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Once you deposit your application at the Visa Application Centre, the VAC staff will perform a completeness check based on Consular services requirement and will then submit your application on the following working day.

Once the Visa Office has assessed your application they will make a decision and affix a visa counterfoil in your passport or otherwise issue you with a letter explaining why a visa could not be granted.

The Visa Office will then securely return your passport to the Visa Application Centre who will inform you via your preferred method of communication. An update will also be provided on the Online Application Tracking System, that your passport is ready to be returned. You may then come to the Visa Application Centre to retrieve your passport, or if you have chosen to use the registered mail return service, the VAC will mail your passport back to you the day it is received at the visa centre.