Tag: visa application

‘Not Concerned’: Garneau on Canadian Visa-Application Centres in China Owned by CCP-Affiliated Company

Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau said he’s not worried that a Beijing-linked visa application company that the Canadian government has contracted will result in the personal data of applicants falling into the hands of Chinese authorities as security protocols have been put in place. “We are not concerned about VFS Global in China,” Garneau told…


Canada’s Visa Centres with Built-In CCP Organs Have No Data Security Breaches: VFS Global

VFS Global, a technology service company that manages Canada’s visa application process abroad, said it is able to ensure the security of personal data received in China, amid growing concerns about a visa centre in Beijing run by a Chinese government agency. VFS representatives told the House Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on Monday that the…


Ottawa Must End Contract With Visa Application Company Linked to CCP, Committee Hears

The federal government should cancel its contract with a visa application company that has links to Beijing to prevent the personal data of Hong Kongers trying to flee the city from falling into the hands of the communist regime, a parliamentary committee heard on Feb. 17. Hong Kong activists and experts testified before the Standing…


Canadian Visa-Application Centres in China Owned by CCP-Affiliated Companies

A company owned by Chinese police in Beijing collects detailed personal information as part of the Canadian visa-application process, raising security concerns for travelers applying for a visa to Canada and other countries. Beijing Shuangxiong Foreign Service Company, which operates the Canadian visa-application centre in China’s capital, is owned by the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau,…