By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 26 August 2013:
The Canadian embassy has outsourced its visa application process to the international company VFS Global.
VFS Global announced the opening of the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) operated by International Organization for Migration (IOM) Libya on August 19, 2013.
“CVAC is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorised to accept applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canada’s permanent residents in Libya”, VFS Global reported in its statement.
“CVAC is authorized to provide administrative support services, such as; the collection of visa applications, fees and return of passports in sealed decision envelopes to applicants. CVAC can also assist in scheduling interviews on behalf of the Canada visa office”, VFS Global explained.
The company also explained that “the decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). All applications will be assessed in accordance with Canada’s immigration visa rules and guidelines. CVAC has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice”.
Fourther information contact: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Maiorca Street, near Al Andalos Mosque, Hay Al Andalos, Tripoli
P.O. Box 6748 Hay Al Andalos Post Office Tripoli