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.
The fees in Naira are updated periodically according to the exchange rate. Payments must be for the exact amount indicated.
|Family Rate - maximum||500||78,000|
|Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)||150||23,400|
|Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)||155||24,200|
|Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists||465||72,500|
|Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)||free||free|
|Travel Document for Permanent Residents||50||7,800|
|Temporary Resident Permit||200||31,200|
|Authorization to Return to Canada||400||62,400|
|Replacement or Certification of a Document||30|
|Individual - single entry||85||13,200|
*Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the $85 CAD biometric fee covers the VAC service charge. Additional VAC services are not covered.