What you should know about the Canadian Immigration Office

By Author: Admin | August 15, 2011

What you should know about the Canadian Immigration Office.

The Canadian Immigration Office is more commonly known as “Citizenship and Immigration Canada” and they have visa offices all over the world.


In London, the Canadian Immigration Office is at the Canadian High Commission, Immigration Section, located in 38 Grosvenor Street, London W1K 4AA. Their telephone number is: (44-20) 7258-6600 and are open to the public from 8:00 to 10:30 only. A drop box is open from 08:00 to 16:00.

The London Canadian Immigration Office handles applications from the following countries and territories:-

  • The Channel Islands
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Scotland
  • Sweden
  • Wales
  • And handles ‘Skilled Worker’, ‘Business Class’ applications from:-
    • Bahrain
    • Kuwait
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Pakistan
    • and Yemen

In Pakistan, which covers visitor applications and spoual immigrant applications for both Pakistan and Afghanistan; the Canadian High Commission Office is the Visa Section; Diplomatic Enclave, P.O. Box 1042, Islamabad. Telephone number: 92-51 208-600, and they are open from 08:00 to 17:00 Monday to Thursday and 08:00 to 12:30 Fridays.

Note that personal callers are by appointment only, and as from April 1, 2010, all economic applications from citizens of Pakistan and Afghanistan will be handled in LONDON, so you should send your written applications to London and not in Islamabad.

India has two Canadian Immigration Offices. The main one is in New Delhi which handles applicants from India, Bhutan and Nepal. Their address is: Canadian High Commission, Immigration Section, 7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The Immigration telephone number is: (21-11) 4178-2050. The lines are open from 08:00 to 17:30 Monday to Thursday and 8:00 to 13:00 Friday. Personal callers are only accepted between 11:00 to 12:00 Monday to Thursday. Line is closed to the public on Fridays.

In the USA, there are six offices, in Buffalo, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Washington D.C.

The Los Angeles Canadian Immigration Office address is: Consulate General of Canada, Immigration Section. 550 South Hope Street, 9th Floor Los Angeles 90071.  Their immigration line is: (213) 346-2700 which is open from 08:30 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, but they are only open to the public between 08:30 to 10:30

The New York Canadian Immigration Office address is: Consulate General of Canada, Immigration Section, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse Level, New York, New York. Their phone number is: (212) 595-1783

Note that: Temporary Resident Visa (Visitors)/Travel Document for Permanent Resident Abroad/Work Permit/Study Permit/Temporary Resident Permit/Approval of Rehabilitation/Authority to Return to Canada/Landing Verification: can visit from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 9:30 am (drop-box service only)

All applicants and messengers who have been requested to come back to the Consulate to pick up documents or visas: Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

No one will normally be admitted to submit applications during these hours.

Note also that New York office does not handle immigrant applications.

There are also visa offices in Beijing and Hong Kong which handle both temporary and permanent resident visa applications, as does the Manila visa office.

For much more information, you can call Max Chaudhary on 416 447 6118 or email him at max@chaudharylaw.com.

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