Canadian visa centers are opening in Russia

New visa centers of Canada are opening at the territory of Russian Federation. They are located in Rostov-on-Don, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg.

Visa Application Centres will accept applications for visas of different categories (visitor visas, permits to study and work). Each visa application center provides the following services:

  • answer questions in local languages and make sure that applications are complete
  • transmit application documents and passports to the visa office securely
  • return passport and decision documents securely
  • offer a tracking service
  • schedule interviews and provide application photographs and photocopies for a fee
  • provide access to a computer to apply online (study, work permits and visitor visa only)
  • collect biometrics (fingerprints and photograph)

The information about each visa application center is available at

All visa centers are operated by VFS Global , which provides outsourcing services and technological support for the diplomatic missions and governments worldwide. VFS Global has 1030 visa centers and operates in 81 countries on the five continents.