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Applying Canadian Tourist Visa in Switzerland

Any one has the similar experience of applying Canadian Tourist Visa in Switzerland? it seems like I can submit everything online but I have to go to PARIS to submit my fingerprint!!!! Seriously? That's a bit too far to go for applying a visa.
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Any one has the similar experience of applying Canadian Tourist Visa in Switzerland? it seems like I can submit everything online but I have to go to PARIS to submit my fingerprint!!!! Seriously? That's a bit too far to go for applying a visa.



Some os my family had to go from South California to the Swiss Embassy in San Fran, ...........for exact same reason.


Take the TGV, book in advance and spend few days in Paris on a jolly
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Re: Applying Canadian Tourist Visa in Switzerland

Thanks for the reply. One addition question, do you guys know if somewhere on the website it officially says how long does it take once online application submitted and fingerprint submitted?
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Re: Applying Canadian Tourist Visa in Switzerland

I did this 2 months ago. I used the Paris office. From the moment I submitted the application it took about 1.5 weeks to get the invitation to get the biometrics taken, and after I did that it took another 1.5 weeks for them to ask me to mail my passport. I got it back within a week or less.
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Thanks for the reply. One addition question, do you guys know if somewhere on the website it officially says how long does it take once online application submitted and fingerprint submitted?
I find it on the website that at the moment the processing time is 27 days but obviously thatís an average. I need to apply as well since the one I had expired but the problem is I canít do without a passport for that long considering how much business travels I do...
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I find it on the website that at the moment the processing time is 27 days but obviously thatís an average. I need to apply as well since the one I had expired but the problem is I canít do without a passport for that long considering how much business travels I do...
Try and get a second passport from your embassy/consulate then. I think a lot of business travellers do that.
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Re: Applying Canadian Tourist Visa in Switzerland

Dear OP and other visa applicants, does this apply to all visa requests? I went to Canada Dec 2017, don't they already have my fingerprint? Actually I don't remember having given fingerprint at border control in Toronto... I saw online from gov.ca that biometrics are valid for 1o years. confused now, if I have to go to Paris to give this biometrics then I will simply give up my plan to go to Canada.
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I did this 2 months ago. I used the Paris office. From the moment I submitted the application it took about 1.5 weeks to get the invitation to get the biometrics taken, and after I did that it took another 1.5 weeks for them to ask me to mail my passport. I got it back within a week or less.
Hi,
May I ask where you mailed in your passport? Is it to the VAC you did the biometrics?
I am going to give the biometrics in Lyon this coming week and just want to calculate the time when I shall expect the receive the passport with visa back.
Many thanks!
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