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Canada Visa Online Requirements And Application -www.vfsglobal.ca/canada/nigeria/

Nigerian passport holders do require a tourist visa to visit Canada. Visa applications need to be submitted online through the IRCC online application system or through the VFS Global Canadian Visa Application Centre in Lagos or Abuja.

We recommend checking your eligibility before beginning the application process and submitting your application in advance of flight departure. Then, once you have your visa, all you need to do is plan your trip, book your tickets, and pack your bags!


Note: this process is applicable to Nigerian passport holders. Travel-start does not provide advice or assist with processing visas. The content of this article is listed as recommended by research and the Canadian embassy. Kindly check the embassy’s website BEFORE applying for your visa.


Types of Canadian visas in Nigeria

  • A Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa) may be a multiple or single entry. A multiple-entry visa will allow you to stay in Canada for six months at a time and can be valid for up to 10 years.
  • A single-entry visa allows you to visit Canada once and is valid for up to six months from your date of arrival. For single entry visas, your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your date of return to Nigeria.
  • The processing time for visas can take up to 30 days depending on the type of application submitted, the volume of applications received, and whether the application is complete. Your passport and visa can be collected from the Visa Application Centre you applied at or delivered via courier service.

Canadian Visa Fees

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


Canadian Visa Requirements  And Application

  1. Completed Visitor Visa (IMM 5257) and Family Information (IMM 5645) forms.
  2. 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.
  3. Two colour photographs that meet the visa photo requirements.
  4. Proof of application processing fee and, if applicable, bio-metric fee.
  5. Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the trip (i.e. three months bank statements, payslips, proof of investments etc.).
  6. 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).
  7. Proof of ties to Nigeria (i.e. employment letter, proof of businesses or assets etc.).
  8. Copy of provisional flight booking and travel itinerary (i.e. accommodation reservations).
  9. You may need to provide a medical history or proof of good health.
  10. Previous passports showing travel history.
  11. Additional documents to support your application (i.e. marriage certificates, invitation letters etc.).
  12. A self-addressed return courier envelope.
  13. Minors (under 18) travelling alone will need a letter of authorisation signed by both parents or legal guardians. For minors travelling with one parent, a letter of authorisation from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian is required.
  14. If you are visiting family or travelling 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 bio-metrics.

Canada Visa Online Requirements And Application


Canadian Embassy in Lagos

Address: 4 Anifowoshe Street,
Victoria Island,
Telephone: (234) 1 271 5650
Hours: Monday to Thursday 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 1 PM


Canadian Visa Application Centre in Abuja


Address: Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Plot 1161, Memorial Drive,

Central Business District, Abuja
Telephone: (234) 815 019 9900
Hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM – 3 PM


Canadian Visa Application Centre in Lagos



Address: Manor Hall, Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way,

Third Roundabout, Lekki Phase I – Lagos
Telephone: (234) 815 019 9900
Hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM – 3 PM

Getting there and parking options

Parking is available at the Canadian Visa Application Centre in Abuja and Lagos. Parking at the VFS Global office in Lagos is limited. Buses and taxis are available to get you to the visa 
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