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Welcome to the Visa Section of the Deputy High Commission of Canada to Nigeria in Lagos.

For information about going to Canada and to find out how to make an application at this office, please refer to our list of services below.

Important announcement

As of May 5, 2014, the Visa Section of the Deputy High Commission of Canada in Lagos, Nigeria, will accept visa applications submitted online or through the Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Lagos.

As of April 7, 2014, the Visa Section of the High Commission of Canada in Accra, Ghana, will process Study Permit applications for Nigerian Citizen applying at the Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Lagos.

As of October 23, 2013, Nigerian citizens between the ages of 14 and 79 must give their biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) when submitting an application for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit.  This new requirement affects citizens from 29 countries and one territory.

You can give your biometrics at the visa application centre (VAC) in Nigeria.

We provide the following services to residents, nationals, or persons legally admitted to Nigeria.

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Date Modified:
2014-04-17