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Visas and Immigration

Welcome to the Visa Section of the Embassy of Canada in Tripoli.

Important announcement

In light of recent events, the Canadian Embassy in Libya has closed temporarily. The visa application centre (VAC) in Tripoli, Libya, remains closed until further notice. If you have any questions, please send an email to:

Please note, you may submit your temporary resident application online or through your nearest VAC, including but not limited to Tunis, Tunisia. To find your nearest or most convenient VAC visit the CIC website.

Updates will be provided when available.

For information about going to Canada and to find out how to make an application at this office, please refer to our list of services below.

Important! New rules for prospective international students are now in effect (as of June 1, 2014).

Read about these changes and how they may impact you.


We provide these services to residents, nationals, or persons legally admitted to Libya.  Find out how to submit an application.

Permanent resident (immigration) applications are not accepted in Libya. Please refer to the website for our Visa Section in Paris

As of October 23, 2013, Libyan citizens between the ages of 14 and 79 must give their biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) when submitting an application for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. This new requirement affects citizens from 29 countries and one territory.

You can give your biometrics at the VAC in Tunisia.

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