Canadian Visa Application: The Requirements, Procedures And All You Need To Know With The Fees

Canada is one of the world’s safest place to live, study and work. There are lots of Nigerians already living in Canada because getting and processing the visa is very simple. To visit Canada, whether you are going for tourism, study, to work, or to visit family and friends, you are expected to get a visa to visit Canada. Your visa application should be submitted online via IRCC online system or via VFS Global Canadian visa application centres in Abuja or Lagos.

 

The Canadian Visa Application Fees

The visa application fees for anyone who intend to visit Canada may vary, it all depends on where and how you want to process your visa, like if you process your visa in person via a visa application centre or you are doing via online. But in general, we have two kinds of fee to pay which are biometric fees and visa application processing fee.

Here are the estimated fees you will have to pay via online:

  • The visa application processing fee is $77 which is about ₦28, 000
  • The payment for biometric is $66 per person which is about ₦24, 000 per person

Here are the estimated fees you will have to pay via the VFS Global visa application centre:

  • The visa application processing fee is $77 which is about ₦24, 000
  • The payment for biometric is $66 per person which is about ₦24, 000 per person
  • The VFS Global service charges is $47 which is about ₦17, 000

 

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Canadian Visa Requirements

  • A completed visa application form: You should download and completely fill the visa application form. You must ensure you answer all questions on the form. If any of the questions is not meant for you, answer N/A. also ensure you fill in your email address, phone number and your postal address.
  • The biometric fee and visa processing fee: You will have to put the biometric and visa processing fee in your application form.
  • A letter of purpose: You will have to provide a letter which contains the purpose of your travelling, destination, how long you intend to stay and your contacts. You should also provide a proof of air flight booking.
  • You will need to provide your original international passport.
  • Two passport size photograph with your signature and date at the back.
  • A letter of invitation
  • A proof showing you have sufficient money that will cover your entire trip and other expense.
  • Here are other documents that might be needed in some circumstances, they include the following:
  • A proof of employment for employed applicants
  • A proof of your type of business, for applicants running a business
  • A proof of present studies, for applicants who are students

 

 

The Canadian Visa Application Procedure

  • You should select the kind of visa you need (study, tourism, medical or visitor’s visa)
  • Find out about the requirement for your chosen visa
  • Carefully complete the application form and also fill the family information form
  • Make payment for the biometric and visa application process
  • Then attend your visa interview on the appointed day

 

Contacts

  • Canada Embassy Office in Lagos

Located at 4 Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island

Email contact: immigration@international.gc.ca

 

  • Canada Embassy Office in Abuja

Located at the Central Business district

Email contact: abuja@international.gc.ca

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