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including high fever, cough and difficulty in breathing will not be permitted to enter the center and requested to return once the health condition improves. Additionally, all customers and VFS Global employees are required to wear a face mask and gloves within the centre.

About VFS Global
VFS Global is the world’s largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. VFS Global has a Swiss parentage and is a portfolio company of EQT, a leading global private equity firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. With 3402 Application Centres, operations in 144 countries across five continents and over 223 million applications processed (since inception in 2001) as on 30 April 2020, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 64 client governments.

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