Please note that visa forms MUST be filled out completely in order for the application to be processed in a timely manner. Don't forget to include the following information on the form:
Passports or documents can be dropped off at the Embassy in Washington between 9:30am and 12:30pm weekdays. Pick ups are between 3:30 and 4:30 weekdays. Please note that this schedule can change without notice. Ramadan Business hoursMailing Passport: Include a prepaid return label and envelope (from FedEx, UPS or USPS only) with the return address label filled out completely. A proper prepaid return envelop must include a “PRE-PAID” label. Return envelops showing only account numbers are no longer accepted as proof of pre-payment. Credit cards, checks, money orders or cash will not be accepted for return mailing. Any package without a proper pre-paid return envelope and label will be put on hold until a proper return envelope is received. It is the applicant’s responsibility to determine the EXACT return shipping costs. All labels must have a tracking number, and applicants are advised to keep both incoming and outgoing tracking numbers for their records. The Embassy does not send international packages.
The normal visa processing time for all types of visas, excluding Hajj and Umrah visas, for Canadian passports is 10 days. Processing times begin on the day the Visa Section receives a completed application.
No cash, credit card or personal check will be accepted.
Any package without such payment will be on hold until the payment is received. It is the responsibility of the applicant to include the EXACT amount according to the weight of the package.If you are applying to New York, the required form is