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Important announcement

As of April 13, 2014, applicants will be able to submit applications to the Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi using one of the following service channels:

This change does not apply to applications for permanent resident visas.  For more information, please refer to “Submit an application” in the Quick links section below.

Welcome to the Visa Section of the Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi.

As of September 4, 2013, you may need to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) 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 Abu Dhabi or Kuwait.

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.

We provide these services to residents, nationals, or persons legally admitted to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia* and Yemen.

* Temporary Resident Visas for citizens or residents of Saudi Arabia are processed by the Visa Section in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Date Modified:
2014-04-09