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How To Submit Passport for Canada Visa in Nigeria: 2024 Guide

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Canada is a popular tourist destination for Nigerians, and many people also apply for Canada visas to study or work in the country. The visa application process can be complex, but it is important to follow the correct steps in order to avoid delays or rejection.

This article will walk you through the entire visa application process, from submitting your passport to collecting your visa. We will also provide some tips to help you make the process as smooth as possible.

Eligibility Requirements

Before you can apply for a Canada visa, you must first meet the eligibility requirements. These requirements vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for, but some of the general requirements include:

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  • You must have a valid passport.
  • You must be able to show that you have ties to Nigeria, such as a job, property, or family.
  • You must be able to show that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in Canada.

How to Apply for a Canadian Visa in Nigeria

The application process for a Canada visa can be divided into three main steps:

  1. Submitting your passport and application form: You can submit your passport and application form at the Canada Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Nigeria. You can also submit your application online, but you will still need to submit your passport to the VAC.
  2. Attending a biometrics appointment: Once you have submitted your application form, you will be required to attend a biometrics appointment. This appointment is where you will have your fingerprints and photograph taken.
  3. Waiting for a decision: Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of the decision. If your application is approved, you will be issued a visa.

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How to Submit a Passport for Canada Visa in Nigeria

When you submit your application for a Canada visa, you will need to submit your passport. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your intended travel to Canada.

You can submit your passport in person at the Canada Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Nigeria. You can also submit your passport by mail, but you will need to pay a courier fee.

When you submit your passport, you will need to bring the following documents:

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  • Your application form
  • Your biometrics receipt
  • A copy of your valid passport
  • A recent photograph of yourself

Applying for a Canada Visa

You can apply for a Canada visa online or at the Canada Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Nigeria.

If you apply online, you will need to create an account on the IRCC website. You will then need to complete the online application form and pay the application fee.

If you apply at the VAC, you will need to bring the following documents:

  • Your application form
  • Your biometrics receipt
  • A copy of your valid passport
  • A recent photograph of yourself
  • The required application fee

Attending a Biometrics Appointment

Once you have submitted your application form, you will be required to attend a biometrics appointment. This appointment is where you will have your fingerprints and photograph taken.

Your biometrics appointment can be scheduled online or by calling the VAC. You will need to bring the following documents to your biometrics appointment:

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  • Your appointment letter
  • Your valid passport
  • A recent photograph of yourself

Waiting for a Decision

Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of the decision. If your application is approved, you will be issued a visa.

The processing time for a Canada visa can vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for and the current workload of the visa office. However, it typically takes between 2 and 6 weeks to receive a decision.

How to Collect Your Passport from the Visa Application Center

Once your visa has been approved, you can collect your passport at the Canada Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Nigeria. You can also have your passport mailed to you, but you will need to pay a courier fee.

You can collect your passport in the following ways:

  1. Your Desired Location
    • You can request that your passport be delivered to your preferred location. You need to check the VAC website for more enquires.
  2. In Person
    • It would help if you went to the Visa Application Center to collect your passport.
    • However, you must provide a valid means of identification and the receipt you gave at the VAC when you submitted the passport.
  3. Through an Authorized Representative
    • If you cannot go to the VAC alone, you can send someone on your behalf.
    • However, you need to fill out the VFS Global Consent Form and ensure that your representative brings it with them.
    • Your representative must also bring along a valid means of identification and the receipt issued to you when you submitted the passport.

Tips for Applying for a Canada Visa

Here are some tips to help you make the application process as smooth as possible:

  1. Start your application early. The processing time for a Canada visa can vary, so it is important to start your application early to avoid delays.
  2. Be sure to complete all of the required documentation. The IRCC website has a checklist of all the required documents for each type of visa.
  3. Double-check your application for any errors. A small mistake can delay your application or even lead to a rejection.
  4. Be prepared to attend a biometrics appointment. This is where you will have your fingerprints and photograph taken.
  5. Be patient. The processing time for a Canada visa can take several weeks.

FAQs

1. How much does it cost to apply for a Canada visa?

The cost of applying for a Canada visa varies depending on the type of visa you are applying for. For a visitor visa, the application fee is CAD $100.

2. How long does it take to get a Canada visa?

The processing time for a Canada visa varies depending on the type of visa you are applying for and the current workload of the visa office. However, it typically takes between 2 and 6 weeks to receive a decision.

3. What documents do I need to apply for a Canada visa?

The required documents for a Canada visa vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for. However, some of the general documents you may need to provide include:

  • A valid passport
  • A recent photograph
  • Proof of ties to Nigeria, such as a job, property, or family
  • Proof of financial support, such as bank statements or a letter from your employer

4. What happens if my application is rejected?

If your application is rejected, you will be notified of the reason for the rejection. You may be able to appeal the decision.

5. Where can I get more information about applying for a Canada visa?

The best place to get more information about applying for a Canada visa is on the IRCC website. The website has a wealth of information on all aspects of the visa application process.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Canada Visa Application Centre in Nigeria.

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