How To Get Canada Visa From Nigeria

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how to apply for canada visa

Canada is one of the places that millions of Nigerians hope to visit one day. Each year, around 50 million tourists visit Canada, making it an ideal travel destination. This frigid country has become a “hot travel destination” for everyone due to its terrain, wildlife, and climate, as well as important tourist towns like as Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Niagara Falls, and countless more tourist attractions.

If you wish to travel to Canada from Nigeria, you’ll need to get a Canada visa. You will learn how to apply for a Canada visa in Nigeria without difficulty in this article.

Choosing a Visa for Canada

To begin your Canada visa application in Nigeria, you must first determine which form of Canada visa best meets your needs, as well as determine whether you are eligible to apply for the visa. You’ll also need to figure out what documents you’ll need, how long the visa application will take, and how much it will cost.

If you are visiting Canada as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend a business meeting/conference/trade fair, to transit through Canada, to work, or to study, you will need to apply for a Visitor visa. The Canadian Visitor Visa is sometimes known as the Temporary Residential Visa because it is only valid for a short period of time (TRV).

You may be granted a multi-entry Canada Visitor visa that is valid until the expiration of your passport’s validity period. Your multi-entry Canada visa, for example, is valid for ten years if your new passport is valid for ten years. After receiving this visa, you can stay in Canada for a maximum of 6 months in a row. The multi-entry visa allows you to leave Canada after a maximum of 6 months and return for another 6 months.

Permanent Residence Visas, Business Immigrant Visas, and Express Enrollment Program Visas are some of the other types of Canada visas.

In order to apply for a Canada visa in Nigeria, you’ll need the following documents.
You must submit the following documents when applying for a Canadian visa:

Original and copy of your passport’s first page
Copies of your previous visas and, if applicable, entrance and departure stamps
a copy of your identification card
For students, a certificate of employment and/or a certificate from an educational institution are required.
Bank account statement in your name
If you have any property in your name, you should get a copy of the extracts.
You must provide proof of your marital status (If you are married, a copy of your marriage certificate, if you have children under 18, birth certificates, or if your marriage has been dissolved, a copy of the dissolution document)
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Reservations for your trip’s tickets
Reservations for your trip’s hotel
Forms for applications
Payment of the visa fee, as evidenced by your document.
An official employment, event, or meeting invitation letter
In Nigeria, the procedures for applying for a Canada visa are as follows:

A Canadian visa can be obtained in one of two ways: online or in person.

How to Apply for a Visa to Canada Online

When filling out an online application, go to You will create an account on the portal’s website. Then log in to your account, choose the sort of visa you’d like to apply for, and fill out the required fields. Then, go to a website with a list of documents that must be submitted (as well as application forms). Then, if needed for the application, upload the appropriate papers.

The application is authorized once all of the documents have been uploaded to the system, and you will be forwarded to the payment page to make your payment online.

Following that, that account will receive all alerts regarding the next steps. You must print the notification and produce your passport and fingerprint at a visa application center after receiving it.

The visa process begins when your fingerprints are taken. The account will be alerted again if the answer is known. If the response is no, a note will be posted explaining why the request was denied. If the response is yes, the visa label must be affixed to the passport using the original passport.

After that, print the notice and bring your passport to the visa application facility. The passport will be received by the visa application center, which will then transmit it to the Canadian embassy for the visa label to be applied.

How to apply for a visa to Canada in person

Step 1: Get your application ready.

This is after you’ve decided on the type of Canada visa that best meets your needs. Begin by downloading the visa application form from the VFS Global website. Make sure you fill out the form completely and print it off. Print the completed form, together with the barcoded pages, on white, bond grade, non-glossy paper using a laser printer.

Original copies of all required documents for your visa category, as listed on the IRCC document checklist, must be attached to the completed application form. If you don’t have all of the required documents, fill out, sign, and print the waiver form on the VFS Global website. After that, join the papers together.

It’s critical that you read the website’s privacy policy and complete the consent form, which you should also attach to the application form.

Step 2: Schedule a meeting.

When submitting the required paperwork, you will need to make an appointment to have your fingerprints and photo (also known as biometric information) obtained at the Visa application center. At the Visa application center, however, you may not be required to present your biometric details.

You can double-check this on the Government of Canada’s website. If you don’t need your biometric information recorded, you can just submit your application during the visa application center’s working hours.

Step 3: Payment of the visa application fee

A visa application fee will be required. You can make a payment on the Government of Canada’s website. You can pay at the time of your appointment if you want to print the form and bring it with you to the Visa Application Centre. You must additionally pay the Government of Canada charge as well as the biometric fee (if applicable) as directed on the IRCC website.

Step 4: Go to a Visa Application Center and fill out an application.

When you arrive for your appointment at the Visa application center, arrive at least 15 minutes before the allotted time. The application form and additional documents will then be submitted. Your biometric information will be collected, and you will be given the opportunity to pay the application cost if you have not already done so. You will be given a unique tracking number after payment, which will allow you to get updates on your application.

Step 5: Keep an eye on your application.

You will receive an email informing you of the outcome of your visa application. If you don’t have easy access to email or need precise monitoring information, you might be able to acquire it by SMS texted directly to your contact. You can also get status updates on your visa application by visiting VFS Global’s website, using Webchat, calling the Helpline number (2348150199900), or visiting the visa application facility.

Collect your passport in step 6

You can pick up your documents from the Visa Application Centre or have them returned to you by courier for an extra cost after a visa application decision has been made. If you want to pick up your decision envelope at the Visa Application Centre in person, you’ll need to bring the following:

a copy of your passport’s stamped biographic page
The original Receipt for Visa Application Centre Services from the Visa Application Centre.
A government-issued identification card
You can also appoint someone to pick up your decision envelope from the Visa Application Centre on your behalf. The following information must be provided by your delegate:

The delegate’s name and relationship to the applicant must be included on the signed Visa Application Centre services consent form.
a copy of the applicant’s passport’s stamped biographic page
The original Receipt for Visa Application Centre Services from the Visa Application Centre.
A kind of government identity for the delegate.

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