Canadian Embassy in UAE

Canadian EmbassyThis is the Canadian Embassy in UAE. If you work or live in the Emirates then you can contact the Canadian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai for assistance. We have listed the contact details for the Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi below with a map, telephone number and their operating hours. Also see expat news in the Middle East for the latest happenings in the Middle East.

Note the map to the Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi (UAE) below.

Canadian Embassy in UAE

You will note that the visa processing times have been added below. This is an approximate time scale which should become shorter later. Below we have highlighted some of the main consular assistance issues in Dubai or the United Arab Emirates. These are some of the most common issues for expats and tourists alike. This from the Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

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Apply for a Canadian Passport

If you have lost your Canadian passport while in the United Arab Emirates. This losss needs to be reported to the local police who will issue you with a criminal case number for the loss. This is normally on a police card. Make an appointment with the Embassy in Abu Dhabi or Consulate in Dubai for an appointment. Complete the application for a new passport and provide the police card with the case number on it.

The passport application will now be processed and they will tell you when to return. They can provide you with a new passport of a temporary travel document if you have to leave urgently. Not everyone live in the United Arab Emirates as many are holiday makers.

Street Address:Abu Dhabi Trade Towers (Abu Dhabi Mall), West Tower, 9th Floor, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 6970, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone:971-(0) 2-694-0300
Fax:971-(0) 2-694-0399
Hours of Operation:Reception:

Sunday to Thursday: 0800 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
Sunday to Thursday: 08:00 – 14:00 (during Ramadan only)

Consular Section:

Sunday to Thursday: 09:00 – 12:00

Marriages that occur in Dubai tend to be expat marrying an expat. You will each need to go to your respective Embassies or Consulates and ask for a letter of no impediment or freedom to marry letter. Complete the forms and this is to prove that you are single. They will tell you when to collect your letter. Once you have your letter you need to have this translated and certified in order to be used in Dubai.

Consular Assistance

Once you have had your letter translated and certified, you can now register your marriage in Dubai. You will then need to apply to have this translated and certified. You can now use this for a spousal visa for Canada or to your spouses home country.

If you need a public notary you can all them for an appointment. This is mainly to use to have your documents notarized for you. This is done by appoint only so call them on the telephone number or Canadian Embassy Dubai email address to make the appointment. Again see which documents can be notarized and what they cant do at the Embassy or Consulate.

If you have given birth in Dubai you will need to register the child as a Canadian born abroad. Take all the government documents for the birth registration as well as that from the hospital. Now have these translated and certified. Called the Embassy to make an appointment for a birth registration. Complete the forms at the Embassy and then you will need to wait as it does take a while. They will tell you when to return. Once this has been done you will need to apply for a passport for the child so that the child can travel back to Canada.

There are many diplomatic missions in the region. These include but not limited to the Canadian Embassy in Turkey as well as the Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia as well as the Canadian Embassy in Lebanon amongst other diplomatic missions in the region alone.

Consulate General of Canada in Dubai

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Street Address:19th Floor, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone:(971-4) 404 8444
Fax:(971-4) 404 8556
Hours of Operation:Sun, Mon, Wed and Thurs: 08h00 – 11h00 for services to the public
Passport pick-up: Sunday to Thursday: 14h00 – 16h00
Office hours: Sunday to Thursday: 08h00 – 12h00 and 13h00 – 16h00

IMPORTANT: The Consulate General of Canada does not provide regular Consular Services on Tuesdays.

Canadian Visa Processing Times in Dubai

These are the Canadian visa processing times from Dubai or United Arab Emirates as at January 2022. Times should increase again as the current global status improves. These are approximate times as of the start of this year. The Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi will be no different.

Check Visa Processing Times
Visitor Visa (days)111
Super Visa (days)162
Study Permit (Weeks)11
Work Permit (Weeks)52
Spouse / Partner Visa (Months)12
Passport Application20 Business Days

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