Ramadan Embassy Times, Closures, and Delays Canada 2019
The holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Sunday May 5th and end on Tuesday June 4th this year. For Muslims both in Canada and around the world, this month of fasting and reflection is one of the most important elements of their faith. Consequently, thousands of both public and private institutions around the world will have limited operating hours through Ramadan. In regards to embassies in Canada such as the Qatar embassy in Ottawa, UAE embassy in Ottawa, UAE Consulate in Toronto, Saudi Arabia Embassy in Ottawa, and Kuwait embassy in Ottawa, their operating hours will be limited during this time. This also means that if you have any Canadian documents you need to use in the Middle East during or around Ramadan, you should expect to have some delays in the process. Furthermore, it may be substantially more difficult to contact these embassies during that time.
Thankfully, we have successfully processed documents through the Ramadan season for over two decades. Our close relationship with over 20 Middle Eastern embassies in Ottawa has allowed us to facilitate document processing during this unpredictable time. Although you should expect delays in processing your documents during Ramadan, we will still be able to process your documents and ensure they are ready for use overseas. However, note that at the end of Ramadan there will be multiple embassy closures due to the Eid celebration. The exact dates of Eid have yet to be determined, and likewise embassy closures will vary at that time. If you have Canadian documents you need attested (authenticated and legalized) for use in the Middle East, please contact us as soon as you can. Starting the process early will ensure you meet your deadlines during Ramadan.