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Requirements For Canada Visa in Nigeria 2020

Last updated on December 28, 2019

If you are applying for the 2020 Canada visa in Nigeria, they will require you to submit an following documents. We will mention the documents you need here.

Canada Visa in Nigeria Application Forms 2020

Download and complete Application Form IMM5257 (download here) and Family Information Form IMM 5645 (download here).

You must answer every question in both forms. Write N/A if a question is not applicable to you.

If you’re to be accompanied by one or more family members, each of them must complete and sign their own application. Only those who are aged 18 years and above are required to fill the forms.

For those younger than 18 years, they must have their form signed by a parent or guardian.

Note that you’re required to list all your children under 18 years of age on the Family Information Form, even they don’t need a visa or are not accompanying you. If you have more than three family members, use additional copies of the form.

When filling the forms, be sure to include your mailing address, reliable phone number, and email address. You should fill out the new forms electronically and submit a print out of your computer-generated forms, including the 2D barcode page.

ALSO READ: Visa Free Countries For Nigerian Passport Holders 2020

Additional Documents Needed

You will also need to submit the following items to obtain your Canada Visa in Nigeria:

  • Two passport photographs with the date and your signature at the back. The passport must not be older than six months. If you’re to be accompanied by your family member(s), submit 2 passport photographs for each individual, and write their name and date of birth on the back.
  • Evidence of payment of your visa processing fee
  • Your original passport and that of anyone accompanying you (if you’re not going alone). The passport must be a Nigerian-issued one. It must have a minimum of two blank visa pages and at least 6 months validity. Along with the passport, you will submit a photocopy of the bio-data page (the page showing your name, photo, date of birth, etc.).
  • Previous passports (evidence of your previous travel history).
  • A note containing an explanation of the purpose of your trip, length of stay, destination, and contacts. You must also provide a provisional airline booking.
  • An invitation from the person or business you’re visiting — stating the visit dates, duration, purpose, and contact information.
  • Proof of funds. You must submit convincing evidence that you have enough funds to cover your travel and other expenses. Acceptable evidence include a certified bank statement showing your account history over the past three months, or evidence of investments in your name.
  • Evidence of invitation, registration, and hotel confirmation (if you’re going to Canada for a seminar, conference, or trade show).
  • Self addressed pre-paid return courier envelope to return your documents.

Other documents that may apply in certain circumstances includes:

  • A letter from your employer stating the purpose of your travel (if you’re travelling for business purposes).
  • PRoof of pardon or right to travel, if you have been convicted of a crime, check both the Canada pardons services website and the Nigerian pardons services website for details.
  • Proof of your business (if you’re a businessman). Examples include business registration certificates, tax clearance certificates, trade certificates, licenses and financial documents (business bank account statement for past six months).
  • Proof of employment, such as a letter from your current employer and payslips (last 3 months).
  • Proof of current studies (if you’re a student).
  • A copy of the IMM5257 Schedule 1 (download it here).

Canadian Embassy in Nigeria Contact Details

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 Center 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 Center 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

ALSO READ: List Of Visa Free Countries To Canada 2020

Do you have any information concerning the Canada Visa in Nigeria requirements that’s not listed here? Tell us using the comment section. Thanks


  1. Team Team Post author

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  2. Emmanuel Ani Emmanuel Ani

    This is a nice piece of information. Will make plans for it on the future. Thanks u know it really hard to find genuine ones out there

  3. Israel Enweji Israel Enweji

    I feel like going to Canada now I have gotten this information, I really appreciate @melody for there information
    Thanks alot

    • igwe Frank igwe Frank

      Comment .I want to visit a good and caring country like Canada but no good connection,.

  4. Oluwatobiloba Okusaga Oluwatobiloba Okusaga

    The year we begin to embrace our very own Nigeria and stop all this running here and there, that’s the year we’ll begin to do more for this country… God bless Nigeria

  5. Solomon Michael Solomon Michael

    Waoo, thanks for the information, I was already making plan for Cannada visa in the future, but with this information, I am certain of getting all the information that I need, thanks alot for this little but good and Important piece of information.

  6. Anonymous Anonymous

    Comment:I which to be among d participants of God can get a better client I we be happy

  7. John Ibe John Ibe

    I am interested in traveling to Canada with my family but I don’t know how much it will cost me.
    Can some body help me because I really need to really need to travel there with my family by next year?

  8. Favour Vin Favour Vin

    Really??I never knew it was not so difficult..
    I was told of a different way, which was so so difficult.
    I will try this.

  9. Franca Emeruom Franca Emeruom

    Like how much does it cost to obtain a Canadian visa?
    Again, if you are going there in search of job without having any one inviting you, will you be giving visa after meeting all the requirements?
    Please Sir melody I need answer to these questions! Thank you

  10. Ethel Clara Ethel Clara

    It is a very nice one, how I wish I could travel out from this tiring Country.

  11. Anonymous Anonymous

    Comment:Nice piece of information, can you help some one travel and get a job in that country

  12. Josephat Uchechukwu Josephat Uchechukwu

    Canada here I come, how can one know the genuine agents because there are many fake agents collecting people’s money and won’t do any thing.

  13. Anonymous Anonymous

    Comment: thanks to melody bt has anyone done this and it work?

  14. Bright Patience Bright Patience

    I wish it was easy…I would have really loved to go oo but no good connection..and I hope it really works oo

  15. Reed Reed

    Send a WhatsApp message to us on +17406510232. We can help you with every of your visa application mostly Canada… A trial will convince you .

  16. Udoh Akpan Friday Udoh Akpan Friday

    Comment: The God of David ibiyeomie will make me to be among the participant they will appoint in Jesus name I pray

  17. May Jesukolade Jeremiah May Jesukolade Jeremiah

    This is a very nice encouragement on the side of Canada, more Grace to their president for the privilege

  18. Masadope Biodun Masadope Biodun

    I want a fast connection with the right one, how to get a Canadian visa

  19. Oladapo Bolanle Oladapo Bolanle

    Why don’t we just stop all this traveling here and there and focus on having and doing great things to our country Nigeria

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