Visa Application Centres are re-opening in India
The Canadian government has just announced that its Visa Application Centres (VACs) in India will resume services tomorrow, on November 20, 2020.
In a new tweet, the government stated it will schedule limited biometrics appointments in Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.
Resuming biometrics is the last remaining major obstacle for those in India who are exempt from Canada's coronavirus travel restrictions.
While international students have been exempt from Canada's travel restrictions as of October 20, Indian students who have not submitted biometrics before could not travel to Canada. The same could be said for family class and skilled worker immigrants who are also exempt from the travel restrictions.
Now that VACs in India are resuming services, those who are exempt from Canada's travel restrictions will be able to submit their biometrics so they can complete their immigration application processes in support of their eventual arrival to Canada.
If Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued a unique Biometric Instructions Letter (BIL) to you, you will receive more instructions to your email ID on file about how to schedule your biometric appointment.