The VFS Global issued an important update for Canada visa applicants in India regarding the latest directive issued by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on the Biometric Instruction Letters (BIL).
The Updates issued by the VFS Global stated;
“Key update for our Canada visa applicants in India Please note, as per the latest IRCC directives, expired Biometric Instruction Letters (BIL), expired Passport Submission Letters, and passports submitted beyond the 30-day validity period, will no longer be accepted.”
VFS Global shared further information about the recent changes in accepting Biometric Instruction Letters (BIL) on its official website.
“IRCC is no longer accepting expired Biometric Instruction Letters (BIL). Kindly ensure you have a valid BIL to visit the Canada Visa Application Centre to enrol on biometrics.”
Once you receive the Passport request letter, you have 30 days to submit your passport. Administrative time for pick-up and delivery of passport to High Commission should be factored within the 30 days’ time, it further added.
It is worth mentioning here that, to arrange for a courier for passport pick-up, you must use the VFS webform at https://vfs-cic.mioot.com/forms/PS/.
Expired passport submission letters will not be accepted. Applications for applicants who do not submit their passports within the 30-day deadline will be refused for non-compliance.