Requirements for Canadian (Canada) Visa in Nigeria

When applying for a Canadian visa in Nigeria, you will be required to submit the following documents:

1. Application Forms

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

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2. Additional documents

You will also need to submit the following items:

  • 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.
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Other documents that may apply in certain circumstances include the following:

  • A letter from your employer stating the purpose of your travel (if you’re travelling for business purposes).
  • 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 (Click here to download).

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  1. demola raji

    How can i get canada visa without been duped or denying by the consular

  2. adejoke Akinnola

    How do l apply for Canadian visa on line by myself. Please can you put me through thanks

  3. Afuwape Timothy

    Dear Sir,

    i’m 49 years old a family of 4 children, i wish i relocate to canada after 3 months of my stay i can invite my family to canada. how can you assist on this issue.

  4. Edwin

    wht re the requirements for getting student visa to Canada,want to travel for my post graduate courses

  5. victor ejims

    how do i start my visa processing here in in need of it,asap.thanks

  6. Franklin Ogoegbulem

    How do I apply for a work permit from here in Nigeria and moreso will want to apply for student visa for my younger one

  7. Steven F. Oriri

    I am planing to visit Canada, I need a reliable person to assist me.

  8. Steven

    I am planing to visit Canada, I need a reliable person to assist me.

  9. Oluwadare Ajala

    Good afternoon,please i want too know the document require for visiting in Canada and what will be needed to apply for Canadian visa. Please will be expecting your reply. Thanks God bless.

  10. Onome Faith Anighoro

    How much is expected in my account before being granted Visa to Canada, since my aunt is sponsoring my trip ,and also accommodation

  11. Pls how do I apply for admission in a school in Canada

  12. I what to trave to canada or any part ofnthe country, Please I need some one to Sponsor my Immiagretion Visa passport to Canada, Please,I known you can help,I am from Nigeria.This is my contact line:234-0813453####. Am PRINCE PETER ONYEBUASHI, Thanks, for I kown you help.

  13. P judah


    Please I have to an urgent program to attend in Canada by June 18th and I’m yet to process my visa .Please would it be possible to be granted the visa on or before beginning of June

  14. lauretta erosawa

    hello i want to know the required document i need to sumit for a student visa at the embassy for them to give me visa without any problem.thanks

  15. Joseph

    please am planning my trip to Canada by April 20th to return back to Nigeria may 4 and my passport will expire on October 20th is it possible to apply for Canada visa with passport like that please i want to know.

    1. Alvah Prince Global Services Ltd

      not possible bro, try and get a new passport to stay on a safer side

  16. Abimbola

    are we going to make payment for biometrics while submitting our application?and the embassy will later send us mail to where we will go and do the biometrics or how is it done.

    kindly explain.

  17. RONALD

    after an admission as been offer to someone, how do we go about it?

  18. obasi

    meanwhile the school resumption is on august, can someone assist me in facilitating the visa, am in owerri, and i don”t know the documents requireed of me.

  19. obasi

    please, i have been offered admission in nscc, so how do i start my visa application,

  20. Bamibe Samuel


    Please confirm how long it takes to process a Canadian visa from NIgeria. I will also want you to specify your spring time as I do not like to come during winter so that I can really enjoy my visit.

    Is it compulsory I must have an invitation letter from someone or organisation in Canada before I can apply for visa? Can’t l book for hotel reservation?

    Please reply so that l can plan my outstanding leave days to be in Canada.


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