I have submitted my application for Canadian Visa online. Now they are asking me to send them my passport along with other documents like Consent form etc, which are listed in documents checklist provided at their website.

In the documents checklist there is a VAC service charge (if applicable). VAC stands for Visa Application Charge. As I have submitted my application online through MyCIC account, I want to know, do I need to submit VAC service charge as well?

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    Sorry, what's VAC ?
    – blackbird
    Jun 22, 2015 at 15:07
  • What do the instructions say? Also, where are you applying from?
    – phoog
    Jun 22, 2015 at 17:18
  • I'm surprised you managed to submit the application without them asking you for payment. I just went through the steps and they clearly ask you how you intend to pay, did you hit that step ?
    – blackbird
    Jun 23, 2015 at 0:34
  • Also, as far as I know, you only need to submit proof of payment for them to verify. The online payment page should have generated some sort of receipt for you to submit with the application
    – blackbird
    Jun 23, 2015 at 0:35
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    i have payed the visa application charge, which is CAD 100. But VAC charge is different csc-cvac.com/en-US/selfservice/cvac_application_processing
    – maven25
    Jun 23, 2015 at 0:44

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VAC stands for Visa Application Center and not Charges. As far as i know, you can either apply though VAC offices or online. If you apply online you won't need to pay the VAC charges.

I applied online and only paid for the VISA + Biometrics fees.

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    Biometric fee includes the VAC service charge BTW. Jan 14, 2017 at 17:38

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