Apply for Canada visit visa from Saudi Arabia

If you meet specific requirements, you can apply for a Canada tourist or visit visa from Saudi Arabia online following a simple process.

Do you need a Canada Visa?

The citizens of all the countries mentioned in this list require a visa to enter Canada, including;

  • Saudi Arabia.
  • India.
  • Pakistan.
  • The Philippines.
  • Bangladesh.
  • Egypt.

Apply for Canada visit visa from Saudi Arabia

Required Documents

Here are the required documents to apply for a Canada visit visa from Saudi Arabia;

  1. Print of Tourist Visa Application form (explained below).
  2. Passport + passport copy (valid for at least 6 months)
  3. 3 months bank statement with a minimum balance of $CAN 15,000 maintained throughout the period.
  4. Two photos with a white background.
  5. Salary Certificate stamped by Chamber of Commerce.
  6. Exit Re-Entry Visa.
  7. Digital Iqama copy.
  8. A booking for Airline Ticket.
  9. Hotel Booking.
  10. Better to attach previous Canada/UK/USA visas.
  11. Invitation letter (for the business trip only).
  12. Debit/Credit Card to pay the fee (explained below).
  13. VFS Appointment for Jeddah, Riyadh, or Dammam.
  14. Print of VFS Consent Form.
  15. Print of Document Checklist.

Visa Application Form

To fill out the Canada visit visa application form, you need to select the following;

  • Register with an IRCC Portal Account.
  • Fill out the Canadian visa application online from the account.
  • Print the filled visa application.

Canada Visa Fee

You need to pay the following non-refundable fee to apply for a Canada visit visa from Saudi Arabia;

Visa Fee

  • $CAN 100 per person visa fee. 
  • $CAN 500 visa fee for a family of 5 or above.

Biometric Fee

  • $CAN 85 per person biometric fee.
  • $CAN 170 biometric fee for a family of 2 or above.
  • The entire fee is non-refundable.

Canada visit visa processing time

The VFS office tells every applicant that the processing time for a Canada Visit Visa in Saudi Arabia is 40 days, but it takes around three weeks on average.

You can track the visit visa application status through your IRCC Portal Account.

Collection of Passport

Once VFS informs you that they have received your passport from the Canadian Embassy, you can collect it from their location. Make sure to visit the following;

  • Stamped biographic page of your passport.
  • The original Visa Application Centre Services Receipt.
  • Original Iqama.

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