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    Subject: VAC Changes in Brazil per CIC

    CIC Ottawa has provided the following information about changes to VAC’s (Visa Application Centre’s) in Brazil.
    To help ensure this does not come as a surprise in early October, please forward this information along to your Brazilian partners so they can be informed about this change and advised of the addresses of the new VACs in Brazil.
    Thanks
    Bonnie

    – As per the global VAC contract signed in November 2012, VFS Global has won the Latin American  region, including Brazil, that is currently operated by CSC.

    – In order to ensure a smooth transition and avoid a gap in service to the visa office, the CSC VAC will close one day before the VFS VAC opens.
    – The visa office website lists the addresses of the new VACs in Brazil:http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/brazil-bresil/visas/index.aspx?lang=eng&menu_id=2
    – Given that VFS Global and CSC are competitors in the VAC market, CSC is not required to publish their competitor’s information on their website. Applicants can refer to http://www.cic.gc.ca or the visa office website for information on how to apply.
    – The new VACs in Brazil are on schedule to be opened in the first week of October.
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