How to get Canada Student Visa in Nigeria

How to get Canada Student Visa
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Whether you wish to apply or get Canada Student Visa from any country or in Nigeria, this post will put you through. Getting a Canadian Study Visa is just as easy as getting any other visa type to the North American country.

Canada is home to many Universities topping the world in Arts, technology, Business and more. In addition, whether you seek an undergraduate or post graduate degree, Canadian universities are the best for you. The very first stage towards applying for a Canadian Student Visa is by first choosing an institution and getting an Offer letter.

Canada Student Visa Requirements for Nigerians

Remember that the very first stage towards starting your Canadian Student Visa process is by obtaining an offer letter from the Institution of choice. Then you can proceed with the following;

1. Application Form

This is the Visa aplication that can be gotten from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website or simply click here to get it.

2. International Passport

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and should have at least 2 blank pages.

3. Passport Size photographs

Please ensure that the passport has your full face in a plain background. The sized should by 35-40mm

4. Letter of Motivation

This should contain your reason for going to Canada to study. The time it will take you and when it should be rounding up

5. Admission or Offer Letter

This is the very first paper you should have before you can even start this process. The institution must offer you admission first.

6. Financial Support

Before any one can even think of schooling in another country, you must think about the money required. Canada recommends that all international student must have at least CAD $25,000 set aside for living. This money is different from Accommodation, Tuition, Travel Ticket and Health Insurance.

7. Health Status

This document should proof you are healthy and free from any kind of diseases and illness. And should contain your medical history for special cases.

8. Certificate of Social Ties

If you are married, you need to provide the marriage certificate and birth certificate of your child or children where applicable.

9. Academic Certificate

You will need to provide the Certificate of your previous school (Secondary school) or university.

10. Police Report

This is to proof that you are of no criminal affiliation and of good character

11. Flight and Hotel Reservation



Step 1: Get the Visa Application Form

The fee for Canada student visa in Nigeria varies from time to time. At this time, the fee for the study permit is about $150 (CAD) and then bio-metrics fee is $85 (CAD). You will also need to pay a service fee of $45.


Step 2: Gather All Documents

The Documents above are what you will need to submit the Visa application successfully.

Step 3: Submit at the Nearest VFS Global Centre near you. Lagos and Abuja

Below are the Canada Visa Offices in Nigeria which are in Lagos and Abuja


Office 1: Manor Hall, plot 110, Admiral Ayinla way, Opposite Treasure Garden Estate, Third roundabout, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

Office 2: Anifowoshe street, Victoria Island, Lagos.


You can also visit the Canada Visa Application Centre at 62, Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja or


Step 4: Track you Application Online

After Successful submission, you can track your progress online using this LINK.

Step 5: Collection of Visa

This is the Last step of the process. You will have to go collect your Visa application in person.

NOTE: The Visa procssing takes between 3-8 weeks to be processed. But if you have someone in Canada which could be a related or anyone, the processing can take just 2 weeks to be ready.

Other Things to Consider

English Test result.

Canada Recommends that any appplicant from a Non=english country must have the following

  1. IELTS
  2. Cambridge English: Advanced
  3. TOEFL

Either of the test Result will do well.

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