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Additional Visa Office Closures and Procedural Changes

the CanadaVisa Team - 05 June, 2012


Nineteen Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) local offices are closed as of June 1, 2012. In addition, front counter services will be eliminated at the remaining open offices.

Offices at the following locations are now closed: Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Victoria, Lethbridge, Regina, Barrie, Kingston, Oshawa, Sault Ste-Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Gatineau, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivieres, Saint John, Moncton, and Charlottetown.

Individuals wishing to receive services from the remaining open offices can only do so by appointment. Signs have been posted at all offices inviting individuals to access CIC services through the CIC website or by contacting CIC’s call centre.

As of June 1, 2012, new applications that would normally be sent to an office that is now closed will be referred according to the table below:

cic table
Please note that the CIC in Moncton will continue to receive and process files until October 2012 while remaining fully closed to the public. In October 2012, all processing will be transferred to CIC Fredericton.