Government of Canada services and information in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Services and information provided to Canadians by the Embassy of Canada to Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh.
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On this page
- Adoption and surrogacy
- Birth abroad
- Citizenship services
- Notarial services
- Passport services
- Pensions and retirement
- Studying abroad
- Visa and immigration services
- Voting abroad
Adoption and surrogacy
Refer to International adoption.
Refer to Birth abroad.
Citizenship certificates pick-ups are Sunday to Thursday between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm.
You can pay online for your citizenship services before submitting your application.
|Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship)||75.00|
|Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship||100.00|
|Replacement / Update of proof of Canadian citizenship||75.00|
|Application for a Search of Citizenship Records||75.00|
The office provides the following notarial services, by appointment only, to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada.
Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.
- Authenticate the original Canadian birth certificate, Canadian marriage certificate or Canadian diploma
- Letter of facilitation for police clearance
- Letter of facilitation for changing of nationality on Saudi Residency ID (Iqama)
- Letter of facilitation for transferring the Saudi visa information from the old to the new passport
- ‘No objection’ letter (in case of death)
Notarial services can be paid by credit card.
Payments are processed through an online processing agent. Please complete the authorization form. The form must reflect the exact charges for services requested and be completed in Canadian dollars. Failure to complete the form in full or authorize the correct fees may result in delays to your application.
|Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document.||50.00|
|Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries.||50.00|
|Providing a Passport Canada CTC. The fee shown is per set of three copies.||45.00|
|Letter of facilitation for police clearance||50.00|
|Letter of facilitation for changing of nationality on Saudi Residency ID (Iqama)||50.00|
|Letter of facilitation for transferring the Saudi visa information from the old to the new passport||0.00|
|Authenticate the original Canadian birth certificate, Canadian marriage certificate or Canadian diploma||50.00|
|Statutory Declaration Form||50.00|
Book an appointment to present your documents in person. An authorization letter will be required from applicant(s) who are not able to come in personally.
Passport pick-ups are Sunday to Wednesday between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm.
The processing time for a passport application submitted abroad is 20 business days. This 20-day period only starts once we have a complete and accurate application and does not include postal delivery time. Processing times may change depending on the volume of applications received and are not guaranteed. Complexity of routine verifications and security checks leads to longer processing times.
You can pay online for all your passport services before submitting your application.
|10-year adult passport (age 16 or over)||260.00|
|5-year adult passport (age 16 or over)||190.00|
|5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age)||100.00|
|Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport||45.00|
|Retention of a valid passport||45.00|
|Addition of a special stamp (at applicant's request)||45.00|
|Temporary passport (linked to regular passport application)||110.00|
Pensions and retirement
Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad.
Visa and immigration services
- Submit visa applications and study and work permits to a visa application centre (VAC). Book an appointment to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) at a VAC.
- Submit permanent residence applications and documents to a visa office.
- Submit applications to overcome criminal inadmissibility to a visa office.
Refer to Elections (voting from abroad).
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