Published by Gabriel Oliveira
on April 18, 2020

FSW Step 22 - Send passport to VAC

Shortly after you have your application approved, you will be asked to mail your passport (and your family members) to a Visa Application Center (VAC). They will then stamp it with your visa, and mail it back to you.

This stamp is not yet your Permanent Resident card. It is "only" a visa that allows you to travel to Canada only once, to do your landing.

VAC's are entities that work with Canada government to handle some process like biometrics and passport stamping. You will receive a Passport Request Letter with instructions on where and how to send your passport to them.

You might also be able to take your passport (and other required documents) in person, depending on your assigned VAC - Get in touch with them to know the right process to do so.

Note: If you will mail your passport, make sure you use a safe carrier, with a tracking system.


Note: Most of VACs around the world are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Visit this IRCC page for more information.


To find out more about Visa Application Centers, visit this IRCC page.


FSW Steps

FSW Step 1 - Understand the whole process

FSW Step 2 - Check eligibility

FSW Step 3 - Inform dependents

FSW Step 4 - Find out your NOC

FSW Step 5 - Get passport(s) ready

FSW Step 6 - Do English Exam

FSW Step 7 - Get an ECA

FSW Step 8 - Create and submit profile

FSW Step 9 - Wait for ITA

FSW Step 10 - Fill out the online form

FSW Step 11 - Get Police Certificates

FSW Step 12 - Get Medical Exams

FSW Step 13 - Get Proof of Funds

FSW Step 14 - Get Work Experience Letters

FSW Step 15 - Translate all documents

FSW Step 16 - Scan and upload documents

FSW Step 17 - Pay the fees

FSW Step 18 - Submit application

FSW Step 19 - Receive request for Biometrics

FSW Step 20 - Schedule and do Biometrics

FSW Step 21 - Wait for approval

FSW Step 22 - Send passport to VAC

FSW Step 23 - Receive COPR + visa

FSW Step 24 - Arrange travel

FSW Step 25 - Do the landing

FSW Step 26 - Receive PR Card


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