CHRIST CHURCH, Barbados — A new Canada Visa Application Centre (VAC) is now open in Barbados. The office is located at DHL Barbados LTD, Airport Commercial Centre, Pilgrim Road, Christ Church, Barbados. Its days of operation are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00.

For more information about the Barbados VAC, clients can visit: and/or

There are 150 Canadian VACs in 102 countries, including more than 100 VACs in Asia, the Asia Pacific and the Americas.

To make it as convenient as possible to provide biometrics, Canada allows applicants to go to any VAC in any country they are legally allowed to enter, or, if already legally in the United States, to one of 135 U.S. Application Support Centres.

Quick facts:

Canada’s VACs are privately owned, third-party service providers located around the world that are authorized to provide Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visa applicants with specific administrative support.

VACs offer support to applicants before, during and after their temporary resident application is assessed by an IRCC officer.

VAC service agents can be reached by phone and email, or in person, to answer questions in local languages. VACs are also authorized to collect biometrics from applicants.