Canadian High Commisions and Embassies Discontinue Visa Service at Certain Locations.
Apr 30, 2012 —
Notice – Canadian Embassies at Germany and Japan and at the Canadian High Commissions in Malaysia and Bangladesh terminate the visa assistance.
With an instant effect from April 30, 2012, the Visa and Immigration Section at the Canadian Embassies in Berlin (Germany) and Tokyo (Japan), and the Canadian High Commissions in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) have suspended services.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is revisiting its method of functioning in Canada and internationally. The key parameters of change are modernization, centralization, and accelerating the service processing. This would reduce the overheads considerably. The visa processing will continue for aspirants of these countries, however, the application process will be carried on through the neighboring countries.
New temporary resident applications:
Singapore Visa office would now process the applications earlier processed by Kuala Lumpur office.
All Temporary resident applications earlier directed to the visa office in Dhaka, will now be entertained and processed by the Singapore Visa Office. The aspirants can also direct their applications via the Visa Offices in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet.
The applicants being directed to Berlin Visa office, should now be sent to the Visa Office in Visa office in Vienna.
Eventually, all applications being sent to the Visa office in Tokyo should be now put forward to the Visa office in Manila.
However, the applications being submitted under the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's (DFAIT) International Experience Canada program (IEC), need to still be directed to the Canadian Embassies in Berlin or Tokyo. The applications will be first scrutinized by DFAIT and then redirected to the suitable Visa Office in Vienna (for Berlin) or Manila (for Tokyo) for final course of action.
New permanent resident applications:
The fresh applications for the Federal and Quebec Skilled Worker Programs, Federal Immigrant Investor Program, Provincial Nominee Program and Canada Experience Class will continue to be processed in the same way. They still need to be still first submitted to Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (CIO-S).
All applications which clear the eligibility parameters would be directed to the concerned visa office for the further course of action.
Self-employed individuals and Quebec-selected business applications still need to be directed to the visa offices, and this would follow the redirection process as mentioned above.
If you already submitted an application:
All Temporary Resident applications, received by the Visa Offices rendered nonoperational now, will be redirected to the Visa Offices now responsible, where the further course of action will take place.
Thus, all applications already being processed at the visa offices in Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka, Berlin, and Tokyo will progress to fruition.
Economic and Family Class applications that have already been received by the CIO-S or CPC-M and that have cleared the eligibility parameters will be sent to the suitable visa office. The aspirants do not need to enquire if their applications have already been sent.