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Diplomatic, Official, Courtesy Visa

Service description

Diplomatic visas are granted to members and families of diplomatic and consular missions, including members of international organizations.

Official visas are granted to government officials and / or international organizations and their families who are holders of official passports traveling to the country on an individual basis or an official matter.

Courtesy visas are granted at the request of a foreign Government Institution or multilateral organizations to certain officers and their families who travel to the country with ordinary passports.


To whom this service is intended

Diplomatic delegations and international organizations.

This service is offered by the Consular Section.
Tel.: (613) 569-9893 ext. 2124 / 2126 / 2127 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: 130 Albert St., Suite 1605, K1P 5G4, Ottawa, ON, Canada


1. Visa Form filled and completed in type or clearly printed. 

2. One (1) frontal picture size 2 x 2 inches, with a white background. 

3. Original passport valid for at least the duration of the requested visa or longer. 

4. Verbal or Diplomatic Note from the Diplomatic or Consular Mission or the International Organization requesting the visa and indicating: 

• Name of applicant.

• Nationality.

• Passport Number.

• Diplomatic rank or position held.

• Purpose of the trip.


Procedure to follow

Send the documents specified in the requirements section and the completed application form to our Embassy.

Processing time

Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM / Friday 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Free of charge

Hours of service

5- 15 business days, depending on date of travel and prior requests.

Service channel

In Person or via mail (Canada Post, UPS, FedEx, DHL)

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