Prices start at $25
Visa Services Canada normally charges a flat service fee of $75 for visas to most countries in the world: a significant saving over the competition.
The lowest price for a visa service is $25. Most visa services cost a flat fee of $75. Special visa services (such as Brazil and Nigeria) cost between $85. and $125. Fast visa services cost $150. to $250.
The final price you pay is the total of the embassy's visa price (varies), the VSC service fee (usually $75), and the secure return package cost (usually $30), money order charges (usually $6.50), plus taxes.
Payments are made in Canadian dollars by secure credit card. Visa Services Canada will accept payment by money order, certified bank cheque, wire transfer, or company cheque only by prior arrangement.
BUSINESS PRIORITY ONE FAST TRACK SERVICE
VSC provides business PRIORITY ONE FAST TRACK service to interested clients who need the fastest service available from the embassy and courier. Clients selecting this service are automatically processed on a rush/fast basis, and return couriers are on an early delivery schedule.
VSC provides several services at reasonable prices. These fees are valid as of 01 March 2013.
BASIC VISA PROCESSING FEES
- Australian ETA visa service $25.
- Basic regular visa service $75.
- Fast visa service $150.
- Special case regular visa service $95 - $125.
- Basic visa service at embassy or consulate in USA $125.
- Fast visa service at embassy or consulate in USA $200.
PERSONAL DATA ENTRY
- Personal consultation in VSC office to prepare applications $75. per hour.
- VSC staff enter your data on the visa form due to personal request or embassy requirement $25. per application.
NOTARY, AUTHENTICATION & LEGALIZATION, APOSTILLE
- Notarization by our lawyer of Canadian documents $50. per document, page or signature.
- Authentication at DFAIT only, $75. for first document, plus $25 for each additional.
- Authentication at DFAIT - same day, $150. for first document, plus $50 for each additional.
- Authentication at DFAIT and delivery to embassy in Canada for legalization service $100 for first document, plus $50 for each additional document; or $500 for a package of ten documents.
- Criminal Records check with fingerprints at RCMP $100.
- Embassy legalization is charged as per individual embassy price.
- Basic translation of one page into other language $300.
- Translation of police record & fingerprints into Portuguese for Angola, and notary, $350 - $550.
COPIES / SCANS / FAXES
- Copies, scans and faxes are charged at a rate of $1.00 per page.
MONEY ORDER FEES
- Money order fees for payment of visa fees to embassies, high commissions, or consulates, $7.00 per money order.
- Due to increased fuel charges by shipping companies in 2012, the basic shipping return price is $30. to anywhere in Canada.
- Basic Russian tourist voucher $50.
- Basic Russian tourist voucher without buying a visa $100.
- Basic regular visa service $75. in Ottawa and most of Canada.
- Basic regular visa service $95. in ON MB SK AB QC.
- Expedited visa service $150. for most of Canada.
- Expedited visa service $170. in ON MB SK AB QC.
- Basic regular visa service $75.
- Express visa service $150.
- Fast/Urgent visa service $250.
- Nigerian regular service $125.
- Nigerian fast service $250.
- Nigerian passport service $50.
- Visa service $250.
- you must pay BLS India directly.
- Basic regular visa service $95.
- Please call for other available service prices.
Adults purchasing multiple visas for themselves in one order will get a 20 per cent discount off the price of the cheaper services for the third and subsequent visas for each passport. Visa service for all accompanying children of the same family as the two adults travelling are usually value-priced at only $50. You can further save money by bundling all your passports together as one order, thereby saving on shipping costs.
There is a flat fee of $30 for shipping one or a group of passports to a single address. Businesses and those clients in a rush can pay $40 for early morning delivery where available. Clients using a P.O.Box will have their passports shipped by Canada Post. Clients may provide their own PRE-PAID shipping label or airway bill for shipment back to themselves. Shipping to clients outside Canada is by FedEx unless another shipper is required by the client. Prices for shipping abroad are higher than inside Canada. Pricing for shipping fluctuates due to fuel costs and provincial/national charges. Save money by bundling all your passports together as one order and paying for shipping only once. Please note passports cannot be shipped to Pakistan or to China: Hong Kong is an accepted passport courier destination.
A group is defined as five (5) or more people travelling together on the same date and to the same destinations (ports of entry and exit), and requiring the same visas, all of whose applications arrive in a single package. VSC offers substantial group discounts. A group of five or more adults can save 20% off regular priced visa service. A group of ten or more adults can save 35%. A group of fifteen or more adults can save 50% off regular priced visa service. Payment must be made by a single payment for the entire package. Groups save even more by bundling all passports together as one order for shipping in a single package.
HOW DO I PAY?
VSC accepts money orders, certified cheques, company cheques, and credit card payments from customers. In order to use a non-credit card payment method, you must first contact us to confirm the current prices, then send the payment via overnight shipping. The reason for this is visa fees are constantly being changed by embassies. VSC cannot guarantee a fixed price from an embassy, as we have no control over the fluctuating price of the visa itself as set by the foreign governments. We do not accept personal cheques at any time or under any circumstance. Corporate clients may also pay via bank wire transfer, with all transfer and receiving costs of the wire transfer pre-paid by the client. VSC accepts VISA and Mastercard credit cards. To learn more about the security in place to protect your credit card information, please see our privacy statement.
CAN I USE A MONEY ORDER?
Yes. Any applicant may pay by money order provided they have contacted us by telephone or email and confirmed the exact current price less than 24 hours before making payment delivered by overnight courier. This is due to the changing fees charged by embassies. In the event an embassy changes the price, the client will still be required to make additional payment for the visa. The VSC service charge will not increase on the already-placed order.
CAN I USE A CERTIFIED BANK CHEQUE?
Yes. Any applicant may pay by certified bank cheque provided they have contacted us by telephone or email and confirmed the exact current price less than 24 hours before making payment delivered by overnight courier. This is due to the changing fees charged by embassies. In the event an embassy changes the price, the client will still be required to make additional payment for the visa. The VSC service charge will not increase on the already-placed order.
CAN I USE A COMPANY CHEQUE?
Yes, in some cases. Corporate clients and government offices may sometimes pay by official company cheque provided they have contacted us by telephone or email and confirmed the exact current price less than 24 hours before making payment delivered by overnight courier. This is due to the changing fees charged by embassies. In the event an embassy changes the price, the client will still be required to make additional payment for the visa. The VSC service charge will not increase on the already-placed order.
VSC does not charge you in foreign currencies (non-Canadian). VSC charges your credit card only in Canadian dollars. It is the responsibility of VSC to exchange currency to that required by the specific embassy or High Commission in order to pay for the visa processing as required by that country. In the case of charges to VSC in a foreign currency, VSC will charge you a fair current rate of exchange.
EXTRA PRINTING AND COPIES
VSC requires all applications to be complete with all attachements and supporting documentation and copies provided in the intial courier package sent by the applicant. If extra documents arrive by fax, there is no extra charge. If you send extra documents by email, there is a charge of $1 per page for colour laser printing. The applicant (you) is responsible for providing all the required copies of all passports and documents as listed on the requirements page attached to the front of the visa application. If VSC has to provide copying services for documents clearly noted on the requirements page, copies will be charged for at a rate of $0.50 per page.
Refunds are not possible, as the fee paid is for the service, not for the visa. Embassies charge the visa application fee whether or not they issue a visa. Their fee is for the embassy's service of deciding whether or not to issue the visa. Once VSC pays the embassy, the money cannot be recovered, and payment does not guarantee a visa will be issued. Also, the VSC service fee is for the service rendered regardless of the issuance of a visa.
Once the visa application is at the embassy, the process is difficult to stop. Recalling your passport prior to the visa being issued will result in the denial of the visa. A further attempt to acquire that visa will mean starting the entire application process from the beginning. Cancellations made before the embassy is approached will result in a charge of half the service fee plus the fee for the secure return of the passport(s).
VSC prefers payment by VISA and Mastercard credit cards due to the fluctuating prices as charged by diplomatic missions (embassies). Payment by personal cheque is not accepted. Payment by money order or certified bank cheque or wire transfer is accepted by prior arranegment. Please call to arrange such payments. All payment forms (cash, money order, bank transfer, bank cheque, credit card) are subject to a 2.5% bank charge.
VSC only charges tax on the service fee. No tax is charged on the visa, as it is a foreign product produced outside of Canada. As of 01 July 2010 we are required by law to charge the HST (harmonized sales tax) of 13% on our service charges only. This service is provided in Ottawa, Ontario, due to the location of embassies and high commissions.