Canadian Embassy in Seoul Closes its Visa and Immigration Services: What You Need to Know

Effective immediately, the Visa and Immigration Section of the Canadian Embassy in Seoul is closed.

What This Means for Temporary Resident Applications:

  • All new temporary resident applications can be submitted online.
  • All currently pending applications are transferred to Manila.

What This Means for Permanent Resident Applications:

  • All applications currently pending in Seoul have been transferred to Manila for processing. All original supporting documents accompanying applications have also been transferred.
  • New Permanent Resident Travel Document applications should be submitted to the visa office in Manila.
  • New Economic Class applications continue to be submitted first to the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada; after January 30, 2013, they will be forwarded to Manila.
  • New Family Class applications continue to be submitted first to the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; after January 30, 2013, they will be forwarded to Manila.