Saudi Arabia Visa for Canadian Citizens
Apply for Saudi Visa from Canada
Canadian citizens can apply online for a Saudi eVisa. It is a quick and easy process that takes only a couple of minutes.
The best thing is, it can be done from your home by using smartphone. The requirement is straightforward, you only need your valid Canadian passport and a recent photograph, that’s it!
Just fill the online visa application form and get your Saudi eVisa in as little as 6 hours*.
The Saudi visa for Canadian citizens has a 1-year (12-month) validity with multiple-entry benefits. The maximum stay per visit is limited to 3 months (90 days). You have the flexibility to choose your points of entry and departure too.
Canadian nationals can visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Umrah, or visit family and friends, tourism, or business, by using Saudi eVisa 365 days a year.
*Please be aware that the Express Saudi eVisa for Canadian citizens is processed within 6 hours, whereas the regular eVisa may take up to 48 hours.
Packages of Saudi Visa for Candian Citizens
Benefits of Saudi eVisa for Canadian Citizens
As a Canadian national, you enjoy the following benefits from Saudi eVisa,
Applying for a Saudi eVisa from Canada
Following are the requirements for Canadian citizens who are applying for a Saudi eVisa,
- A valid Canadian passport. (should have at least 6 months validity)
- A recently taken passport size photograph. (Size: 2inx2in)
- Your date of arrival. (When you are planning to visit Saudi Arabia)
- Valid payment option (debit/credit card or PayPal) to pay the visa fees.
- You have to mention your reason for visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Umrah, tourism, visiting relatives and friends, business purposes)
- Optional details of your stay. (hotel booking, relatives or friends)
- A child or a minor under the age of 18 years can travel but they will need to be accompanied by a guardian.*
* The child/minor must have their own visa and passport.
How Does the Saudi eVisa Process Work for a Canadian?
Saudi Arabia eVisa for Canadian citizens takes only 3-steps
Fill in the form with the required documents, information, and photos.
Pay the eVisa fee from your convenient method of either debit/credit card or PayPal.
After your eVisa is approved, we email it to you your email and registered account with us.
Travel Preparation after Receiving Saudi eVisa
When you have received your Saudi eVisa, please prepare these documents to have a smooth trip.
- Keep your passport and eVisa with you at all times.
- You will need to keep 2 copies of your eVisa while entering Saudi Arabia from any land or sea border.
- Both copies are required as one would be stamped by the Saudi Border Security.
The option to download your Saudi eVisa is always available from your registered account 24/7.
Saudi eVisa Processing Time for Canadian Citizens
Express Saudi eVisa for Canadian citizens takes 6 hours. For the regular processing option, the time can take up to 48 hours. So if you are selecting the regular plan, make sure to apply ahead of time.
Note: The time does not include holidays or weekends. The time is counted from the next day of your application submission.
Validity of Saudi Arabia Visa for Canadian Citizens
If you are applying for a Saudi Arabia visa from Canada, the validity is 1 year (12 months). The visa has multiple entry options and you can stay up to 90 days straight. To extend your stay further, you have to return to your country and come back again.
Enjoy Your Point of Entry
Any Canadian resident who will apply for a Saudi Arabia visa from Canada can choose their point of entry from any of the following airports, land borders, and sea ports.
Airports (International and Domestic)
*Umrah pilgrims enjoy the fastest route to visit the Holy cities by choosing these two airports.
What Makes Us Different
There are a couple of reasons that makes SaudieVisa standout from others:
Canadian citizens get the option to choose the express eVisa delivery option if they are in a hurry. The regular visa delivery option of 48 hours is also available.
Notification email for a successful form submission, visa fee, and visa process update is sent directly to your inbox.
We have eVisa experts who check all the details before the application is submitted. If something is mismatched or left out, we get in touch with you to fix it right away. And other minor fixes are also done on our end.
Tracking your Saudi eVisa process is just a click away from our dashboard. You get to see the eVisa process along with the option to download it once it is ready.
We have the latest cross-platform and device-supportive website. You can save all the entered info and come back later to fill up and submit the form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Canadian need a visa for Saudi Arabia?
Yes. Canadian Nationals along with the other foreign nationals are required to have a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.
How to apply for a Saudi visa from Canada?
You can apply for a Saudi visa from Canada by filling out the online application form. All you need is a valid passport, recently taken photos of yourself, and a few details. And after paying the fee, you will get your Saudi visa to your email depending on the delivery plan you have selected. You can also download the visa from our dashboard. The visa will be emailed to your inbox.
Can I get a visa on arrival in Saudi Arabia?
Although there is an option for Canadian nationals to get a visa on arrival in Saudi Arabia, we suggest you apply online for an eVisa to avoid any inconvenience later on in the immigration process. The process only takes a few minutes with minimal requirements and will keep you peace of mind while on the journey. And you get a 1-year validity and multiple entry option with the eVisa.
How long does it take to get a Saudi e-visa?
Saudi visa for Canadian comes in two different time plans. Express delivery on Saudi eVisa is delivered within 6 hours. And the regular delivery takes up to 48 hours. The express processing plan is suitable if you are in a hurry to attend a meeting or an important event. But if you have time, then the regular processing plan is also suitable. Typically it takes less than this time limit. Once the visa is ready, you will get it mailed to your email.
Do I need a visa to transit through Saudi Arabia?
If you have a layover or stopover or transiting through Saudi Arabia, and your stay exceeds 12 hours, you will need to apply for a transit visa as a Canadian citizen. Here are the requirements for a transit visa:
- A valid passport
- A confirmed onward flight ticket
- A visa for your final destination (if required)
- A recent passport photo
- Proof of travel insurance
- Payment for the visa fee
Note: You can transit through Saudi Arabia from these airports.
- King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh,
- King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah,
- Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina
- Yanbu Regional Airport.
What is the visa fee for Saudi Arabia?
You can check the fee for Saudi eVisa for Canadian citizens from our price section. We suggest you visit this page regularly to stay updated about the latest prices.
Can you leave Saudi Arabia without an exit visa?
With your Saudi eVisa, you get to enjoy multiple entry into the country. There is no need for an exit visa.
How to get medical insurance for a visitor visa in Saudi Arabia?
When you apply for a Saudi Arabia eVisa with us, the visa processing fee includes medical insurance fees also. It is a mandatory requirement for all foreign nationals including Canadians traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
How long is a Saudi tourist visa valid?
Every Saudi tourist visa for Umrah pilgrims, tourists, visitors, business travelers, and others has a 1-year validity. This comes with the option of staying in the country for 90 days.
How long can you stay in Saudi Arabia with a visa?
The maximum staying limit with a Saudi Arabia eVisa is 90 days. After that, you have to return and come back to extend your stay.
How to cancel a Saudi tourist visa?
There is no way to cancel once you have submitted your eVisa application. Also, there is no refund. So be sure ahead of time before applying.
Got More Questions?
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