Canada visa application centre reopens in Dubai

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 1 June 2020: Under the directives received from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), VFS Global has reopened its Canada Visa Application Centre in Dubai with strict health and safety guidelines in place.

Located at the Wafi Mall, 3rd Floor, 2 Umm Hurair 2, Dubai, the centre restarted operations from 31 May and will initially limit its visa services to:

  1. Accepting biometric collection from customers who have prior appointment and biometric instruction letter.
  2. Return of passport/supporting documents through courier services

In order to ensure a safe, productive work environment for employees, while still protecting communities to the maximum extent possible from the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, VFS Global has established standardized protective measures to be followed across the centre including specific social distancing and sanitation mandates.

All customers are subjected to body temperature checks at the entrance of the centre to assess their health conditions. Any customer exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms, including high fever, cough and difficulty in breathing will not be permitted to enter the center and requested to return once the health condition improves. Additionally, all customers and VFS Global employees are required to wear a face mask and gloves within the centre.



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