The government of Canada is considering opening of a new visa application center in Doha with an intention to assist Qataris in Canadian visa application processes.
Canada embassy was officially opened in Qatar on 5 June 2014, while the Canadian mission was initially established in 2012. The services offered to the public at the embassy include consular assistance, passport renewal, and the Trade Commissioner Service support to aid Canadian companies in identifying business related opportunities in Qatar besides helping citizens of Qatar in identifying investment chances in Canada.
Till the proposed facility in Doha gets established, visa applications are to be sent to Abu Dhabi's Visa Application Centre.
Canadian Ambassador Andre Dubois said that Canada is a selected partner for Qatar and as a result of all efforts to strengthen the relationship between Canada and Qatar, the embassy was established.
Andre Dubois and the International Cooperation Affairs’ Assistant Minister have officially opened the Canadian mission at Torando Tower in West Bay.
Canada and Qatar, which share common interests on local issues and as emerging business opportunities, have a positive relationship between them with around 7,200 Canadians residing in Qatar and working across sectors of the Qatari economy.