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New fees to be paid by employers and open work permit applicants are being introduced on February 21, 2015. There is also a new process that employers must follow when hiring Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt foreign workers.

Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

New applications: Processing fees must be paid when the application is submitted. The only acceptable payment is in Naira. Refer to the fee schedule link for current rates. Check this webpage again just before paying for the up-to-date information.

Current applications: If you are paying additional fees for an application currently being processed in Lagos, the processing fees must be attached to the letter from our Visa Section requesting the payment.

Your payment must accompany your application.

If your application is received without the correct processing fee attached, it will be returned to you.

Other instructions:

  • A receipt will be issued for each payment received. Please keep the receipt as proof of payment.
  • Processing fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.
  • Do not send cash. We will not be responsible for cash sent to our office.

Fee Schedule

The fees in Naira are updated periodically according to the exchange rate. Payments must be for the exact amount indicated.

Temporary Residence Applications
as of February 6, 2014
Family Rate - maximum50078,000
Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)15023,400
Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)15524,200
Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists46572,500
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)freefree
Other Applications
Description CAN$NGN
Travel Document for Permanent Residents507,800
Temporary Resident Permit20031,200
Authorization to Return to Canada40062,400
Replacement or Certification of a Document30


Biometric Fee (If Required)*
Description CAN$NGN
Individual - single entry8513,200

*Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the $85 CAD biometric fee covers the VAC service charge. Additional VAC services are not covered.


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