VISA SERVICES CANADA

"I have no borders"

900-275 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9
Phone: (613) 231-7054

Prices start at $25

Visa Services Canada Inc. is a private company dedicated to helping you get your visa. We are not the government and we do not issue visas. We assist you in the processing of your visa application.

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 more. Fast visa services cost $150. to $250.

The final price TOURISTS usually 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 $10), plus taxes.

The final price BUSINESSES usually pay is the total of the embassy's visa price (varies), the VSC service fee (usually $150), and the secure return package cost (usually $40), money order charges (usually $10), plus taxes.

The final price BUSINESS PRIORITY ONE FAST TRACK SERVICE usually pay is the total of the embassy's visa price (varies), the VSC service fee (usually $250), and the secure return package cost (usually $40), money order charges (usually $10), 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.

E-TRANSFER EMAIL ELECTRONIC BANK TRANSFERS. Clients can choose to pay by on-line banking. VSC will send the client an email confirming the current fee for the job along with instructions and codes. The client then transfers the money from the on-line banking screen at home or at their office. It takes a few minutes and is very secure. The client never has to reveal their account or credit card data to VSC.

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.

FEES

VSC provides several services at reasonable prices. These fees are valid as of 01 January 2014.

BASIC VISA PROCESSING FEES

  1. Australian ETA visa service $25.
  2. Basic regular visa service $75.
  3. Express visa service $115.
  4. Rush visa service $150.
  5. Special case regular visa service $95 - $125.
  6. Business Priority One Fast Track Service $250.
  7. Basic visa service at embassy or consulate in USA $175.
  8. Fast visa service at embassy or consulate in USA $275.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

  1. Personal assistance by VSC staff to prepare applications $75. per hour, with a minimum of one hour, then pro-rated after the first hour.

PERSONAL DATA ENTRY

  1. Personal consultation in VSC office to prepare applications $75. per hour.
  2. VSC staff enter your data on the visa form due to personal request or embassy requirement $50. per application.

AFTER HOURS

  1. Personal assistance by VSC staff after regular business hours or on weekends $100. per hour, with a minimum of one hour, then pro-rated after the first hour.

NOTARY, AUTHENTICATION & LEGALIZATION, APOSTILLE

  1. Notarization by our lawyer of Canadian documents $50. per document, page or signature.
  2. Authentication at DFAIT only, $75. for first document, plus $25 for each additional.
  3. Authentication at DFAIT - same day, $150. for first document, plus $50 for each additional.
  4. REGULAR Authentication at DFAIT and delivery to embassy in Canada for legalization service $100 for first document, plus $50 for each additional document; or $400 for a package of ten documents.
  5. URGENT Authentication at DFAIT and delivery to embassy in Canada for legalization service $200 for first document, plus $75 for each additional document; or $700 for a package of ten documents.
  6. Criminal Records check with fingerprints at RCMP $100.
  7. Embassy legalization is charged as per individual embassy price.

TRANSLATION

  1. Basic translation of one page into other language, and notary, $300.
  2. Translation of police record (CPIC or RCMP) into Portuguese for Angola, and notary, $175 - $300 depending on size and type.

COPIES / SCANS / PRINTS

  1. Copies, scans and prints are charged at a rate of $1.00 per page.

MONEY ORDER FEES

  1. Money order fees for payment of visa fees to embassies, high commissions, or consulates, $10. per money order. This is a mandatory requirement made by some foreign governments in order to ensure the government is being paid instead of cash being taken by embassy staff.

CHEQUE WRITING FEES

  1. Cheque writing fees for payment of visa fees to embassies, high commissions, or consulates, $10. per cheque. This is a mandatory requirement made by some foreign governments in order to ensure the government is being paid instead of cash being taken by embassy staff.

RE-SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

  1. In cases where visa applications must be re-submitted to the embassy due to circumstances beyond control of our office, there is a second smaller service fee in addition to any new embassy charges.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES

  1. Some embassies charge for their visas in a foreign currency; usually US$ or Euros. We must pay the embassy in that foreign currency. We buy the currency on behalf of the client in the form required by the embassy. This is charged to the client only in Canadian dollars as part of the single charge made on their credit card or interac e-transfer. The card is never charged in foreign currency. All charges to the client are in Canadian dollars.

SHIPPING

  1. Basic shipping return price is $30. to anywhere in Canada.
  2. Early morning shipping return price is $40. to anywhere in Canada.
  3. Basic shipping return price is $50. to the USA.

RUSSIA

  1. Basic Russian tourist voucher $50.
  2. Basic Russian tourist voucher without buying a visa $100.
  3. Basic regular visa service $75. in Ottawa and most of Canada.
  4. Urgent visa service $150. for most of Canada.
  5. Basic regular visa service $140. in ON MB SK AB QC.
  6. Urgent visa service $215. in ON MB SK AB QC.

CHINA

  1. Basic regular visa service $75 - $150.
  2. Express visa service $150 - $250.
  3. Fast/Urgent visa service $250 - $300.

NIGERIA

  1. Nigerian regular service $125.
  2. Nigerian fast service $250.
  3. Nigerian passport service $50.

ANGOLA

  1. Visa service $250.

INDIA

  1. e-Visa services $75, $115, or $150.
  2. paper Visa service $155.

BRAZIL

  1. Basic regular visa service $95.
  2. Please call for other available service prices.

DISCOUNTS

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 fourth and subsequent visas for each passport. You can further save money by bundling all your passports together as one order, thereby saving on shipping costs.

SHIPPING

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. Shipping to clients outside Canada is by FedEx unless another shipper is absolutely required by the client. Prices for shipping abroad are significantly higher than inside Canada. Clients are automatically informed by email of the return shipment of their documents by Purolator and FedEx. 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.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

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 AN EMAIL INTERAC TRANSFER?

Yes. Any applicant may pay by email Interac bank transfer to our company email address. Just call or write to request a final price, then use your on-line banking system to transfer the money. It is fast and safe and cheap.

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, but only in very limited circumstances. 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.

FOREIGN CURRENCIES

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. Some embassies charge for their visas in a foreign currency; usually US$ or Euros. We must pay the embassy in that foreign currency. We buy the currency on behalf of the client in the form required by the embassy. This is charged to the client only in Canadian dollars as part of the single charge made on their credit card or interac e-transfer. The card is never charged in foreign currency. All charges to the client are in Canadian dollars.

EXTRA PRINTING AND COPIES

VSC requires all applications to be complete with all attachments and supporting documentation and copies provided in the initial courier package sent by the applicant. If you send extra documents by email, there is a charge of $1 per page for 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 $1 per page.

REFUNDS

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.

CANCELLATIONS

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. BUSINESS - 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). TOURISTS - Cancellations made before the embassy is approached will result in a flat fee of $50 for the entire family which applied together. These prices include the return shipment of the passport(s).

PAYMENT METHOD

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 arrangement. Please email to arrange such payments. All payment forms (cash, money order, bank transfer, bank cheque, credit card) are subject to a 1.0% convenience fee bank charge.

TAX

VSC only charges tax on the service fee. No tax is charged on the visa, as it is a foreign product legally produced outside of Canada (in foreign embassies). 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.

CORPORATE and TAX REGISTRATION

VSC is a registered taxpaying corporation under Canadian federal law. Our Industry Canada registration is 6817700. Our Canada Revenue Agency registration is 850335357.