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New Canadian visa application centre now open in Port of Spain
Published on June 24, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The new and improved visa application centre (VAC) in Port of Spain, Trinidad, is now open and ready to accept applications for visas to Canada.

Updated Application Procedures:

Applicants may apply for temporary resident visas and/or permanent resident travel documents using any of the following methods:

1. Apply in person at one of the two visa application centres:
    4 Warner Street, New Town, Port of Spain, Trinidad
    New opening hours: 7am to 6pm
    Telephone: (868) 224-3098

    E. M. Grant International Business Centre
    107 Duke Street, Georgetown, Guyana
    Opening hours: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
    Telephone: 1-613-686-3821 (call centre)

2. Apply by mail to either of the VACs – see websites for more details.

3. Apply online through the MyCIC portal:
    Connect to to get started.
    Note: persons who apply online do not need to send their passport until requested to do so by the High Commission of Canada.

Biometrics Procedures:

Citizens of certain countries are required to submit biometrics along with their applications. If you are required to submit biometrics, you should visit the VAC in person well in advance of your intended travel date. To see if you are required to provide biometrics, please visit

Immigration Appointments:

The High Commission of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago will be open to clients by appointment only. A letter of invitation/interview convocation letter is required to gain entry.

Specific enquiries in regards to applications in progress can be emailed to: Be sure to include the applicant’s full name, date of birth and file number if known in all correspondence with our office. As per Canada’s privacy laws, personal information will be only be disclosed to representatives authorized by the applicant and/or to the email addressed declared on the file.

For additional information on immigration programs and services, visit: or
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