Guidelines and Requirements to Apply for Canada Visa from Nigeria.

Canada Visa from Nigeria – Are you interested in traveling to Canada for an official appointment, education, tourism, or other reasons? This the right place for reliable information about the general requirement and guidelines for Canada visa application in Nigeria.

Canada is a North American country stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. Major cities include massive Toronto, west coast film center Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal and Québec City, and capital city Ottawa.

Canada’s vast swaths of wilderness include lake-filled Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It’s also home to Niagara Falls, a famous group of massive waterfalls.

Be aware that the procedure for applying for a Canadian in Nigeria can take a long time. If you have an option to use Visa centers to help you with procuring a Canadian Visa – you should consider doing so.

If you prefer to handle this task by yourself, then you need to follow the steps below:

How to Get a Canadian Visa from Nigeria.

No matter which type of visa you want to get from the Canadian Embassy, you will need to meet these conditions:

  1. Provide a valid International Passport;
  2. Be healthy (it may require providing your medical history, also if you have HIV and AIDS – you may receive a negative answer to your visa application);
  3. You should provide documents you have ties in Nigeria. This includes proof that you have a job, family, houses, businesses, or assets. If you want to visit Canada for a short period, these assets will serve as proof that you will return to Nigeria;
  4. You should provide proof that you have enough money to stay in Canada;
  5. You should provide all the required documents to a Visa Application Center.

Required Documents!

Any visa request to Canada will require submitting several documents along with your application. Therefore, be patient about this and provide all required documentation with the correct and proven information.

Remember that the Canadian Embassy in Nigeria will deny your Visa application if you make a mistake or if they find out you are dishonest

You will certainly need two documents for any Canadian Visa.

  • Application Form IMM5257
  • Family Information Form IMM5645.


  1. An invitation from a person or business representative that you will be meeting in Canada. It should include contact information, duration of your stay, purpose, and dates of visit;
  2. A note of information about your trip. It should contain contacts, destinations, purposes of your trip, duration of stay, booked hotel addresses and provisional airline booking;
  3. Previous passports (it serves as evidence of your previous travel history);
  4. Payment for your Visa Processing Fee;
  5. Two passport photographs with your signature and date at the back. Your international passport should be older than six months. If other members of your family will also accompany you, then they should also provide their own passport photos. On the back of the photos – do not forget to write their names and dates of birth.;
  6. Your original Nigerian passport and those belonging to anyone accompanying you. Nigeria should issue this passport. It should have at least six months’ validity period and contain two blank visa pages;
  7. You should also submit a photocopy of your bio-data page. It`s the page that shows your name, surname, date of birth, place of birth, photo, etc.;
  8. Evidence of invitation, hotel confirmation, registration to a seminar, trade show, science conference, etc.;
  9. Biometric fees;
  10. Proof of funds. You will need to submit evidence that you can cover your travel expenses. Acceptable proof of your payability may include a certified bank statement of your account history for three previous months, proof of investments in your bank account or a list of sponsorship from the person inviting you to Canada;
  11. Self-addressed return courier envelope to get your documents back.

Complete VFS Canada Form! When you complete all necessary documents to get your Canadian Visa – you will also need to complete a VFS consent form.

You should attach this form to your application documents! If you don`t complete the form – all your documents will be returned to you!

Visa Application Fee.

You are required to pay the visa application fee if you want to travel to Canada. Your Visa fee will not be returned to you if the application is rejected.

Just visit the nearest Canada Visa Application Center to process your application fee and biometric fees. This center is located in 16, Billings Way, Oregun Industrial Area, Ikeja, Lagos.

You are required to pay in cash only. Note, that you may be required to pay an additional $40 for service charge.

N/B: Submit all the required documents to the Canada Visa Application Center. Visa Applications are accepted from 8 am to 3 pm from Monday to Friday.

You will need to wait up to 14 days for your application to be processed.

If your documents are accepted, then you will be required to submit your passport for the visa stamp. Note that you will need to pay $32 for the passport transmission. You will also be notified of when you will have your passport returned!

How to Apply.

If you want to study in Canada, then you have to meet the following requirements:

  1. You must have been accepted by a learning institution in Canada;
  2. You must have proof that you have enough money for your stay in Canada;
  3. You must prove that you can pay tuition fees;
  4. You must prove that you can pay living expenses for yourself or any family member traveling with you;
  5. You must prove that you can pay for transportation;
  6. You must have no criminal records and be a law-abiding citizen;
  7. You must be in sound health and be ready to complete any necessary medical examination;
  8. You may need to prove to an immigration officer that you pose no threat to Canada;
  9. You must prove to an immigration officer that you will leave Canada after your authorized stay.

Immigration to Canada!

Nigerians can immigrate to Canada through the Skilled Workers Immigration Program. You should be competent in one of the country’s official languages (English or French).

This will show them that the applicants can be comfortable in the respective industries in the country.

Citizenship and Immigration: Canada is the only country that can consider your application for the Skilled Worker Immigration Program. Are you eligible for this program?

It’s possible to apply if you are in Canada as an international student. You can also apply for this program if you have a job offer from Canada.

Visit the Human Resources and Skills Development in Canada to verify your job category. Be sure to pass the assessment test online.

You will need to get the Permanent Resident Card for immigration application. Also, you will be required to show proof that you have at least $11115 in cash if you apply for immigration to Canada. The current application fee for immigration to Canada is $550.

Canada Visa Lottery in Nigeria – Is it real? A widespread rumor that Canada is about to start their lottery program similar to the USA lottery is untrue.

There have been rumors that 16 countries could apply for the ‘Canadian Lottery’, Canada officials did not confirm such a statement and do not announce any plans to launch this kind of lottery now or in the nearest future.

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StudentsandScholarship Team.

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