A NEW visa application centre (VAC) opened in Abu Dhabi on May 1, 2013, and is located on Al Meena Street (Union National Bank Building). We encourage you to apply online or through the VAC as applications submitted directly to the visa office will take longer to process.
Temporary Resident applications may be submitted according to the instructions below.
When Submitting Applications for:
Through the VAC
Through the Embassy
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Temporary Resident Visa (Visitor)
Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD)
* Drop-off only: incomplete applications will be returned by courier at your expense without being processed.
Family class applications: All applications for sponsored family class members must be submitted to the Case Processing Centre in Canada. For more information on how to submit your application, refer to Sponsoring your Family.
Economic Class Applications:
All applicants in the economic classes must submit their initial application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Canada. For more information on how to submit your application, please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Trade Towers (Abu Dhabi Mall) West Tower
10th Floor (Main entrance)
Visa application centre