Sample of Tourist Travel Requirements for a Saudi Arabia Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. eVisa Eligibility

    The Government of Saudi Arabia requires travelers with your nationality to obtain an eVisa. Travelers will receive an electronic authorization from the government to enter Saudi Arabia. It is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport. To be eligible the traveler must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Comply with all requirements stated on the eVisa application

  2. Photographs

    One digital passport sized colour photograph. The photograph must:

    • Have a white background
    • Be taken with no glasses being worn
    • Be taken within the last six months
    • Be uploaded into a jpg file

    Please upload your digital image securely at along with your eVisa order form.

  3. eVisa Application Form

    One fully completed Saudi Arabia eVisa Application Form, which can be found within the CIBTvisas application kit.

    Once you have placed your order with CIBTvisas, please upload securely at

  4. Medical Insurance

    The government of Saudi Arabia requires all applications to be submitted with a medical insurance policy from an approved provider. The insurance must be issued by a Saudi-Arabian insurance company. CIBTvisas will obtain the medical insurance policy on your behalf when completing the eVisa registration procedure. The government of Saudi Arabia applies an insurance policy fee of SAR 140, which is included in the visa fee.

  5. Visa Validity

    A Saudi Arabian eVisa is a multiple entry visa with a validity of 1 year and allow for stay of up to 90 days.

  6. Minor Applicants Under the Age of 18

    Applicants under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a guardian.

  7. Visa Conditions

    All applicants must adhere to local customs and etiquette. Please visit this page for more information.

  8. Previous visits to China or other areas impacted by COVID-19

    Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended visa issuance and entry to applicants who have been to China or other areas impacted by COVID-19

  9. Traveller Registration (Highly Recommended)

    Feel safer and travel with peace of mind by using our Traveller Registration Service. Registration notifies the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development where and when you will be travelling, enabling the Government of Canada to reach you in case of an emergency abroad or inform you of an emergency at home. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form in this kit and send it to us with the rest of your documents.


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