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Nigerian Embassy Canada

Nigerian Embassy Canada: Address, Contact and Visa Application

Want to visit the Nigerian Embassy in Canada? Here is the address, phone contact and website of the Nigerian High Commission in Canada, and how you can apply for a Nigerian visa.

Nigerian Embassy in Canada

Nigerian High Commission in Ottawa,
295, Metcalfe Street, Ontario, Ottawa,
Canada K2P 1R9
Tel: + (1) 613-236 0521- 3 (3 lines)
Fax: + (1) 613-236 0529
Website: http://www.nigeriahcottawa.ca/

The Visa Section can be reached on Telephone Number: (613) 236-0521 ext.228 and ext 262. Email: secretaryvisa@nigeriahcottawa.ca.

Getting a Nigerian Visa in Canada

Applying for a Nigerian visa in Canada is relatively easy and straightforward, once you have the requirements. Visa application is done online.

After completing the online application, you are then required to send all documents together with the completed application form, payment receipt, acknowledgement slip, a self-addressed return envelope to the High Commission via CANADA POST PRIORITY OR XPRESSPOST ENVELOPE only.

The self addressed envelope (an empty envelope with your address on it) is for return of your passport.

Applications must be dropped at the Visa Section of the embassy between 10.00am and 1.00pm Tuesday to Friday only.

The Visa Section of the Nigerian High Commission in Ottawa opens from 10am to 1.00pm Tuesday-Friday except during Public Holidays, both in Canada and Nigeria.

Very importantly, the document submission must include an envelope addressed to yourself so that the embassy can mail back your passport to you (with the visa if approved)

Requirements for Nigerian Tourist/Visitor Visa (Canada)

To successfully apply for a Nigerian tourist/visitor visa in Canada, you must have the following requirements:

  1. A valid passport with at least six months validity remaining (passport must not expire in the next six months). If you are a non-Canadian passport holder, you must attach photocopies of your immigration status in Canada, showing your Residence (Permanent Residence Card) or Work Permit.
  2. One recent colored passport-size photograph (2 inches x 2 inches in size and white background). You must write your names at the back of the passport photograph with stamped date.
  3. A letter of confirmation of employment from your employer in Canada.
  4. A typed and signed letter of application/request for Nigeria tourist visa.
  5. Evidence of sufficient funds for the trip. Receipts for the purchase of U.S. funds from the bank considered adequate to cover the cost of the trip are required and/or six months bank statement.
  6. Applications for minors (under 18 years old) are to be accompanied by a letter of consent signed by both parents and photocopies of both parents’ passport data page, as well as the Birth Certificate of the minor bearing the names of either or both parents. The letters of consent must be endorsed in all cases by a Notary Public (lawyer).
  7. Yellow fever vaccination certificate (photocopy). You are required to do Yellow Fever Vaccination before traveling to Nigeria.
  8. A letter of invitation from a host in Nigeria, accepting full immigration responsibility and stating the duration of your stay, purpose of your visit and accommodation arrangements. The letter should be from a Nigerian with a valid Nigerian international passport. It should be typed, signed and addressed to the Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa, Canada with a copy of the signatory’s valid passport data page.
  9. Evidence of proper accommodation arrangement. This could be either the address of the host and clearly stated in the letter of invitation, or a hotel reservation confirmation.

Requirements for Nigerian Business Visa

  1. A valid passport with at least six months validity remaining (passport must not expire in the next six months).
  2. A recent colored passport-size photograph (2 inches x 2 inches in size and white background). You must write your names at the back of the passport photograph with stamped date.
  3. A typed and signed letter of application/request for Nigeria business visa.
  4. Evidence of sufficient funds for the trip. Receipts for the purchase of U.S. funds from the bank considered adequate to cover the cost of the trip are required and/or six months bank statement.
  5. Yellow fever vaccination certificate (photocopy).
  6. A signed Letter of Introduction on company’s letterhead from the sponsoring company or agency in Canada.
  7. A letter of invitation from the host company in Nigeria, accepting full immigration responsibility and stating the nature of business. A valid Nigerian passport of the signatory of the letter must be attached.
  8. CAC certificate (Corporate Affairs Incorporation Document) of the host company in Nigeria.

How to Apply for a Nigerian Visa

If you meet/have the requirements (listed above for either tourist or business visa), you may now proceed with the application proper.

You may get a letter of invitation (plus host documents) from us, or let us do the entire visa processing for you, so you can have enough time to run other important things.

However, if you will like to apply on your own, follow the process below:

  1. Visit the Nigerian Immigration visa application portal and fill out a fresh application. Be sure to download and print out the application form after completion.
  2. Pay the visa fees. After completing the online visa application, proceed with payment of applicable visa fees online on the application portal.
  3. Submit original passport, all required documents (stated above), printed application form, payment receipt, acknowledgement slip and a self-addressed return CANADA POST PRIORITY OR XPRESSPOST ENVELOPE to the Nigerian High Commission, Ottawa. Note that no other courier service is acceptable and that the Embassy does not address envelopes on behalf of applicants. The essence of the self-addressed envelope is for the return of your passport (and visa).

You may need to drop off the documents in person at the visa section of the embassy. Where necessary, you will be invited for a visa interview and biometric capturing before visa issuance.

Nigerian Visa Fees

Nigerian visa fee for Canadian passport holders is 75 USD, plus a processing fee of 20 USD, totaling 95 USD. Here is a full list of Nigerian visa fees for all countries.

Processing Duration

It takes between 10 to 14 working days for visa processing and issuance at the Nigerian Embassy (High Commission) in Ottawa, Canada.

What if you are denied a visa at the Nigerian embassy in Canada?

To be honest, not all visa applications are granted. If you are denied a visa, it means there may be something wrong with the application process or documentation. Even if there is nothing wrong really, it is the exclusive right of the High Commission to either grant or deny you a visa.

Normally when your visa application is rejected, the embassy may give you reasons for the rejection so you can put things right and reapply if you want.

It is strongly advised that you must be of good behavior, confident and formally dressed when you go for document submission or visa interview.

But what if you are still denied a visa at the embassy? Or you outright don’t want to apply for a visa at the embassy for exigent reasons? Well, there is an option which could be the best solution for you.

Alternative Visa Option: Nigerian Visa on Arrival

As the name implies, the Nigerian Visa on Arrival (VoA) program is designed so you can apply, get an approval letter which will qualify you to travel and get the visa at the port of entry (airport) in Nigeria.

This means you are not required to make any visit or submit any documents to the Nigerian Embassy in Canada. The Nigerian visa on arrival application and approval process is done entirely online and takes only two business days!

Here is what it takes to successfully get a Nigerian visa on arrival (VoA):

Applicant Requirements for VoA:

  1. A letter of self-introduction/application
  2. Flight itinerary (with a valid return ticket)
  3. Passport data page of applicant (with at least 6 months validity)
  4. Two recent passport photographs
  5. Duly completed online visa on arrival application form
  6. Online visa payment receipt

Host Requirements

  1. An Invitation Letter from a registered/incorporated company or organization in Nigeria
  2. CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission) certificate (business registration/incorporation document) from the host company in Nigeria.

On successful application, a letter of approval must be obtained from the Nigeria Immigration Service before you can qualify to travel and get a visa at the port of entry (airport) in Nigeria.

Final Thoughts

There are lots of options when it comes to getting a Nigerian visa. If you comply with the requirements strictly, your chances of getting a visa are high. Alternatively, a visa on arrival (VoA) may be a faster and even better option for you.

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