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How to apply for Canada Visa in Nigeria
Written by @Beninfo24/7


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Canada is a country located in the northern part of the North American continent. It is a highly developed country with a strong economy. If you want to visit Canada, you will need a visa. Read on to find out more details on how to apply for Canada Visa Online in Nigeria.



The economic impact of immigration is an important topic in Canada. While the immigration rate has dropped sharply from its peak early in the 20th century, Canada is still among the countries in the world that accept most immigrants per capita.

The per capita immigration rate to Canada has been relatively constant since the 1950s, and recent years have seen a steady increase in the education and skill level of immigrants to Canada.


Why is Canada accepting more immigrants?

The old-age dependency ratio is increasing, as a result of greater life expectancy, declining birth rate, and other factors

Without growth in the workforce and a declining number of people in the Labor market, it is going to create labor shortages. Canada is now relying on immigrants to fill in the gap between the number of workers retiring and those entering.


Well, it’s good you found a reason to want to know about how to apply for a visa to Canada in Nigeria

You can pay for the Canada visa either online, in the special VAC, or visa office centers. To apply online you will need to have access to a scanner to create digital copies of your documents and a credit card to pay the processing and biometric fees. Online Application is available at www. / eTA. You can apply online and pay a visa fee directly on the Canadian Government’s official website http:/


Canadian Visa Requirements


  • Completed Visitor Visa (IMM 5257) and Family Information (IMM 5645) forms.
  • An original and copy of your Nigerian passport. The passport will need to be valid for at least six months beyond your date of return and have at least two blank pages.
  • Two-color photographs that meet the Visa Photo requirements.
  • Proof of application processing fee and, if applicable, biometric fee.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the trip (i.e. three months bank statements, payslips, proof of investments, etc.).
  • If you are not paying for the trip you will need a letter from the person or institution sponsoring your trip and additional documents (i.e. a copy of their passport and a bank statement proving they have sufficient funds).
  • Proof of ties to Nigeria (i.e. employment letter, proof of businesses or assets, etc.).
  • Copy of provisional flight booking and travel itinerary (i.e. accommodation reservations).
  • You may need to provide a medical history or proof of good health.
  • Previous passports showing travel history.
  • Additional documents to support your application (i.e. marriage certificates, invitation letters, etc.).
  • A self-addressed return courier envelope.
  • Minors (under 18) traveling alone will need a letter of authorization signed by both parents or legal guardians. For minors traveling with one parent, a letter of authorization from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian is required.
  • If you are visiting family or traveling for business you will need an invitation letter detailing the nature of the visit, length of stay, details of the host person or business, etc.

NOTE: Paper photographs are not required if you need to supply biometrics.


Where to apply for Canada Visa in Nigeria

There are two options when applying for a Canadian visitor visa: online or through a VFS Global Visa Application Centre. The visa process can take some time, so using a visa application center is recommended if you have the option.


How to apply for a Canadian visa online in Nigeria?

Whether you are applying online through the IRCC online application system or in-person through a visa application center you will need to follow these steps:


  • Download the Document Checklist, Visitor Visa (IMM 5257), and Family Information (IMM 5645) forms.
  • Fill out the application forms and gather all your supporting documents (as listed above).
  • If applicable, complete the VFS consent form. When using a third-party provider such as VFS Global you will need to submit a consent form along with your application or your application will be returned to you.
  • Pay the visa fees.
  • Submit your application to your local Visa Application Centre. Be sure to bring along all the documents in the document checklist and an acceptable form of payment (We recommend cash).
  • Pay the service charge and obtain a receipt with a unique tracking number which you can use to track the progress of your application online.

Note: If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents, you will need to complete a waiver form and attach it to your application, or you risk being denied your visa.


How much is the Canada visa fee in Nigeria?

Your visa type plays a major role in the cost of your visa application. If you want to know how much the Canada visa application fee is in Nigeria, read on

Visa fees for a visitor visa may vary depending on whether you pay in person or online at a visa application center. They should pay in naira and subject to change whenever the embassy deems it to be appropriate. Nevertheless, there are usually two forms of fees: an application processing charge, and a bio-metric charge.

Estimated fees when paying online and applying in person:

  • Processing fee – about ₦28,000 (about $77)
  • Biometrics (per person) – about ₦24,000 (about $66)

Estimated fees when applying through the VFS Global Visa Application Centre:

  • Processing fee – about ₦28,000 (about $77)
  • Biometrics (per person) – about ₦24,000 (about $66)
  • Service charge – about ₦17,000 (about $47)

If an applicant wants to terminate their application for a visa to Canada, they can withdraw and apply for a refund of visa fees. Unlike the processing time for Canada’s visa to Nigeria that takes about four weeks, it could take six to refund. However, your payments will only be available for refund if our application has not been attended to. The embassy will request your personal details and contact you if there’s a need for further information.

All information on this blog page was correct at the time of publishing and may change at any time without prior notice. Beninfo247 can also not be held liable if the Canadian Embassy denies your visa and/or you forfeit any amount of money during the transaction


Due to various factors such as age, prior immigration records, social ties, and economic ties, it could be difficult to obtain a visa. You may need to explore scale-through with a consultant. Don’t worry, BENINFO247 offers free consultation services to assist you in making the application successful. You can use the form provided at the end of this article to apply for the free consultation services and visa documents. Please use this form to pick a provider, to request our free consultation services. CLICK HERE or read on, and return later.




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