HOW TO APPLY

Submit Your Application In-Person

Step 1 :

Read complete information on visa/permit requirements on the IRCC website and download the appropriate application forms and checklist relevant to the purpose of your visit. Please refer to the "Visa types" page to obtain details on visas/permits.

Citizens of Saudi Arabia and of 29 other countries and territories are required to provide their biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when applying for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. This requirement is for applicants between the ages of 14 and 79. Find out if you need to give your biometrics

Step 2 :

For your guidance, follow the checklist below as per visa category

Please note that each applicant (per passport) should fill out the Main application form, family information form and supplementary form.

Please make sure to indicate your mobile and email address in the main application form. Failure to include mobile and email address, application may not be accepted.

Print on white, bond-quality, non-glossy paper.

Use of a laser printer is recommended

Important Note: Please inspect your printed application form to confirm that barcodes appear on the last page (page 5 of 5). Insert the barcode sheet on the top of the all forms. The barcodes should appear clear and be free of any distortions smudges or fading otherwise it may slowdown the application process.

If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the official IRCC document checklist, you are required to fill out and sign the waiver form and attach it with your application form.

Failure to provide a completed and signed waiver form may result in additional delays or refusal of your application for a visa, permit or travel document.

Step 3 :

Read the privacy policy, fill out the VFS consent form and attach it with your application form.

IMPORTANT:If a completed and signed CVAC consent form is not included with the application, we will NOT be able to assist you, and will be obligated to return the application to you.

Step 4 :

Pay visa fees and biometric fee by cash.

If you wish to pay your visa fee and biometrics fee online, please follow the instructions on the Canadian Visa Office website

Step 5 :

Visit your local Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC); make sure you bring your passport, photographs, completed forms and all supporting documents as per checklist and IRCC fee and payment instructions. Applicable service charges will be levied. Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application. DO NOT submit your application by mail to this CVAC.

Step 6 :

Once you are at CVAC, pay the service charges, hand your complete application and obtain a receipt. This receipt contains your unique tracking number which you will need to track the progress of your application online.

Important Note: If you need to provide biometrics, your $85 CAD biometric fee covers the CVAC service charge for application handling.

Mail Your Application

Citizens of Saudi Arabia and of 29 other countries and territories are required to provide their biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when applying for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. This requirement is for applicants between the ages of 14 and 79. Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

Important Note: If you need to give your biometrics, DO NOT submit your application by mail to this CVAC. You must submit your application in person. The CVAC will collect your biometrics at the same time you submit your application.

Step 1:

Review information on visitor visa, study permit or work permit requirements on the IRCC website and download appropriate application forms and checklists based on the purpose of your visit. Please refer to the “All About Your Visa” page to obtain details on visas/permits.

Step 2:

For your guidance, follow the checklist below as per visa category

Please note that each applicant (per passport) should fill out the Main application form, family information form and supplementary form.

Forms (Including the barcoded sheets) are to be printed on a white, bond quality, non-glossy paper, using a laser printer.

If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents as mentioned in the official IRCC document checklist, you are required to fill out and sign the waiver form and attach it with your application form. Failure to provide a completed and signed waiver form may result in additional delays or refusal of your application for a visa, permit or travel document.

Step 3:

Read the Privacy Policy; complete and sign the VFS consent form,and attach it with the IRCC application form and other supporting documents.

IMPORTANT: If a completed and signed CVAC consent form is not included with the application, we will NOT be able to assist you, and will be obligated to return the application to you.

Step 4:

Pay your Visa fee by Demand Draft as below instructions in the Step 5.

IMPORTANT: If your application is received without the correct payment for visa fees, we will not be able to assist you and your application will be returned to you.

If you wish to pay your visa fee online, please follow the instructions on the Canadian Visa Office website

Step 5:

Pay required CVAC Service Charge, and any fees for additional CVAC services, as per the Service Charge Schedule provided on the CVAC Website.

Bank draft for Visa fee and VFS service charge

  1. Visa fee and VFS service charge to be paid via demand draft only and the same should be in Saudi Riyal Only (SAR).
  2. Demand draft must be addressed to “Al Etimad Modern Business Solutions CO. Ltd’’ Make sure no prefix is added.
  3. Demand Draft should only be taken from the Banks & not any other exchange companies.
  4. We do not accept personal or company cheques.
  5. Bank drafts must be valid for at least six (6) months from the date of issuance.
  6. Please ensure that the bank does not forward your bank draft to this office.
  7. Pay the exact fee for your application

Step 6 :

Arrange forms and documents according to the checklist.

Step 7 :

Complete and sign the CVAC Mail-in Application Checklist, make sure you include it along with the application(s).

Step 8 :

Decide how you want your documents to be returned to you.

Document collection or delivery after processing of your application by the Canadian Visa Office:

  1. If you have opted for collection of your documents in person or through an authorised representative, you will receive an email notification advising you to collect your documents from the CVAC.
  2. If you have opted for return of documents through courier or through a self-addressed prepaid envelope, the CVAC shall courier the documents upon receipt from the Canadian Visa Office. Please be sure to include a pre-paid mailer with Priority or Express Mail service (Aramex) in your application with your name and address on it.

Step 9 :

Visit Aramex courier branch. In order to receive your passports by Aramex courier, you must include either:

  1. A self-addressed pre-paid Aramex airway bill with the following information clearly written:

    Receiver information:

    1. Your complete name
    2. Your complete physical address (NO P.O. BOX)
    3. Your Email Address
    4. Your phone number (country code + area code + phone number)
    5. Alternative contact information (country code + area code + phone number), if applicable

    Shipper information:

    Canada Visa Application Centre,1st floor, Dove Plaza (Hyper Panda), Omm Al Hamam street, Omm Al Hamam, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    Tel: 00966 12 5107805.

    OR

  2. A self-addressed (C4 or C5 sized) envelope with the following information clearly written or typed at the back of the envelope:

    • Your complete name
    • Your complete physical address (NO P.O. BOX)
    • Your Email Address
    • Your phone number (country code + area code + phone number)
    • Alternative contact information (country code + area code + phone number), if applicable

    We will only return passports through Aramex. Self-addressed airway bills from other courier companies will not be used and will be returned.

Step 10 :

Mail or courier your completed and signed application forms, checklists, consent form, along with your original passport, photographs, online payment slip for Canada visa fee, bank draft for VFS service charges and courier fee receipt in a sealed envelope to Canada Visa Application Centre, The envelope should be addressed to:

Canada Visa Application Centre,

1st floor, Dove Plaza (Hyper Panda), Omm Al Hamam street, Omm Al Hamam, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Tel: 00966 12 5107805.

Step 11 :

Track your delivery with the postal or courier company used to submit your application(s) to the CVAC.

Step 12 :

You will receive an email notification containing your application tracking ID from the CVAC within 2 working days of receipt of your application.

Submit Your Passport

If you have received notification from the Government of Canada requesting your passport, your passport along with the request letter may be submitted through this Canada Visa Application Centre.

With your passport(s), make sure you include:

  • The passport request letter you received from IRCC
  • Any applicable visa application centre (VAC) fees, such as passport transmission fees, courier fees etc.
  • Your contact information, including your email, phone number and return address
  • The VAC consent forms

How to submit your passport:

Once you receive notification from the Government of Canada requesting your passport, you can submit the passport and that request letter in person/ through an authorised representative at the CVAC.

To retrieve your passport, you have the choice of;

  1. Picking up the passport in person or through an authorised representative at the CVAC or;
  2. Requesting return of passport by courier
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The Passport Transmission Services offered by the CVACs will enable you to;

  1. Get your passport delivered to the CVO (Canadian Visa Office) in a timely and safe manner.
  2. Track the status of your passport by using the Tracking tool on the CVAC website