Needing is mandatory. You will require a Canada visa in order to enter the country, regardless of whether this is your first trip there, you are going there to study, work, you are returning to experience Canada festivals; Toronto International Film Festival, Quebec Winter Carnival, Calgary Stampede, Canadian National Exhibition, Celebration of Light, Festival du Voyageur, Luminato, Folklorama, Igloofest, Oktoberfest, Montréal en Fêtes vibrant culture, or you are seeing relatives in Ontario, Toronto or Newfoundland for your annual celebrations.

Your aspirations of visiting this nation, where nothing is impossible and everything is possible, can now be explored with a little less complexity thanks to our comprehensive guide on the tourist visa application process.

Categories of Visas

There are various kinds of visas available for Canada.


A single-entry or multiple-entry visitor visa (temporary resident visa) is available. With a multiple-entry visa, which is good for up to ten years, you can enter and exit Canada for up to six months at a time.

A single-entry visa is valid for up to six months from the date of arrival and permits one visit to Canada. When applying for a single entry visa, make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you plan to return to Nigeria.

Visa processing times may reach thirty days, contingent on the kind of application filed, the volume of applications received, and the completeness of the application. You can pick up your passport and visa from the location where you submitted your application for a visa, or have them sent to you by courier.

Ways to Apply Online for a Visa to Canada

You must take the following actions whether you are applying in person at a visa application center or online via the IRCC online application system:

  1. Download the forms for the Visitor Visa (IMM 5257), Family Information (IMM 5645), and Document Checklist.
  2. Compile all of your supporting documentation and complete the application forms (as listed below).
  3. Fill out the VFS consent form, if necessary. You must include a consent form with your application when using a third-party provider, like VFS Global, or your application will be returned to you.
  4. Cover the cost of the visa.
  5. Send your application to the visa application center in your community. Make sure you have all the paperwork listed on the document checklist along with a valid form of payment (cash is preferred).
  6. Follow the instructions to pay the service charge and receive a receipt with a special tracking number that you can use to monitor the status of your application online.

You run the risk of having your Canada visa denied if you are unable to submit all of the required paperwork. To mitigate this risk, you must fill out a waiver form and include it with your application.

Fees for Canada Visa

Whether you pay online or in person at a visa application center will determine the visa fees for a visitor’s visa. They are refundable at any time the embassy feels it appropriate and should be paid in Naira. However, fees typically come in two flavors: biometric fees and application processing fees.

Estimated costs for both in-person application and online payment:

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Requirements for a Canada Visa

Paper photos are not needed if you are providing biometric data.

A thorough document checklist for the visitor’s visa.

If you are applying through VFS Global, the documents needed may differ.

Where to Submit an Application

Applying for a visitor visa to Canada can be done online or through a VFS Global Visa Application Center. If possible, it is advised to use a visa application center as the visa application process can be time-consuming.

Canadian Embassy in Nigeria

4 Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

(234) 1 271 5650

Monday to Thursday 7:30AM-4PM
Friday 7:30AM – 1PM

Canadian Visa Application
Centre in Abuja

Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Plot 1161, Memorial Drive, Central Business District, Abuja

(234) 815 019 9900

Monday to Friday 8AM 3PM

Canadian Visa Application
Centre in Lagos

Manor Hall, Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way, Third Roundabout, Lekki Phase I- Lagos

(234) 815 019 9900

Monday to Friday 8AM – 3PM


You will need a credit card to cover the processing and biometric fees when applying online, as well as access to a scanner to make digital copies of your supporting documentation.

Applying online is possible via the IRCC website.

Courier Assistance

You can pick up your passport and visa (if applicable) at the Visa Application Center or have it couriered to the address of your choice once they are available for pickup. When you submit your application, the cost of the courier service will be covered.

The following paperwork is required when picking up your passport in person:

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