SIAT Consular Services is a Canadian company with offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. We specialize in the procurement of the international travel visas required to enter a foreign country and in the legalization/attestation of both personal and business documents. Our experience in this business dates back more than 30 years.
VISAS
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  • the acquisition of travel visas
  • visa requirements or
  • visa application forms
DOCUMENTS
Select this option if you are primarily interested in
  • the legalization of documents
  • document attestation
  • supporting documention for visa applications, such as Saudi e-numbers, etc
NEWS

August 1, 2014

SIAT TORONTO OFFICE INFORMATION

As of 01 August, please call for an appointment PRIOR to dropping off your applications if you want to have them checked while you wait.

July 28, 2014

END OF RAMADAN - EMBASSY CLOSURES CANADA

Some Embassies and Consulates will be closed from 28 July – 01 Aug 2014, to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Please contact our Ottawa office ottawa@siatcs.com or call 613.233.2223 to check which ones are affected and the dates of the closures.

NO 3RD PARTY ALLOWED FOR SOUTH AFRICAN VISAS.

With immediate effect, anyone requiring a visa for South Africa will be required to apply IN PERSON only as a copy of their fingerprints are now required. This rule applies even if you do not live in the Toronto area.

BRAZIL DROPS 3RD PARTY/POSTAL SUBMISSION FEE.

With immediate affect, Brazil will no longer charge an extra $ 25.00 for applications submitted by mail or by a third party.

BRAZIL INTRODUCES A NEW ENTRY/EXIT FORM.

Brazil has changed their entry/exit form that is usually completed prior to landing. This form can now be completed before travelling. It is advisable to complete the form online using computer, rather than completing it by hand. The form can be downloaded from our website or when you request an estimate.

BENIN EMBASSY OFFERS EXPEDITED PROCESSING SERVICE

For an extra processing fee of $ 25.00, Benin is now offering an express processing service. Kindly provide documentation to substantiate your request for the rush service.

VISAS-ON-ARRIVAL FOR TURKEY ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR CANADIANS

Canadians can no longer obtain their Turkish visa on arrival at the airport or port of entry into Turkey. With the introduction of the e-visa, all travellers must have confirmation of the e-visa or have a sticker type visa in their passport prior to boarding the plane.

July 2, 2014

CHINA VISA FEE INCREASE – REGULAR PROCESSING.

As of 2 July 2014, the fee for a China visa on regular processing has increased by 40.00 + applicable taxes.

June 11, 2014

Russian Consulate Closing

The Russian Consulate in Toronto will be closed June 12th and 13th due to national holidays.

May 9, 2014

Brazil Soccer Visa Deadline - Vancouver

The Consulate General of Brazil in Vancouver has announced that all applications for FIFA World Cup must be submitted by May 26th 2014 to ensure all visas are issued on time. Between May 15th and June 15th 2014, other types of Brazilian visas will not be accepted by the Consulate unless proven urgent. In urgent cases, we are required to email the Consulate a detailed explanation of the urgency along with your supporting documentation.

May 1, 2014

SAUDI REMOVES WAIT TIME FOR CANADIANS

As of 01 May 2014, the Saudi Embassy will no longer require Canadian visa applicants to wait for 10 days before receiving their visas. The processing time has been reduced to 1 - 3 days depending on number of applications received.

Vancouver Brazilian Consulate Processing time increases

The Brazilian Consulate announced on April 1st 2014 the processing time for all Brazilian visas is now 20 business days. Travelers are advised not to book their airline tickets prior to the issuances of their visa(s). Monday, April 2014.

Brazilian FIFA World Cup 2014

Applicants wishing to apply for a Brazilian visa to attend the FIFA World Cup must select “FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 – Spectator” in the online application form. Applicants holding copies of their spectator pass/ticket must submit a copy of their pass/ticket with their applicant in order for an Embassy fee gratis visa. January 2014

Vancouver Vietnam consulate – new online application form.

As of March 15, 2014 all Vietnam visa application forms must be completed online and then printed. Hand written application forms are no longer accepted. March 15th 2014.

Senegal Bio-metric Visa Updates

Visas upon arrival (with pre-enrollment) is now available at the airport at Cap Skirring. As of July 2013, a biometric visa is required to enter Senegal. The Government of Senegal launched an on-line pre-enrollment program that allows visitors to register their visa online and receive their biometric visas on arrival at the following points of entry: Dakar Airport, Cap Skirring Airport (NEW), Border crossing of Rosso with Mauritania, Border crossing of Karang with Gambia, Border crossing with Guinea Bisseau. For more information click here

Ottawa Office goes Bilingual

Clients are once again able to receive assistance in both French and English at our Ottawa location. Please contact us at 613.233.2223 or by email.

March, 2014

Vancouver Vietnam consulate - new online application form.

As of March 15, 2014 all Vietnam visa application forms must be completed online and then printed. Hand written application forms are no longer accepted.