Welcome to the Visa Section of the Embassy of Canada in Dakar, Senegal.
For information about going to Canada and to find out how to make an application at this office, please refer to our list of services below.
We provide these services to residents, nationals, or persons legally admitted to these countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea (except refugee applicants), Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.
Visa Application Centres, aimed at making the visa application process easier for temporary resident visas —visitors, students and temporary workers—and all permanent residents applying for travel documents to return to Canada, are now available in the following countries: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinée Conakry, Mali, Niger et Senegal. Applicants are encouraged to present their applications at the VAC after December 16th and take advantage of the extended office hours and of the on‑site client service.
The VAC is responsible for:
For the Gambia immigration services are provided by the High Commission of Canada in Accra, Ghana
Always provide your e-mail address
The Dakar Visa Office communicates primarily by e-mail. Please be sure to always provide your current and correct e-mail address on either your temporary or permanent resident application forms. This will help to avoid unecessary delay in the processing of your application.
If you have an authorised representative, please also provide his/her e-mail address.