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Saudi Arabia Visa Requirements

Visaenterprise contains continuously utmost efficient and updated information for entry visa requirements from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa, Canada.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please note:

Please check carefully your visa type, related requirements and forms in our website before you send your visa application for processing.

Extremely NEW

Starting from October 01, 2016 there will be changes in visa fees as the Visa Section for the Embassy of Saudi Arabia Ottawa announced, for the new fees please check after Sept. 30, 2016 by clicking here Saudi Visa Fees: http://webforms.visaenterprise.com/Saudi_Arabia/Saudi_Applicant_Info_Sheet/

NEW Medical Insurance Policy

The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa advised that the competent authority in KSA has decided that, starting June 20, 2016, all applicants applying for a visit visa to KSA are required to purchase a medical insurance policy and this transaction is part of the visa application.

  • 1
    The visa is issued at the discretion of the Embassy and they may ask for additional documents..
  • 2
    The processing of the visas will be conducted according to the order in which it is received at the embassy. Visaenterprise strongly advise that you submit your application well ahead of your departure date.
  • 3
    The Embassy of KSA in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location, the Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before the issuing of the visa. A simple printout of the itinerary is required.
  • 4
    The embassy does not accept incomplete applications. Thus, it is ESSENTIAL that you meet all requirements listed for the type of visa being applied for prior to submission.
  • 5
    The visa authorization/ letter of invitation from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are valid for 3 months from the date of issue unless specified otherwise.
  • 6
    The visa from the embassy is valid for 3 months from date of issue unless otherwise specified in the visa.
  • 7
    The validity of stay or the period of stay starts every time from the traveler's entry date to KSA.
  • 8
    The embassy will not issue you a visa if your passport has already a valid visa..

#1. COMMERCIAL VISA (with letter of invitation or authorization)

Requirements

This type of visa is designed to an applicant who works for a company registered in Canada, which is involved in a business relationship with a company in Saudi Arabia and wants to represent the Canadian company. If you are an independent or not representing any company (please send a letter stating your position, in addition to your qualifications and experience which must be matching with your business trip activities and sponsor Saudi company).

 

Please submit:

  • 1
    An original and copy of the applicant's passport. It must also be valid for at least six months from the application date and include the place of birth and two side by side blank pages.
  • 2
    Visa application form (Typed out or hand written in block letters), please see "Form B" below including the second page within the document.
  • 3
    One recent (no older than a month) photograph (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back). (New Requirement)
  • 4
    Non-Canadian applicants must submit a notarized photocopy of their valid residency permit (Permanent Residence Card). Send only a copy of the front and back sides of the PR card. The copy must be notarized by a Notary Public and stamped by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development. The Notary must state on the copy that it's a true copy of the original. (New Requirement)
  • 5
    The applicant's sponsor / business partner in Saudi Arabia must provide:
    • a
      A copy of the company's registration certificate.
    • b
      One of the following:
      • i
        A copy of the visa authorization slip
      • ii
        The visa authorization number, plus the civil registration number (computer number) or iqama number of the sponsor
      • iii
        An electronic copy of the invitation letter from the Saudi company, approved by The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and addressed to the Consular Section in Ottawa. Alternatively, you can provide the invitation number and the Sponsor's Civil Registration number.
  • 6
    The applicant’s Canadian Employer must provide:
    • a
      A copy of the Canadian company's Certificate of Incorporation ( Business registration).
    • b

      An original letter of support from a registered company or firm based in Canada (the name of the Canadian company and job title for the applicant must be the same as the one mentioned in the invitation letter from KSA). This letter has to be under the Canadian company's letterhead and addressed to the Consular Section. The letter of support must include the following: full name of the applicant, religion, nationality, passport number, occupation, name of the Saudi Arabian company, purpose of the trip, length of stay and number of entries and complete financial responsibility. Please see below for the template suggested by the Embassy and follow it exactly.

      Further, the letter must be:

      • Signed - original ink only, not an electronic signature - by an authorized signatory at the company, other than the applicant himself or herself.

      • Stamped with the company's stamp/seal.

      • Stamped and signed by Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Ottawa (preferable) or Board of Trade where the company is located (in this case you may need to provide additional info such as an original letter from this Chamber of commerce with its list of the authorized signatories).

      • Stamped by the Canadian foreign affairs authentication section at The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada (DFATD).( new requirement)

      How to get your letter stamped by The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Ottawa?

      A. Obtain a letter of waiver valid for 2 years. B- Prepare your visa letter by following the visa letter template
      The letter of waiver (Please see sample below) exempts your company from the need of notarizing any subsequent business letter for a period of two years. Kindly, note that the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Ottawa will keep the signature of your company's officer/ officers on file and will stamp letters signed by that officer only.

      The letter of waiver must be supported with one of the following:

      i. An updated company’s registration with the government

      ii. The latest corporation notice of assessment from Revenue Canada

      iii. A printout from Corporation Canada / Industry Canada showing that the company’s name is still active

      Note:

      • If the Canadian employer is a university or a college, please submit an original letterhead introducing the applicant. This letter must be stamped by:

      i. The university or the college and signed - original ink, not an electronic signature- by an officer other than the applicant himself or herself and stamped with the collage/ university or faculty's stamp/seal.

      ii. A notary Public or commissioner of oath.

      iii. Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).

      • For an independent applicant or applicant not representing any entity (please send a notarized letter stating your position, in addition to your qualifications and experience which must be matching with your business trip activities and sponsor Saudi company). The embassy may require this letter to be stamped by Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).

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    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 8
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 9
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view the following forms.
Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet
(Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Template of Visa Support Letter for Saudi Visa
(to be stamped by The Chamber of Commerce)
D. Template - Letter of Waiver
for The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
E. Sample - Business with letter of invitation
F. Visa No.1 Saudi Arabian Commercial Visa with a letter of
invitation Checklist

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#2. VISAS with an authorization (other than commercial visit)

Requirements

This type of visa can be a Government / Escort / Visiting organization and diplomatic mission or Personal visit visa.

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the application is approved, it will appear in the MOFA system. The sponsor must provide the applicant with a copy of the visa slip.

Please submit:

  • 1
    One of the following:
    • a
      a copy of the visa authorization slip
    • b
      The visa authorization number, plus the civil registration number (computer number) or iqama number of the sponsor
  • 2
    Visa application form (Typed out or hand written in block letters), please see "Form B" below.
  • 3
    A valid passport for six months at least from the application date, including the place of birth and two blank pages side by side. (Original Only).
  • 4
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 5
    Non-Canadian applicants must submit a notarized photocopy of their valid residency permit (Permanent Residence Card). Send only a copy of the front and back sides of the PR card. The copy must be notarized by a Notary Public and stamped by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development. The Notary must state on the copy that it's a true copy of the original. (New Requirement)
  • 6
    If you are traveling with your family and they are on your visa authorization or your visa slip indicates that you are visiting a family member, please note that the Saudi consulate in Ottawa would like to inform you that starting May, 2016, and for all types of visas that require a proof of relationship to the sponsor (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.), such certificate:
    • i
      If the certificate is issued from of Canada, please submit one of the following only:

      A. Submit the original with a copy for us and we will return the original.

      B. Notarized by a Canadian notary public or a commission of oat, and Authenticated by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.
    • ii
      If Birth and Marriage Certificate from outside Canada(not Saudi or any other arabic country)shoud be:

      A. In English or translated to English or Arabic.

      B. Notarized by a Canadian notary public or a commission of oat and Canadian Foreign affairs.
    • iii
      If Birth and Marriage Certificate from Arabic Countries we will accept to see the original with a copy for us and we'll return the original or a copy stamped from their Embassies in Canada.
    • iv
      If the document is a Saudi Birth or Marriage Certificates are accepted even if it is a copy.
  • 7
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in another branch/location of the company.
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    Additional specific requirements:
    • a
      For GOVERNMENT VISA: please submit a letter from the Canadian company/ employer introducing the applicant. This letter must be stamped by the company/corporate seal and signed by an officer of the company other than applicant himself or herself.
    • b
      For MISSION AND ORGANIZATION: please submit a letter from the organization presenting the applicant. This letter must be stamped by the company and signed by an officer of the company other than applicant himself or herself.
    • c
      For an independent applicant or applicant not representing any company (please send a letter stating your position, in addition to your qualifications and experience which must be matching with your business trip activities and sponsor Saudi company).
    • d
      Proof of relationship to the sponsor please see point 6 above.
  • 9
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 10
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view the following forms.
Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Sample Letter of Support
D. Sample - Visa authorization slip copy
E. Visa No.2 Saudi Arabian Visas with an authorization Checklist

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#3. WORKING VISIT VISA (with a letter of invitation or authorization)

Requirements

This is a type of a Business visa applies to an applicant who works for a company registered in Canada, which is involved in a business relationship ( in technical field ) with a company in Saudi Arabia and wants to represent the Canadian company.

Please submit:

  • 1
    An original AND a photocopy of the applicant's passport. It must also be valid for at least six months from the application date and include the place of birth and two side by side blank pages.
  • 2
    Visa application form (Typed out or hand written in block letters), please see "Form B" below including the second page within the document.
  • 3
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 4
    Non-Canadian applicants must submit a notarized photocopy of their valid residency permit (Permanent Residence Card). Send only a copy of the front and back sides of the PR card. The copy must be notarized by a Notary Public and stamped by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development. The Notary must state on the copy that it's a true copy of the original. (New Requirement)
  • 5
    The applicant's sponsor / business partner in Saudi Arabia must provide valid and approved by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and addressed to the Consular Section at Saudi embassy in Ottawa one of the following:
    • i
      A visa authorization: A copy of the visa authorization slip. Alternatively, the visa authorization number, plus the civil registration number (computer number) or iqama number of the sponsor
    • ii
      A letter of invitation: An electronic copy of the invitation letter. Alternatively, you can provide the invitation number and the Sponsor's Civil Registration number.

      NOTE: An invitation/authorization is considered valid if it has been approved within the last 3 months.
  • 6

    An original letter of support from a registered company or firm based in Canada (the name of the Canadian company and job title for the applicant must be the same as the one mentioned in the invitation letter from KSA). This letter has to be under the Canadian company's letterhead and addressed to the Consular Section. The letter of support must include the following: full name of the applicant, religion, nationality, passport number, occupation, name of the Saudi Arabian company, purpose of the trip, length of stay and number of entries and complete financial responsibility. Please see below for the template suggested by the Embassy and follow it exactly.

    Further, the letter must be:

    • Signed - original ink only, not an electronic signature - by an authorized signatory at the company, other than the applicant himself or herself.

    • Stamped with the company's stamp/seal.

    • Stamped and signed by Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Ottawa (preferable) or Board of Trade where the company is located (in this case you may need to provide additional info such as an original letter from this Chamber of commerce with its list of the authorized signatories).

    • Stamped by the Canadian foreign affairs authentication section at The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada (DFATD).( new requirement)

    How to get your letter stamped by The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Ottawa?

    A. Obtain a letter of waiver valid for 2 years. B- Prepare your visa letter by following the visa letter template
    The letter of waiver (Please see sample below) exempts your company from the need of notarizing any subsequent business letter for a period of two years. Kindly, note that the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Ottawa will keep the signature of your company's officer/ officers on file and will stamp letters signed by that officer only.

    The letter of waiver must be supported with one of the following:

    i. An updated company’s registration with the government

    ii. The latest corporation notice of assessment from Revenue Canada

    iii. A printout from Corporation Canada / Industry Canada showing that the company’s name is still active

    Note:

    If the Canadian employer is a university or a college, please submit an original letterhead introducing the applicant. This letter must be stamped by the university or the college and signed - original ink, not an electronic signature- by an officer other than the applicant himself or herself and stamped with the collage/ university or faculty's stamp/seal. (Cannot be stamped by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce). Use the same template.

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    A service agreement between the Saudi company and the Canadian company or the applicant.
  • 8
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 9
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 10
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view the following forms.
Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet
(Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Template of Visa Support Letter for Saudi Visa
(to be stamped by The Chamber of Commerce)
D. Template - Letter of Waiver
for The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
E. Sample - Working visit visa with letter of invitation
F. Visa No.3 Working Visit 1 with letter of invitation Checklist

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#4. EMPLOYMENT VISA

Requirements

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the application is approved, it will appear in the MOFA and MOL systems. The sponsor must provide the applicant with a copy of an electronic Power of Attorney (also known as Tafweed- must be in the name of the applicant only and no agent name).

Medical Report

- If you require a medical report, the report is valid for only Three months from the date of issue.
-Please note that all tests on the Medical form must be completed. These medical tests are available in Canada and their completion is mandatory (few physicians may suggest that the testing is not needed, however it must be completed in order for the Saudi work visa application to be processed).
- If the medical report is processed in Canada, it will take approximately one month.
- If the medical report is processed outside of Canada, it has to be identical to the medical form at the bottom of this page and testified by the Saudi Arabian Embassy IN THE COUNTRY OF ISSUE.
- You MUST confirm with your doctor that you have all required test results INCLUDING (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C).

Authentication of medical report

- The purpose of the attestation of the College of Physicians and Surgeons is to confirm that the physician is licensed in that province or in that territory. The College of physicians and Surgeons does not attest the test results.
- Ensure that your Medical report you require to be authenticated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons is signed by the physician and that his/her registration number appears on the report. The name of the physician must be printed and clearly legible.

Please submit:

  • 1
    Visa application form (Typed out or hand written in block letters), please see "Form B" below.
  • 2
    Two recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 3
    The passport validity should correspond with the duration of the contract, and include the place of birth and two blank pages side by side. (Original Only)
  • 4
    One of the following:
    • a
      Tafweed, if the sponsor is a private business/company , a copy of an approved electronic Power of Attorney (Tafweed) with the following information: full name of the applicant (future employee) and his/her job title, POA number and date, the employer's company name.( Not in the name of the approved agent).
    • b
      An original letter of sponsorship, if the sponsor is a Saudi government entity with the same above mentioned information.
    • c
      Visa slip: A copy of visa slip (the approval from MOFA), if the sponsor is organization and diplomatic mission.
    • d
      Authorization letter issued by the Cultural Bureau (if applicable) if the KSA sponsor is under the Ministry of Education (MOE)such as a government university or MOE ‘s entity: The letter has to mention the visa number, the profession applied for and if a family is coming along too. (Visaenterprise can obtain this document from SCB in your behalf)
  • 5
    A copy of the work contract signed by both parties and stamped from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • 6
    A copy of your Canadian university or college Degree / Diploma (certificates do not need an authentication by The Saudi Cultural Bureau). MUST match or be related to your job title and must be certified by:
    • a
      The issuing institution or by a Notary Public
    • b
      The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada (DFATD).
    • c
      The Saudi Cultural Bureau in Ottawa (SCB). (New requirement)

      The SCB requires a set of original transcripts in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution in order to certify the degree (Please request that your name to be written on this envelope, so we can identify it without open it). The transcripts must match the copy of the degree/diploma you are submitting for the visa application. Please send us the "from G” below if you requesting us to stamp your degree by The Saudi Cultural Bureau in Ottawa.
  • 7
    A second set of original transcripts in an envelope sealed matching the submitted degree must be certified by SCB. (New requirement)
  • 8
    Foreign Degrees must be certified by Saudi Cultural bureau in the country of issue.
  • 9
    If the applicant has no degree, then a letter of experience from previous or current Canadian employer notarized by a Notary Public as well as authenticated by DFATD (New requirement). If the issuing institution is based in a country other than Canada, the letter of experience MUST be certified by the Saudi Arabian Embassy in that country.
  • 10
    A Completely filled out medical report form that MUST BE:
    • a
      Valid, less than Three months from the date of issue.
    • b
      The physician used a CHECK MARK (✔) for POSITIVE RESULTS OR NEGATIVE RESULTS only.
    • c
      The report certified by college of physicians of the issuing province (Original Only).
    • d
      Copy of all required test results.
    • e
      (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C - please attach copy of these test results after the medical report right away).
    • f
      If any of the above 4 results are positive +, then your Doctor must provide a typed explanation of why they are positive. On the other hand, If the results are expressed in a numerical value, then your Doctor must provide a typed explanation that the results are interpreted as Negative and that you do not have the disease. The Doctor's note must be typed on the Clinic's letterhead and stamped by their official seal or stamp as well as signed by the Doctor, with their license number appearing beside the signature.
    • g
      If medical report is done outside of Canada, it must be authenticated by the KSA Embassy in that country.
    • h
      If the medical report is issued in KSA it must be authenticated by MOFA.
  • 11
    An original valid Canadian Police Records Check. (Less than three months from the issuing date – you can obtain this certificate simply by NAME SEACH only and no need for fingerprint processing).
  • 12
    If applicant previously worked in Saudi Arabia, a letter of release must be attached. (Original & one copy)
  • 13
    Non-Canadian applicants must submit a notarized photocopy of their valid residency permit (Permanent Residence Card). Send only a copy of the front and back sides of the PR card. The copy must be notarized by a Notary Public and stamped by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development. The Notary must state on the copy that it's a true copy of the original. (New Requirement)
  • 14
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in another branch/location of the company.
  • 15
    Completed Additional form for Employment Visa, see Form (C) below under Forms.
  • 16
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 17
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view the following forms.
Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Additional form for Employment Visa
D. Medical Report
E. Sample - Block visa
F. Sample - Tafweed
G. The Saudi Cultural Bureau
H. Visa No.4 Employment Visa Checklist



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#5. FAMILY VISIT VISA

Requirements

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the application is approved, it will appear in the MOFA system. The sponsor must provide the applicant with copy of visa slip.

Please submit:

  • 1
    One of the following:
    • a
      a copy of the visa authorization slip
    • b
      The visa authorization number, plus the civil registration number (computer number) or iqama number of the sponsor
  • 2
    Visa application form (Typed out or block letter written)
  • 3
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 4
    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 Only). 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).
  • 5
    Please note that the Saudi consulate in Ottawa requesting that starting May 29, 2017, and for all types of visas that require a proof of relationship to the sponsor (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.), such certificate:

    Birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.), such certificate:

    Proof of relationship to the sponsor Submit only a copy with following policies:
    • a
      Certificates issued from Canada or Arabic Countries for proof of relationship to the sponsor (a marriage certificate for the spouse, and a birth certificate for a child, brothers, sisters, indicating name of parents), must be notarized by a Canadian notary public or a commission of oat, and Authenticated by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs (Global Affairs Canada).
    • b
      Non-Canadian Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate if in English or French languages should be stamped from Canadian Foreign Affairs.
    • c
      Non-Canadian Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate in languages other than Arabic, English or French should be translated to Arabic, English or French and stamped from Canadian Foreign Affairs.
    • d
      If Pakistani passport or Pakistani Notional ID card or Indian, Syrian , Palestinian, Sudanese, Egyptian passport or any official family book record must be:
      I. Showing the relationship clearly (Full names of the father or mother).
      II. A notarized copy by a Canadian notary public or a commission of oat, and Authenticated by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs (Global Affairs Canada).
    • e
      If the document is a Saudi issued Birth, Marriage Certificates or copy of an old Igama( Saudi resident card) showing the relationship are accepted even if it is a copy.
  • 6
    Non-Canadian applicants must submit a notarized photocopy of their valid residency permit (Permanent Residence Card). Send only a copy of the front and back sides of the PR card. The copy must be notarized by a Notary Public and stamped by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development. The Notary must state on the copy that it's a true copy of the original. (New Requirement)
  • 7
    Copy of a valid document showing legal status of the sponsor by one of the following:
    • a
      Residency Permit of the sponsor IQAMA (if the invited applicant is a relative of the sponsor).
    • b
      The iqama of the sponsor and the iqama of his/her spouse are needed(if the invited applicant is a relative of the spouse of the sponsor).
    • c
      Evidence of Saudi citizenship if the sponsor is a Saudi national.
  • 8
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 9
    Visa validity is 3 months from date of issue.
  • 10
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 11
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view the following forms.
Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Sample - Family visa slip
D. Visa No.5 Family Visit Checklist

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#6. INVESTOR VISAS

Requirements

The investor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the request is granted, it will appear in the MOFA system. The sponsor must provide the applicant with the authorization date and number. (KINDLY PROVIDE THE VISA SLIP).

Medical Report

- If you require a medical report, the report is valid for only Three months from the date of issue.
-Please note that all tests on the Medical form must be completed. These medical tests are available in Canada and their completion is mandatory (few physicians may suggest that the testing is not needed, however it must be completed in order for the Saudi work visa application to be processed).
- If the medical report is processed in Canada, it will take approximately one month.
- If the medical report is processed outside of Canada, it has to be identical to the medical form at the bottom of this page and testified by the Saudi Arabian Embassy IN THE COUNTRY OF ISSUE.
- You MUST confirm with your doctor that you have all required test results INCLUDING (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C).

Authentication of medical report

- The purpose of the attestation of the College of Physicians and Surgeons is to confirm that the physician is licensed in that province or in that territory. The College of physicians and Surgeons does not attest the test results.
- Ensure that your Medical report you require to be authenticated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons is signed by the physician and that his/her registration number appears on the report. The name of the physician must be printed and clearly legible.

Please submit:

  • 1
    Visa application form (Typed out or hand written in block letters), please see "Form B" below.
  • 2
    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 Only).
  • 3
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 4
    Copy of investor's status certificate from SAGIA.
  • 5
    A Completely filled out medical report form that MUST BE:
  • a
    Valid, less than Three months from the date of issue.
  • b
    The physician used a CHECK MARK (✔) for POSITIVE RESULTS OR NEGATIVE RESULTS only.
  • c
    The report certified by college of physicians of the issuing province (Original Only).
  • d
    Copy of all required test results.
  • e
    (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C - please attach copy of these test results after the medical report right away).
  • f
    If any of the above 4 results are positive+, the doctor must provide a typed explanation of why they are positive.
  • g
    If medical report is done outside of Canada, it must be authenticated by the KSA Embassy in that country.
  • h
    If the medical report is issued in KSA it must be authenticated by MOFA.
  • 6
    An original valid Canadian Police Records Check. (Less than three months from the issuing date - you can obtain this certificate simply by NAME SEACH only and no need for fingerprint processing).
  • 7
    Non-Canadian applicants must submit a notarized photocopy of their valid residency permit (Permanent Residence Card). Send only a copy of the front and back sides of the PR card. The copy must be notarized by a Notary Public and stamped by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development. The Notary must state on the copy that it's a true copy of the original. (New Requirement)
  • 8
    A statement or proof of religion.
  • 9
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 10
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 11
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

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Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form
C. Medical Report
D. Statement of Religion
E. Saudi Arabian embassy no document return request declaration for visa application
G. Visa No.6 Investor Visa Checklist

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#7. RESIDENCY VISAS

Requirements

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the application is approved, it will appear in the MOFA system. The sponsor must provide the applicant with a copy of the visa slip. The sponsor must provide the applicant with copy of visa slip.

Medical Report

- If you require a medical report, the report is valid for only Three months from the date of issue.
- Please note that all tests on the Medical form must be completed. These medical tests are available in Canada and their completion is mandatory (few physicians may suggest that the testing is not needed, however it must be completed in order for the Saudi work visa application to be processed).
- If the medical report is processed in Canada, it will take approximately one month.
- If the medical report is processed outside of Canada, it has to be identical to the medical form at the bottom of this page and testified by the Saudi Arabian Embassy IN THE COUNTRY OF ISSUE.
- You MUST confirm with your doctor that you have all required test results INCLUDING (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C).

Authentication of medical report

- The purpose of the attestation of the College of Physicians and Surgeons is to confirm that the physician is licensed in that province or in that territory. The College of physicians and Surgeons does not attest the test results.
- Ensure that your Medical report you require to be authenticated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons is signed by the physician and that his/her registration number appears on the report. The name of the physician must be printed and clearly legible.

Please submit:

  • 1
    Visa application form (Typed out or block letter written), please see "Form B" below.
  • 2
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 3
    A valid passport for at least six months from the application date and must have the place of birth and two blank pages side by side (Original Only). If family accompanying on the same passport, pictures and names of all members must be added on the passport by the proper legal authorities.
  • 4
    A copy of the visa authorization slip (see sample below under "Forms")
  • 5
    Please note that the Saudi consulate in Ottawa requesting that starting May 29, 2017, and for all types of visas that require a proof of relationship to the sponsor (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.), such certificate:

    Birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.), such certificate:

    Proof of relationship to the sponsor Submit only a copy with following policies:
    • a
      Certificates issued from Canada or Arabic Countries for proof of relationship to the sponsor (a marriage certificate for the spouse, and a birth certificate for a child, brothers, sisters, indicating name of parents), must be notarized by a Canadian notary public or a commission of oat, and Authenticated by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs (Global Affairs Canada).
    • b
      Non-Canadian Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate if in English or French languages should be stamped from Canadian Foreign Affairs.
    • c
      Non-Canadian Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate in languages other than Arabic, English or French should be translated to Arabic, English or French and stamped from Canadian Foreign Affairs.
    • d
      If Pakistani passport or Pakistani Notional ID card or Indian, Syrian , Palestinian, Sudanese, Egyptian passport or any official family book record must be:
      I. Showing the relationship clearly (Full names of the father or mother).
      II. A notarized copy by a Canadian notary public or a commission of oat, and Authenticated by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs (Global Affairs Canada).
    • e
      If the document is a Saudi issued Birth, Marriage Certificates or copy of an old Igama( Saudi resident card) showing the relationship are accepted even if it is a copy.
  • 6
    Non-Canadian applicants must submit a notarized photocopy of their valid residency permit (Permanent Residence Card). Send only a copy of the front and back sides of the PR card. The copy must be notarized by a Notary Public and stamped by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development. The Notary must state on the copy that it's a true copy of the original. (New Requirement)
  • 7
    Copy of Residency permit of the sponsor (IQAMA) and a Letter from the sponsor indicating the authorization number , the date and the names of applicants.
  • 8
    For residency visa applicants over 16 years old, must provide:
    • I. A Completely filled out medical report form that MUST BE:
    • a
      Valid, less than Three months from the date of issue.
    • b
      The physician used a CHECK MARK (✔) for POSITIVE RESULTS OR NEGATIVE RESULTS only.
    • c
      The report certified by college of physicians of the issuing province (Original Only).
    • d
      Copy of all required test results.
    • e
      (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C - please attach copy of these test results after the medical report right away).
    • f
      If any of the above 4 results are positive +, then your Doctor must provide a typed explanation of why they are positive. On the other hand, If the results are expressed in a numerical value, then your Doctor must provide a typed explanation that the results are interpreted as Negative and that you do not have the disease. The Doctor’s note must be typed on the Clinic’s letterhead and stamped by their official seal or stamp as well as signed by the Doctor, with their license number appearing beside the signature.
    • g
      If medical report is done outside of Canada, it must be authenticated by the KSA Embassy in that country.
    • II. An original valid Canadian Police Records Check. (Less than three months from the issuing date - you can obtain this certificate simply by NAME SEACH only and no need for fingerprint processing).
  • 9
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 10
    If applicant is female and 18 years of age or older, and going under her SPONSOR's Iqama - she must submit a NOTRIZED DECLARATION LETTER from her PARENTS stating that she is single.
  • 11
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 12
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

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Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Medical Report
D. Saudi Arabian embassy no document return request declaration for visa application
E. Sample - Residancy visa slip
F. Visa No.7 Residency Visa Checklist

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#8. RESIDENCY FOR NEWBORN

Requirements



Please submit:

  • 1
    Visa application form filled out completely and accurately, please see "Form B" below.
  • 2
    Original Canadian passport valid at least for six months (separate passport for the newborn).
  • 3
    The Child's Canadian birth certificate indicating the names of the mother and the father must be:
    • a
      Notarized by a Canadian notary public or a commission of oath.
    • b
      Authenticated by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.
  • 4
    Copy of the residency permit (IQAMA) of both parents.
  • 5
    Letter from the Saudi sponsor certified by a Saudi Chamber of Commerce confirming the employment of either parent, job title, residency permit number and expiry date, and indicating that the sponsor has no objection child residing in Saudi Arabia. (we suggest that you obtain visa authorization for the newborn as this will secure issuance of the visa)
  • 6
    Covering letter requesting the visa from the Consular Section.
  • 7
    Original mother's passport.
  • 8
    Copy of the father's passport.
  • 9
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 10
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      Must be signed and dated by the applicant.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • c
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • d
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 11
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

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Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Visa No.8 Residency for Newborn Checklist

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#9. STUDENT VISA

Requirements

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must send you a copy of the acceptance letter form University/collage.

Medical Report

- If you require a medical report, the report is valid for only Three months from the date of issue.
-Please note that all tests on the Medical form must be completed. These medical tests are available in Canada and their completion is mandatory (few physicians may suggest that the testing is not needed, however it must be completed in order for the Saudi work visa application to be processed).
- If the medical report is processed in Canada, it will take approximately two months.
- If the medical report is processed outside of Canada, it has to be identical to the medical form at the bottom of this page and testified by the Saudi Arabian Embassy IN THE COUNTRY OF ISSUE.
- You MUST confirm with your doctor that you have all required test results INCLUDING (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C).

Please submit:

  • 1
    Visa application form (Typed out or hand written in block letters), please see "Form B" below.
  • 2
    A valid passport for 1 year at least from the application date including the place of birth (Original & one copy). A valid passport for six months at least from the application date, including the place of birth and two blank pages side by side. (Original Only).
  • 3
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 4
    The acceptance letter from the university/college.
  • 5
    The high school diploma of the student or relevant degree according to the level of education required.
  • 6
    A Completely filled out medical report form that MUST BE:
    • a
      Valid, less than Three months from the date of issue.
    • b
      The physician used a CHECK MARK (✔) for POSITIVE RESULTS OR NEGATIVE RESULTS only.
    • c
      The report certified by college of physicians of the issuing province (Original Only).
    • d
      Copy of all required test results.
    • e
      (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C - please attach copy of these test results after the medical report right away).
    • f
      If any of the above 4 results are positive +, then your Doctor must provide a typed explanation of why they are positive. On the other hand, If the results are expressed in a numerical value, then your Doctor must provide a typed explanation that the results are interpreted as Negative and that you do not have the disease. The Doctor's note must be typed on the Clinic's letterhead and stamped by their official seal or stamp as well as signed by the Doctor, with their license number appearing beside the signature.
    • g
      If medical report is done outside of Canada, it must be authenticated by the KSA Embassy in that country.
  • 7
    An original valid Canadian Police Records Check. (Less than three months from the issuing date - you can obtain this certificate simply by NAME SEACH only and no need for fingerprint processing).
  • 8
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 9
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.

Forms

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Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form
C. Medical Report
D. Visa No.9 Student Visa Checklist
E. توقيع طالب لفيزا دراسية

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#10. VISA FOR FOREIGN FAMILY OF A SAUDI CITIZEN (residency visa for a wife of a saudi citizen)

Requirements

The sponsor in Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa authorization through the Ministry of INTERIOR. Once the application is approved, it is sent to MOFA, and 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. Please attach visa slip to application.

Please submit:

  • 1
    Visa application form (Typed out or hand written in block letters), please see "Form B" below.
  • 2
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 3
    A valid passport for six months at least from the application date including the place of birth and two blank side by side pages (Original & one copy).
  • 4
    Proof of relationship to the sponsor (the Islamic marriage certificate certified by The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs).
  • 5
    Non-Canadian applicants must submit a notarized photocopy of their valid residency permit (Permanent Residence Card). Send only a copy of the front and back sides of the PR card. The copy must be notarized by a Notary Public and stamped by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development. The Notary must state on the copy that it's a true copy of the original. (New Requirement)
  • 6
    Copy of PASSPORT OF sponsor.
  • 7
    A Completely filled out medical report form that MUST BE:
    • a
      Valid, less than Three months from the date of issue.
    • b
      The physician used a CHECK MARK (✔) for POSITIVE RESULTS OR NEGATIVE RESULTS only.
    • c
      The report certified by college of physicians of the issuing province (Original Only).
    • d
      Copy of all required test results.
    • e
      (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C - please attach copy of these test results after the medical report right away).
    • f
      If any of the above 4 results are positive+, the doctor must provide a typed explanation of why they are positive.
    • g
      If medical report is done outside of Canada, it must be authenticated by the KSA Embassy in that country.
    • h
      If the medical report is issued in KSA it must be authenticated by MOFA.
  • 8
    An original valid Canadian Police Records Check. (Less than three months from the issuing date - you can obtain this certificate simply by NAME SEACH only and no need for fingerprint processing).
  • 9
    Proof of conversion to Islam (if you converted to Islam or if it is required by ministry of interior).
  • 10
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 11
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 12
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

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Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Visa No.10 Residency Visa for a Wife of a Saudi Citizen Checklist

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#11. VISA FOR FOREIGN FAMILY OF A SAUDI CITIZEN (Requirements to extend exit re-entry visa or to resume residency visa for a wife of a KSA citizen)

Requirements

A request letter from the Saudi sponsor to issue a visa for the applicant in order to resume residence in the kingdom.

Please submit:

  • 1
    A completed visa application form
  • 2
    Original and copy of the passport valid for at least six months from the date of the application.
  • 3
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 4
    Copy of residency permit (IQAMA)
  • 5
    Copy of the exit re-entry visa.
  • 6
    Copy of the sponsor’s passport
  • 7
    A request letter for the issuing of the visa from the Saudi Citizen.
  • 8
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 9
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 10
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

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Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Visa No.11 Extend Return Visa for Foreign Family of a Saudi Citizen Checklist

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#12. FAMILY OR ESCORT VISA FOR FAMILY MEMBERS WHOSE MOTHER OR SPOUSE IS A SAUDI CITIZEN

Requirements

A request letter for the issuing of the visa from the Saudi citizen.

Please submit:

  • 1
    A completed visa application form.
  • 2
    Original and copy of a passport valid for at least six months from the date of the application
  • 3
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 4
    Proof of relationship (birth certificate revealing both parents’ names.)

    Please note that the Saudi consulate in Ottawa would like to inform you that starting May 5, 2016, and for all types of visas that require a proof of relationship to the sponsor (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.), such certificate:

    Birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.), such certificate:
    • i.
      If the certificate is issued from of Canada, please submit one of the following only:
    • a. Submit the original with a copy for us and we will return the original.
    • b. Notarized by a Canadian notary public or a commission of oat, and Authenticated by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.
    • ii.
      If Birth and Marriage Certificate from outside Canada(not Saudi or any other arabic country)shoud be:
    • a. In English or translated to English or Arabic.
    • b. Notarized by a Canadian notary public or a commission of oat and Canadian Foreign affairs.
    • iii.
      If Birth and Marriage Certificate from Arabic Countries we will accept to see the original with a copy for us and we'll return the original or a copy stamped from their Embassies in Canada.
    • iv.
      If the document is a Saudi Birth or Marriage Certificates are accepted even if it is a copy.
  • 5
    Copy of the marriage certificate.
  • 6
    Copy of the Saudi Passport & I.D. of the mother or spouse
  • 7
    A request letter for the issuing of the visa from the Saudi citizen
  • 8
    A letter from the father allowing the child to accompany his mother, if the father isnot accompanying them). (Copy of two pieces of identification showing his signature).
  • 9
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 10
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 11
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

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Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Embassy visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Visa No.12 Visit Visa for Foreign Family of a Saudi Citizen Checklist

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#13. EXTEND RETURN ( EXIT RE-ENTRY VISA ) (requirements to extend exit re-entry visa (if your iqama is still valid))

Requirements

YOUR IQAMA MUST BE VALID AND YOU MUST APPLY TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EXPIRY DATE OF YOUR EXIT RE-ENTRY VISA AND.

THE PROCESS ADOPTED FOR EXTENDING THE EXIT RE-ENTRY VISA

For students & accompanying mothers in Canada:

(a) The length of stay outside the Kingdom is calculated starting from the date of your departure from the Kingdom

(b) A declaration of enrollment from the school OR university / college must be included.

The consular section can extend your exit re-entry visa for a maximum of 30 days only if your stay outside the Kingdom does not exceed 12 months. If your stay outside the Kingdom exceeds 12 months, your sponsor must obtain an authorization to extend your exit re-entry visa from the proper authorities in Saudi Arabia ( make sure that the authorization has no condition ). You must include a copy of the visa slip with your application.

For applicants on work visa:

  1. (a) The length of stay outside the Kingdom is calculated starting from the date of your departure from the Kingdom

  2. (b) For multiple entry visa, it is calculated from the first exit from the Kingdom

The consular section can extend your exit re-entry visa for a maximum of 30 days only if your stay outside the Kingdom does not exceed 7 months. If your stay outside the Kingdom exceeds 7 months, your sponsor must obtain an authorization to extend your exit re-entry visa from the proper authorities in Saudi Arabia. You must include a copy of the visa slip with your application.

Please submit:

  • 1
    Visa application form (Typed out or block letter written), please see "Form B" below.
  • 2
    An original AND a photocopy of the applicant's passport. It must also be valid for at least six months from the application date and include the place of birth and two side by side blank pages.
  • 3
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 4
    A Copy of:

    (a) The latest exit re-entry visa.

    (b) Applicant’s valid residency permit (iqama).

    Or a print out of the latest exit re-entry visa issued by the passport office TRAVEL SECTION in Saudi Arabia you can visit their website: www.eserve.com.sa/VVSWeb

  • 5
    Applicant must obtain a letter from the Saudi sponsor (Kafeel) requesting the extension of the visa and detailing his/her IQAMA (residency) status and relation to sponsor. This letter must be stamped by Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Scanned copy or original, both will work at the moment) (New requirement)
  • 6
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
  • 7
    Please also include fees payable to Visaenterprise Ltd. along with your application (see fees and payments table at the bottom of this page).
  • 8
    For students & accompanying mothers:
    • (a) A declaration of enrollment from the school, college or university.
    • (b) Copies of sponsor’s valid residency permit (iqama).
    • (c) A letter from the parents in KSA addressed to the embassy requesting the extension of their child’s re-entry visa.
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    In case of a work residence:

    (a) If your length of stay outside the kingdom exceeded 7 months you must obtain an authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the kingdom (include copy of the visa slip).

    (b) A fax copy of the letter from the company sponsoring revealing details of years of employment, job title, residency permit issuance and validity.
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    If applicant is applying with a new passport, please make sure to include the old one.
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    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
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    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view the following forms.
Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Exit/Re-entry visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Sample - Copy of exit-entry document
D. Sample - Extend Return visa authorization slip
E. Visa No.13 Extend Return Checklist
F. Sample of the letter for extend return
 

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#14. EXTEND RETURN ( EXIT RE-ENTRY VISA ) (lost passport with exit re-entry)

Requirements

Please submit:

  • 1
    Visa application form (Form "B" - Below ONLY and typed out or block letter written).
  • 2
    The new original passport. (Original & one copy).
  • 3
    One recent (No more than a month old) photographs (4x6 cm) on a plain white background (write name, signature and stamp date on back).
  • 4
    Copy of residency permit (IQAMA) & copy of the lost passport.
  • 5
    A certificate print out issued by the passport office TRAVEL SECTION in Saudi Arabia which include information about the latest exit re-entry visa issued to you.
  • 6
    Applicant must obtain a letter from the Saudi sponsor (Kafeel) requesting the extension of the visa and detailing his/her residency status and relation to sponsor. This letter must be stamped by Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Scanned copy or original, both will work at the moment) (New requirement)
  • 7
    Police report or letter from the issuing authority of the new passport revealing the reason for issuing new passport (Original & one copy).
  • 8
    Flight Itinerary must be provided with consideration of the following points:
    • a
      The KSA Embassy has advised that no ticket should be purchased before issuance of the visa.
    • b
      The KSA Embassy in Ottawa can issue visas that allow travelers to enter KSA by air exclusively. No Entry By Land.
    • c
      Please ensure that your entry airport is the closest to your sponsor's location. The port of entry to KSA must be the same or the closest airport to the location of the sponsor. If the sponsor invited the applicant to conduct business/visit in a different city other than the one displayed in the company's Registration Certificate, the sponsor must provide a letter in Arabic explaining the reason for this. An example can be for conducting business in a another branch/location of the company.
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    Please also include fees payable to Visaenterprise Ltd. along with your application (see fees and payments table at the bottom of this page).
  • 10
    Female applicant (if applying without her husband) over 18 must have consent letter from her husband if she is married or notarized letter that she is not married.
  • 11
    Please submit the second page of form B: "NOTIFICATION TO ALL AGENTS AND ALL APPLICANTS"

Forms

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view the following forms.
Application Forms ( Click below to download )
A. Fees and Applicant information sheet (Applications will NOT be processed without this form)
B. Exit/Re-entry visa application form (Two Pages)
C. Sample - Copy of exit-entry document
D. Visa No.14 Extend Return for lost passport with re-entry visa Checklist
E. Sample of the letter for extend return

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