How Much Is Canada Visa in Nigeria Currently?

If you want to go to Canada and you want to know how much the visa to this North American country is in Nigeria currently, then this article is all you need. As times change, it is good that you keep up and stay up to date with information on the present cost of Canadian visa in the country. Knowing the price and specific amount to pay in order for you to obtain your visa to Canada from Nigeria presently is something that should guide your judgement if you want to travel across the Atlantic.

How Much is Canada Visa in Nigeria Currently

If you are seeking to migrate to Canada, whether for a short stay or for longer, or even permanently, what this post seeks to do is to enlighten you on the processes involved in getting your Canadian visa, the requirements for obtaining your visa alongside what it would cost you to do just that in Nigeria presently.

Application for a visa to Canada in Nigeria can be done either online or through Visa Office Centres. If you are applying for a Canada visa online, you can apply through the official website of the Government of Canada, specifically at their immigration and citizenship section. Before applying online, do make sure that you have a scanner or a camera ready just so that you can create electronic copies of the documents you want to upload. You should also have a valid credit or debit card for payment where necessary.

Also, you will be required to provide a valid e-mail address that will enable you go through with your Canada visa application via which you will be communicated to on the way forward from the Visa Office.

If you have a valid study or work permit and are planning to leave and return to Canada, you can apply for a new visitor visa before you leave Canada.

HOW TO APPLY FOR CANADIAN VISA IN NIGERIA

In order for you to be able to apply for a visa to Canada in Nigeria, you are required to go through the following steps:

  • Make sure you read through the Canada visa application guide very carefully before you start filling your application form. Also ensure that you are eligible for a temporary resident visa before you apply. Be very careful when filling out your form because if you select the wrong visa category, your application will not be processed and your fees would be lost because it is non refundable.
  • Ensure that you completely fill out the required spaces in your application form. Applicants below the age of 18 must make sure that their application is supervised by their parents or guardians.
  • Once you have successfully filled out your form, you can now pay your visa application fees. If you apply at a Visa Office Centre on paper, be informed that you will be required to pay the Visa Office Centre services fees. The service fees are not independent of your application fees.
  • After the third step above, you can now submit your application. Once you are applying with your family, you should send the application as one individual package. During paper application, your biometrics and passport photograph will be needed and you submit your paper application in person instead of e-mailing it. At the Visa Office Centre, once you are submitting your application, an official will check your completed application form in order to confirm that you have paid the required fees after which you can provide your biometrics.

CANADIAN VISA CATEGORIES IN NIGERIA 

In the information below, we have listed out the different Canada visa categories that you can apply for and stated how much they cost in Nigeria presently.

CANADIAN VISITOR’S VISA 

In Nigeria presently, Canada visitor’s visa which includes a super visa costs CA$ 100 which translates to N27,600 per person. If you are travelling with your family you are advised to apply at the same time and place.

A super visa makes it possible for parents and grandparents of people resident in Canada to visit the North American country for extended periods of time. With that in mind, it can help these visitors to the country stay in Canada for up to 2 years on initial entry and 6 months on subsequent entries If you wish to work in Canada during your visit, you will need to pay the fees for work permissions (prolongations included) and this costs CA $155, which translates to N42,780.

CANADIAN WORK VISA

If you are applying for a Canadian work visa which will enable you work on a permanent basis in Canada, your application will be different from when you are just applying for a the visitor’s visa. Different categories of this visa type include the following:

FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER VISA

This visa type belongs to the Federal Skilled Worker Category (FSWC). Those who intend to take up permanent residence in Canada are the ones who apply for this type of visa. Applicants are usually assessed based on education, work experience, and knowledge of the English and/or French languages.

The Federal skilled worker visa is ranked based on a point system which enables applicants to can calculate their total point out of a possible 100 available points. Going by this, skilled workers require at least 67 points in total to qualify, they must also have at least one year work experience in order to qualify. Just to be sure if you are eligible for this visa application type, you can consult an immigration officer for more details.

CANADIAN WORK PERMIT

This type of visa is issued to people who wish to work temporarily in Canada and you can only apply for this if you have been given provisional employment from an employer in Canada. Your employment must have been approved by the Government Human Resources authorities through the Labour Market Impact Analysis (LMIA) before you apply for this visa type.

In order to get an LMIA, an employer must advertise the employment position for at least one month in Canada so as to see if any Canadian citizen or permanent resident is available and well suited for the position. Once the employer is unable to find any suitable Canadian citizen or permanent resident for the advertised position, they can now apply to the human resources authorities for an LMIA which permits the employer to hire a foreign worker. If this LMIA is approved, the foreign worker who has been offered the job can now apply for a work permit to this effect.

CANADIAN EXPERIENCE CLASS VISA

For those already residing in Canada and on a temporary work permit, this visa category enables them to apply for permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class. This visa category is specifically targeted at those with skilled work experience in Canada for up to at least a year and and they must have met the language requirements in either English or French.

STUDENT VISA

Under the Canadian Student Visa Application Programme, students all over the world who  intend to study at any of the colleges or universities in Canada are required to apply. It is important for prospective students of Canada’s tertiary education institutions to go through the relevant immigration authorities after they must have received an acceptance letter from the Canadian institution they have applied to.

As one applying for the Canada Student Visa, you will be required to provide evidence of your financial ability to support your stay in Canada which includes paying your tuition fees and shouldering the cost of living in Canada.

Important documents that are required for your application include your passport and other information that you will be asked to provide. Once you scale the application hurdle, you will be offered a study permit to school in Canada.

COST OF CANADIAN VISA IN NIGERIA PRESENTLY

Based on category, this is a summary of the cost of Canadian visa in Nigeria currently.

WORK PERMIT

  • Work permissions (prolongations included) for travelling group (three or more members): CA $465 which is equivalent to N128,340
  • For a holder of an open work permit (not job-specific): CA $100, that is N27,600.
  • Restoring your worker status: CA $355 which is equivalent to N97,980 which comprises of restoring your status fee CA $200, about N55,200; and new work permit CA $155 which is N47,780.

STUDENT VISA

  • Study permission (prolongations included) for one person: CA $150 which when converted to Nigerian Naira, is about N41,400.
  • Restoring student status: CA $350, equivalent to N96,600 which comprises of restoring your status fee CA $200, about N55,200 and new work permit CA $150, equivalent to N41,400

VISITOR VISA

  • For one person: CA $85 which is equivalent to N23,460
  • For a family: CA $170 which is equivalent to N46,920
  • For a group (three or more members):CA $255 which is equivalent to N70,380

SELF EMPLOYED PEOPLE

  • Start-up visa Fees: CA $1540 which is equivalent to N425,040. It comprises of  processing fee CA $1050 which is N289,800 and permanent residence right fee CA $490 which is N135,240.
  • When you include your spouse or partner: CA $1040 which is equivalent to N287,040 and this comprises of a processing fee of CA $ 550 which is N151,800; and permanent residence right fee CA $490 which is N135,240.
  • Including your spouse or partner (without fee for permanent residence right): CA $550 which is equivalent to N151,800.
  • Including a depended child: CA $150 which is equivalent to N41,400

FEDERAL SKILLED EMPLOYEES

  • Application costs CA $1040 which is equivalent to N287,089. It includes a processing of CA $550 which is N151,800; and a fee for permanent residence right CA $490 which is N135,240
  • Including your spouse or partner: CA $1040 equivalent to N287,089 which comprises of a processing fee of CA $550 which is N151,800; and fee for permanent residence right CA $490 which is N135,240.
  • Including your spouse or partner (without fee for permanent residence right): CA $550 which is equivalent to N151,800.
  • Including a depended child: CA $150 for one child which is equivalent to N41,400.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and an Editor at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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