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Family Visit Visas with an Authorization

REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILY VISIT VISAS

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the request is granted, the Ministry of foreign Affairs will send the authorization directly to the Consulate. Your sponsor must provide you with the authorization copy

  • Visa application filled in its entirety and signed
  • The visa slip
  • The copy of the IQAMA of the sponsor in Saudi Arabia
  • A proof of relationship in English, French or Arabic. If it’s in a different language it has to be translated.
  • The proof of relationship must be stamped from the relevant authority and we no longer accept the approved agent’s company stamp
  • To prove a daughter son relationship, we need a birth certificate, or the name of the father on an old passport.
  • To prove marriage, we need a marriage certificate or the name of the husband on the wife’s passport. No other form of proof will be accepted.
  • A flight reservation going from and back to Canada ( tentative reservation not bought flight) The notification paper signed by applicant, which we will check through the signature of the passport.Copy of the applicant passport ( all passports must be signed)
  • Travel Insurance (medical & emergency)
  • Note: The consulate would like to inform you that for all types of visas that require proof of relationship (Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate etc.) from Canada they have to be notarized and stamped from Canadian Foreign Affairs. Any Certificate from outside Canada should be translated to Arabic than notarized and stamped from Foreign affairs. Certificates from Arabic Countries should be also notarized and stamped from Foreign Affairs.
  • Any application without these requirements will be sent back to the agent

Click the link below to download the Application

Family Visit Visa Application

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

Employment Visa

REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT VISAS

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the application is approved, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will send the authorization directly to the Consular Section. The sponsor must provide the applicant with copy of visa slip.

  • Visa application filled in its entirety and signed
  • The CV form provided by the embassy , where all fields are filled
  • The Tafweed page. The tafweed is in the name of the applicant, not in the name of the approved agent.
  • The letter from the Cultural Bureau ( if applicable) . The letter has to mention the visa number and if a family is coming along too, and the profession applied for.
  • The job contract signed by both parties and stamped from the Saudi ministry of foreign affairs ( there are no exceptions to that regulation)
  • The degrees of the applicant must be stamped from the Saudi Cultural bureau in the country where there were issued or from the Cultural Bureau in Saudi Arabia if they accept it.
  • The cultural bureau stamp is required for university or college degrees, the rest from the Saudi embassy where the diploma or certificate was issued
  • We need the transcripts as well ( same process as degrees)
  • Letters of experience ( if there are no degrees)
  • Medical report filled and signed with a form to be downloaded from the embassy’s website
  • Medical reports must be stamped from the relevant medical authority in the region where the test was taken
  • Police clearance from the relevant police authority
  • A flight reservation going from and back to Canada ( tentative reservation not bought flight)
  • The notification paper signed by applicant, which we will check through the signature of the passport
  • Copy of the applicant passport (all passports must be signed)
  • Please Note:Any applicant for an employment visa has to submit a government official letter stating his military enrollment, military service, or military training the applicant has done, even if he is Canadian and there is no obligatory military service in Canada, the applicant might have enrolled voluntarily, or did training. Please note that this paper is now a requirement , and must be presented with the application of all employment papers, along of course with already sent earlier requirements.

Click the link below to download the Application

Employment Visa Application

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

Commercial Visa With An Authorization & Letter Of Invitation

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL VISA (with an authorization & letter of invitation)

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the application is approved, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will send the authorization directly to the Consular Section. The sponsor must provide the applicant with a copy of the visa slip.

  • Visa application filled in its entirety and signed
  • The visa slip
  • The Saudi company registration
  • The Canadian company letter stamped from MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OTTAWA and the Chamber of Commerce.The stamp must be accompanied with a signature. No stamp from a Chamber of Commerce without a signature will be accepted.
  • If the person works at a university, we need a university stamp. Universities are not part of Chamber of Commerce so no stamp from the Chamber of Commerce is accepted
  • Articles of incorporation of the Canadian company
  • A flight reservation going from and back to Canada ( tentative reservation not bought flight)
  • The notification paper signed by applicant, which we will check through the signature of the passport
  • Copy of the applicant passport ( all passports must be signed)
  • Travel insurance (medical & emergency) done by the agency through Enjaz

Click the link below to download the Application

Commercial Visa Application

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

Investor Visas

REQUIREMENTS FOR INVESTOR VISAS

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the request is granted, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will send the authorization directly to the Consulate. The sponsor must provide the applicant with the authorization date and number. The applicant must verify that his authorization number has been received by the consular section. (KINDLY PROVIDE THE VISA SLIP).

  • Visa application form (Typed out or hand written in block letters).
  • A valid passport for 2 years at least from the application date, including the place of birth and two blank pages side by side. (Original and one copy).
  • Three (3) recent passport size photographs (4 cm x 6 cm) taken against a plain white background attached to the application form and the medical form.
  • Copy of investor’s status certificate from SAGIA.
  • Completed medical report. Attach all test results and have report stamped by college of physicians of issuing province (Original and one copy).
  • Police clearance report. (Original and one copy).
  • Non-Canadian applicants must submit a valid residency permit (permanent resident card). (Send only copy of front and back of the PR card).
  • A statement or proof of religion.
  • Visa validity is 3 months from date of issue.

Notes*: A photocopy of the airline confirmed reservations must be submitted along with the application.

Click the link below to download the Application

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

Transit Visa

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSIT VISA

N. B. The transit visa allows its holder to enter SaudiArabia and to stay between 12 and 72 hours only to connect with another flight leaving to another destination and does not entitle the holder to leave the airport.

PLEASE INCLUDING AN AIRLINE RESERVATION (NOT TICKET) AND FAX ALL THE REQUIREMENTS BELOW, UPON APPROVAL, WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO REQUEST THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT:

  • Visa application form (typed out or hand written in block letters.)
  • Two recent (4×6 cm) photographs stapled to the application.
  • A passport valid for six months at least from the application date.
  • Those with multiple nationalities must apply on their Canadian passport. (Send the original passport and one photocopy.)
  • If family members are on the same passport, their pictures and names must be added to the passport by the proper legal authorities. (Canadian citizens must all have separate passports EVEN FOR CHILDREN).
  • An airline ticket with confirmed reservations in and out of the Kingdom. (Original ticket and one photocopy).
  • Ladies and children must be accompanied by a male relative (Mahram). The Mahram must be traveling on the same flight as the lady or child. Proof of relationship is required (a marriage certificate for a wife, a birth certificate for a child indicating the names of both parents). (Send the original proof and one photocopy.)
  • Non-Canadian applicants must submit a valid residency permit (permanent resident card). (Send only copy of front and back of the PR card)
  • Visa for the country of next destination after Saudi Arabia affixed on passport
  • Letter of visa request from Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Notes*: A copy of airline reservations must be submitted along with the application

Click the link below to download the Application

Transit Visa Application

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

Student Visa

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT VISA

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the request is granted, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will send the authorization directly to the Consular Section. The sponsor must provide the applicant with the authorization date, the number and copy of the visa slip.

  • Visa application form (Typed out or hand written in block letters).
  • A valid passport for 1 year at least from the application date including the place of birth (Original and one copy).
  • Three (3) recent passport size (4 cm x 6 cm) photographs stapled on the application formand the medical form.
  • Letter of Sponsorship from the Saudi sponsor (university) certified by the university indicating the authorization number and the date.
  • Degree/ Diploma , transcripts all certified by The Department of Foreign Affairs of Canada.
  • Tel: (613) 995-0119 (two authenticated copies from The Department of Foreign Affairs of Canada).
  • Medical report and attach all test results and have the report certified by the college of physicians of the issuing province (Original and one copy).
  • Police clearance report. (Original and one copy).
  • Non-Canadian applicants must submit a valid residency permit (permanent resident card). (Send only copy of front and back of the PR card).
  • Student visa is gratis (free).
  • A statement or proof of religion.

Notes*: A photocopy confirmed airlines reservations must be submitted along with the application

Click the link below to download the Application

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

Residency Visa

REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCY VISA

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the application is approved, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will send the authorization directly to the Consular Section. The sponsor must provide the applicant with copy of visa slip.

  • Visa application filled in its entirety and signed
  • The visa slip ( if available)
  • The IQAMA copy of the person requesting the applicant
  • The proof relationship ( conditions as mentioned in the family visa requirements)
  • The medical report for all applicants starting the age of 16 years old ( the requirements as in the employment visa) Medical report filled and signed with a form to be downloaded from the embassy’s website
  • Medical reports must be stamped from the relevant medical authority in the region where the test was take
  • Police clearance ( same requirements as in the employment visa)
  • A flight reservation going from and back to Canada ( tentative reservation not bought flight)
  • The notification paper signed by applicant, which we will check through the signature of the passport

Click the link below to download the Application

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

Visa For Foreign Family Of A Saudi Citizen

RESIDENCY VISA FOR A WIFE OF A SAUDI CITIZEN

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the application is approved, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will send the authorization directly to the Consular Section. The sponsor must provide the applicant with copy of visa slip.

  • Visa application form (Typed out or block letter written).
  • Two recent (4×6 cm) photographs with plain white background. (must write name on back).
  • A valid passport for at least six months from the application date including the place of birth and two blank side by side pages (Original and one copy). If family accompanying on the same passport, pictures and names of all members must be added on the passport by the proper legal authorities. (Canadian nationals must have separate passports even for children).
  • Proof of relationship to the sponsor (a marriage certificate for the spouse, and a birth certificate or a child indicating name of parents). (Original and copy).
  • Non-Canadian applicants must submit a valid residency permit (permanent resident card). (Copy of front and back of the PR card).
  • Copy of POLIO immunization record for children under the age of 15.
  • Copy of Residency Permit of the sponsor (IQAMA).
  • A notarized letter of permission from the absent parent is required If one parent is travelling alone with minor children.
  • Money order or certified cheque in the amount of $88.00 (Can. Dollars) payable to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia.
  • Visa validity is 3 months from date of issue.

For residency visa applicants over 16 years old, must provide:

  • Medical report, test results (Original and one copy) and One photograph
  • Police clearance report (Original and one copy)

Click the link below to download the Application

Foreign Family of a Saudi Citizen application

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

Residency Visas For A Newborn

REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCY VISA FOR A NEWBORN

  • A completed visa application form
  • Original and one copy of a passport valid for at least six months from the travel date, the passport must have two side by side empty pages. (Baby’s own separate passport )
  • One recent photographs (4 cm x 6 cm) with the name written on the back
  • Visa fees check table
  • A copy of confirmed reservation into the Kingdom
  • A copy of the birth certificate revealing the mother’s and father’s names.
  • A copy of the residency permit (IQAMA)
  • A Letter from the Saudi sponsor stamped by a Saudi chamber of commerce confirming the employment of either parent , job title, residency permit number and the expiry date. It must as well show that the sponsor has no objection of the child entering Saudi Arabia.
  • Covering letter requesting the visa from the consular section
  • A copy of the father’s and mother’s passports
  • All proof of relationship as birth certificate. need to be stamped from ministry of foreign affairs in Ottawa

Click the link below to download the Application

Residency Visas For A Newborn Application

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

Exit Re-Entry Visa

REQUIREMENTS TO EXTEND EXIT RE-ENTRY VISA

All applicants must process their visas through an approved agent listed in your area

  • A completed visa application form
  • Original and one copy of a passport valid for at least six months from the travel date, the passport must have two side by side empty pages.
  • One recent photograph (4 cm x 6 cm) with the name written on the back
  • Government visas are free of charge
  • Non-Canadian applicants must submit a valid permanent residency card, (Send only copy of front and back of the PR card
  • A copy of the authorization slip
  • Letter from university, institute or company mention the applicant information signed & stamped
  • Insurance (done by the agency on Enjaz
  • Copy of confirmed reservation into and out of the Kingdom

  • Additional documents may be requested if needed

    Please make sure to complete all requirements and to attach it to the application form

    • Visitors should not overstay the time granted on visa and do not grant the applicant the right to work or to reside in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Visitors to the Kingdom must abide by the country’s Islamic laws and regulations and respect its society’s values and traditions
    • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s laws against drug trafficking are strictly enforced. Violators are subject to severe punishment, which may include the death penalty.

Click the link below to download the Application

Exit Re-Entry Visa

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

Umra Visa

  • No fees are charged for Umra Visas; the Embassy issues these visas for free.
  • Umra Visas are issued every year starting from the month of Safar till the 15th of the month of Ramadan.
  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is very keen on facilitating the performance of Umra with all ease and safety. For this reason, new arrangements have been taken for Umra guaranteeing the rights of the individuals going for Umra and protecting them from fraud. The Ministry of Hajj has issued licenses to travel agencies wishing to organize Umra visits, after receiving all possible guarantees from them to safeguard the rights of Umra visitors, who are required to contact the licensed Canadian travel agencies listed below in order to register with them.

In the event of any complaint against any one of these travel agencies, a written complaint should be addressed to the Embassy to investigate and verify its veracity and take the necessary action.

Hajj Visa

No fees are charged for Hajj Visas; the Embassy issues these visas for free.

  • Hajj Visas are issued every year starting from the month of SHAWWAL (10) till the 25th of the month of DHU AL QADAH (11).
  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is very keen on facilitating the performance of Hajj with all ease and safety. For this reason, new arrangements have been taken for Hajj guaranteeing the rights of the individuals going for Hajj and protecting them from fraud. The Ministry of Hajj has issued licenses to travel agencies wishing to organize Hajj visits, after receiving all possible guarantees from them to safeguard the rights of Hajj visitors, who are required to contact the licensed Canadian travel agencies listed below in order to register with them.

In the event of any complaint against any one of these travel agencies, a written complaint should be addressed to the Embassy to investigate and verify its veracity and take the necessary action.

Government Visa

REQUIREMENTS FOR GOVERNMENT VISA

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the request is granted, the Ministry of foreign Affairs will send the authorization directly to the Consulate. Your sponsor must provide you with the authorization copy

  • Visa application must be filled and signed
  • The visa slip
  • A letter from the Canadian company sending him introducing the applicant
  • A flight reservation going and coming back to Canada
  • The notification paper signed
  • Copy of applicant passport

Click the link below to download the Application

Government Visa Application

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section,
201 Sussex Dr. Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 1K6
Fax: 613-237-7350

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