The Canadian government has announced it will open a new temporary Visa Application Center (VAC) in Warsaw, Poland, for Ukrainian nationals.

Key Points:

  • Beginning April 14, Ukrainian nationals can use a new temporary VAC opening in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Eligible individuals can book an appointment to provide biometrics in Warsaw as of April 9.
  • Canadian authorities are expected to open additional VACs to serve Ukrainian nationals in Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Krakow, Poland.

Additional Information: Ukrainian nationals who have booked a visa appointment at another VAC location but intend to use the new Warsaw location should cancel their previous appointment. More information regarding immigration measures for those affected by the war in Ukraine is available here.

BAL Analysis: Employers and employees are reminded that actions taken as a result of the invasion of Ukraine may change with little or no notice.

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