How To Apply For Canada Student Visa In Nigeria 2020

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Do you want to apply for Canada student visa in Nigeria 2020, you will have to follow every piece of information here right.

Before getting late we have to let you know this as first instance that the Canadian Embassy has refused a lot Canada student visa applications because most of the applicants as been failing to abide by rules.

Step By Step Guide On How To Apply For Canada Student Visa In Nigeria

We have gather you the basic information, guide and tips for easy Canada student visa application in Nigeria, below are the step that will ensure easy processing and fast approval.

There are two options when applying for a Canadian Student Visa In Nigeria: it is always either online or through a VFS Global Visa Application Center. Kindly note that he visa process can take some time so it is highly advisable using a visa application center

For Online  Canadian Student Visa Application in Nigeria

You must have it in the back of your mine that before applying 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 applications can be done through the IRCC website

You can use this link https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/account.html

1- Gain Admission

Apply for admission into a Canadian educational institution. It is important to secure an admission first because one of the basic requirements for Canada student visa application is getting a letter of admission and acceptance from an institution in Canada.

2- Gather Supporting Documents

Fill the student permit form. Then gather all the aforementioned supporting documents. These documents are important because they represent you at the embassy. You should make photocopies of each document and if possible scan them into an electronic device like a computer system or flash drive.

3- Submit at the VAC

After submitting your application and making the required payments, a receipt will be issued to you which contains a tracking number. You will use the tracking number to track the progress of the visa application process. Also, be ready for a interview

4- Track your application online for Canada Student Visa In Nigeria

When you are ready to track your visa application, click here. This helps to see the stage of your visa application and know when you can collect your passport.

5- Collect your passport

The last step is to visit the visa application center (handled by VFS) to collect your visa when it is ready. You will be notified when it is ready for collection

What Is Canada Student Visa Or Study Permit

The study permit is a document issued that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. Make sure you have all the documents you need before you apply.

Canada Student Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens

As a Nigerian citizen applying for Canada student visa, there are requirements you need to satisfy in order to make the process of your visa application easy and also to avoid unnecessary complications.

The following are the documents you need to have in your possession before starting the procedure for your Canada Student Visa In Nigeria application:

  • You will be required to have your two recent passport-size photographs, with your details written on the back such details includes your name and date of birth.
  • A Proof showing your financial support or sponsorship during your period of study  as it represents: tuition fee + 833 CAD/month (for all provinces, except Quebec) or tuition fee + 917 CAD/month (Quebec)
  • A letter of explanation should be kept intact
  • If you intend to study in Quebec, you will also need a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec, English and French translations for your document, a statement from the translator and a certified copy of the original documents
  •  Verified proof showing  that you paid the study permit fee 
  • You are mostly likely request to provide an acceptable or verified letter designated learning institution of  your choice that is a university being recognized by the canadian government
  • You will kindly be requested of proof showing the sufficient financial resources or asset to enhance your studies in Canada covering your tuition fees and living expenses.
  • One has to have a record  of good conduct showing no criminal activity.
  • Health being act as a good factor as such providing a statement medical examination is always required from a doctor.

Canadian Student Visa Fees For Nigerian’s

The visa fees may vary depending on if you pay online or in person at a visa application centre. They should be paid in naira and are subject to change whenever the embassy deems it fit.

But generally, there are two types of fees: an application processing fee and a biometric fee.

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)

How Long Does It Take To Process Student Canada Visa in Nigeria?

Actually the time for processing Canada Student Visa In Nigeria varies depending on the number of applicants at that time. The range do falls in eight weeks.

So to ensure that you have fast approval, one need to apply early before the academic year commences.

Canadian Embassy in Nigeria

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

How Much Time Will It Take To Get Your Visa?

Be sure to allow extra time for your visa application. Immediately after you’ve been accepted to and enrolled in the university of your choice, you can already start your application for the Canadian Study permit.

You should apply at least 4-6 months before your university degree programme starts. After you’ve applied for the 2020 Canada Student Visa In Nigeria, you can expect that you’ll wait about 112 days for the decision.

46 COMMENTS


  1. This is an opportunity for a student to study in Canada, but the amount am seeing there is just making me cry, it’s too much

  2. The fee for everything is too much please they should reduce it, most Nigerians are finding it difficult to feed please help

  3. The enlightenment I have reading through social today, if I had it many years ago I would have known where I am today. A very wonderful opportunity that should be taken serious. Canada my dream country.

  4. Some of these information are either incorrect or stale .

    I don’t know much about paper application but usually on line application is better recommended. For online application after opening d website you are expected to create what is called a GC key which is what will take you to d application page. You may not know all d documents required for your application until you answer some questions. It is after you answered all d questions that a list of d documents you require would be generated. The documents required vary with applicants.

    For example if you are a minor ( depends on your age and d province you are applying to study), you do not require a police report or evidence of free from criminal record. But you will need to process a custodian document ( you need a permanent resident PR in Canada to stand as custodian).But if your age is above a minor you don’t need this but you need a police report.

    The application fee is CAD150 but once you pay this online and submit d application, it already includes d biometric fees. You will be sent a slip to take to a VSF centre to do biometrics.

    Before filing application you need to go for medical test in one of d designated medical centres in Abuja or Lagos and d result is confidentially sent to d consular.

    Of course you need to submit a statement of purpose and proof of fund to cover your period of study. Proof of fund may include statement of account and other investment documents. There are other online firms you have to fill.

    However you need to pray for luck. This is bcos sometimes visa is rejected for unreasonable reasons. For example somebody was denied bcos the consular says he is not sure d applicant will return back after his studies bcos of his travel history. Firstly why should this be an issue when Canada has a policy of allowing a graduate from their designated learning institute to apply to work after graduation. Also d particular person has not travelled outside d country before, so which travel history are they talking about. If it is bcos d person has not travelled before why should that be an issue. Apart from that there are others that were granted visa who were traveling for the first time. You can see why I said sometimes d reasons are unreasonable.

    • This is very great opportunity for people wanting to go for greener pasture the procedures are not to hard and very easy follow to move out for a better living

  5. Going to Canada to study is good but that’s huge amount . I wish to go there but can’t afford the fee

  6. The procedure is a bit stressful. It requires somebody who had an experience to guide while doing this. Do Nigeria Institutions demand such processes from foreigners?

  7. It will be a good thing if truely the Canada visa can be approval for student in thus country in the sense that they will be more expose to academic life in the western world and be privileged for additional practicals which are not readily available here

  8. what I know is that Canada is one of the accommodating states. but I don’t know why we must go there, our country is falling everyday and we are not feeling negative or speak against with it. Yes I have a question, is travelling guaranteed that

  9. what I know is that Canada is one of the accommodating states. but I don’t know why we must go there, our country is falling everyday and we are not feeling negative or speak against with it. Yes I have a question, is travelling guaranteed after all money? and I’m sure that there would be some other expenses that would be paid in addition

  10. Applying for VISA of any foreign country from Nigeria is a mess, the outcome/questioning is not friendly. It doesn’t look easy as it sound.

  11. Anyway, GoodLuck to those that applied and got it approved, because the struggle is not friendly. Anyway, thanks for the update.

  12. if I am privileged to have this kind of visa that is good bye to Nigeria for me I will come back when I have something reasonable to invest in the country to make the country a better one

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