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How Much Does a Canadian Visa Cost in Nigeria Currently

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How Much Does a Canadian Visa Cost in Nigeria Currently?

Cost of Canadian Visa Fee in Nigeria 2020:  Do you have plans of visiting Canada? How much does a Canadian visa cost in Nigeria in 2020? Do you want to know the most significant details? This article contains quick facts about the current Canadian visa cost and application processes in Nigeria. Read this article!

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Canada is a country located in the northern part of the North American continent. It is a highly developed country with a strong economy. If you want to visit Canada, you will need a visa. And you will have to pay for the visa. How much does a Canadian visa cost? The fee depends on the type of visa and on the goals you want to pursue when traveling to Canada.

You can pay for the Canada visa either online, in the special VAC, or visa office centers. To make payment online, you need to have a payment card.  You can apply online and pay a visa fee directly on the official website of the Canadian government http://www.cic.gc.ca.

Canadian Visa Fees in Nigeria.

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE.

1. Visitor visa (super visa included) or your stay prolongation in Canada

Fees:

  • You will be required to pay for the Visitor visa (super visa included) – 100 Canadian dollars ($ CAD) for one person which is equivalent to27,672.26 Nigerian Naira. It does not matter if the visa is for single or multiple visits.
  • An applicant who wants to pay for Family. Visitor visa (five or more members) 500 $ CAD which is equivalent to138,347.62 Nigerian Naira. All members of the family must apply at the same time and place.
  • Your stay as a visitor prolongation – 100 $ CAN for one person.
  • Restoring of visitor status – 200 $ CAN. (You do not need to pay Visa fee).

2. Electronic Travel Authorization fee is 7 $ CAD (1,937.04 Nigerian Naira).

3. Work permissions (prolongations included).

Fees:

  • Work permissions (prolongations included) for one person – 155 $CAD. Work permissions (prolongations included) for traveling group (three or more members) 465 $CAD.
  • For a holder of an open work permit (not job-specific) – 100 $CAD.
  • Restoring your worker status – 355 $CAD. Restoring your status costs 200 $CAD and getting your new work permission – 155$ CAD.

IMPORTANT! Work permissions for performers group will only be considered if the group (three or more members) and their personnel apply at the same time and place. Besides, if visitor visas are needed, you have to pay for them separately. Concerning visitor visas, the group fee is only used for families.

4. Study permissions (prolongations included).

Fees:

  • Study permission (prolongations included) for one person – 150 $CAD.
  • Restoring student status – $ 350CAD. Restoring your status costs 200 $CAD and getting your new study permission – 150$ CAD.

5. Biometric.

For Nigerians, Biometric data is needed. It includes fingerprints and photos. You have to provide them to get a visitor visa, work, or study permissions.

Fees:

  • For one person – 85 $CAD
  • For a family – 170 $CAD
  • For a group (three or more members) – 255 $CAD

WORKING VISA IN NIGERIA (Permanent Residence).

1. Business immigration.

The fees are for:

  • Business immigration to Quebec
  • Self-employed people
  • Start-up visa

Fees:

  • Application costs 1540 $CAD. It includes a fee for processing (1050 $CAD) and fee for permanent residence right (490$ CAD).
  • Application (without fee for permanent residence right) – 1050 $CAD.
  • Including your spouse or partner – 1040 $CAD. Fee for processing is 550 $ CAD and fee for permanent residence right – 490 $CAD.
  • Including your spouse or partner (without fee for permanent residence right) – 550 $CAD.
  • Including a dependent child – 150 $CAD for one child.

2. Economic immigration.

The fees are used for:

  • Atlantic immigration aviators
  • Canadian developed class
  • Educators
  • Federal skilled employees
  • Federal skilled professions
  • Provincial candidate
  • Skilled workers selected for Quebec

Fees:

  • Application costs 1040 $CAD. It includes a fee for processing (550 $CAD) and a fee for permanent residence right (490 $CAD).
  • Application without fee for permanent residence right – 550 $CAD.
  • Including your spouse or partner – 1040 $CAD. Fee for processing is 550 $CAN and fee for permanent residence right – 490 $CAD.
  • Including your spouse or partner (without fee for permanent residence right) – 550 $CAD.
  • Including a dependent child – 150 $CAD for one child.

3. Humanitarian and Compassionate (the same fees as for Economic immigration).

4. Protected Person.

Fees:

  • Application costs 550 $CAD. Fee for processing – 550 $CAD.
  • Including your spouse or partner – 550 $CAD. Fee for processing – 550 $CAD.
  • Including a dependent child – 150 $CAD for one child.

5. Permission Holders Class.

Fees:

  • Application costs 815 $CAD. It includes a fee for processing (325 $CAD) and fee for permanent residence right (490 $CAD).
  • Your Application (without fee for permanent residence right) – 325 $CAD.

The Minister of the IRCC may grant permanent resident status to an impermissible foreigner based on humanitarian and compassionate or public policy foundations.

6. Fee for Permanent Residence Right.

Fees:

Fee for permanent residence right – 490 $CAD.

You will be required to pay RPRF for the majority of permanent residence applications. It must be done when your application is endorsed. You have to get a permanent resident. Some categories are free from RPRF. For details see http://www.cic.gc.ca.

FAMILY SPONSORSHIPS.

1. For adopted children and relatives.

Fees:

  • Sponsoring of your relative (19 years and above) – 1,040 $CAD. Includes Sponsorship fee (75 $CAD), fee for main applicant processing (475 $CAD) and fee for permanent residence right (490 $CAD).
  • Sponsoring of your relative (19 years and above without fee for permanent residence right) – 550 $CAD. Includes Sponsorship fee (75 $CAD), fee for main applicant processing (475 $CAD).
  • Sponsoring or including a dependent and adopted child or child for adoption costs 150 $CAN for one child. Sponsoring for only a dependent child (75 $CAN sponsorship fee and 75 $CAD fee for processing) or including one on an application with your relative (150 $CAD).
  • Sponsoring of your relative (under 19 years old) – 550 $CAD. Includes Sponsorship fee (75 $CAD), fee for main applicant processing (475 $CAD).
  • Including the spouse or partner of your relative – 1,040 $CAD. Fee for processing is 550 $CAD and fee for permanent residence right – 490 $CAD.
  • Including the spouse or partner of your relative (without fee for permanent residence right) – $ 550 CAD.

2. Parents and grandparents.

Fees:

  • Sponsoring your parent or grandparent – 1040 $CAD. Includes sponsorship fee (75 $CAD), the fee for main applicant processing (475 $CAD), and fee for permanent residence right (490 $CAD).
  • Sponsoring your parent or grandparent (without fee for permanent residence right) – 550 $CAD. Includes sponsorship fee (75 $CAD), a fee for main applicant processing (475 $CAD).
  • Including the spouse or partner of your parent or grandparent – 1040 $CAN. Fee for processing is 550 $CAD and fee for permanent residence right – 490 $CAD.
  • Including the spouse or partner of your parent or grandparent (without fee for permanent residence right) – 550 $CAD. Fee for processing fee (550 $CAD).
  • Including a dependent child of your parent or grandparent – 150 $CAD for one child

3. Spouse, partner, or children.

Fees:

  • Sponsoring your spouse or partner – 1040 $CAN. Includes sponsorship fee (75 $CAD), a fee for main applicant processing (475 $CAD), and fee for permanent residence right (490 $CAN).
  • Sponsoring your spouse or partner without fee for permanent residence right – 550 $CAN. Includes sponsorship fee (75 $CAD), a fee for main applicant processing (475 $CAN).
  • Sponsoring a dependent child – 150 $CAN for one child. Sponsoring for only a dependent child (75 $CAN sponsorship fee and 75 $CAD fee for processing) or including one on an application with your spouse or partner (150 $CAD).

CITIZENSHIP FEES FOR APPLICATION.

  • Adopted adultss (18 and older) costs 630 $CAN. Fee for processing is 530 $CAN and fee for citizenship right – 100 $CAD.
  • Adult (18 and older) – 630 $CAN. Fee for processing (530 $CAN) and fee for citizenship right (100 $CAN).
  • Adults without citizenship (18 and older) born by Canadian parent – 100 $CAN. The fee for citizenship right is 100 $CAD.
  • Adopted underage teenager – (before 18) – 100 $CAD. Fee for processing is 100 $CAD.
  • Underage teenager – (before 18) – 100 $CAD. Fee for processing is 100 $CAD.

How to Avoid Canadian Visa Denial in Nigeria 

  • Have it in mind that it takes between 34 – 90 days or even longer for your Visa to come out so don’t be in a hurry.
  • Ensure to apply on time if you are applying for a student visa or any type of visa, for example, the Visa Officer will be considering the time it may take to process your visa and the date you are supposed to resume at school or for a particular conference or seminar if there isn’t enough time, the visa officer may deny you a visa.
  • Zero room for errors, fill correct and consistent information in your application. If your application contains errors, it may lengthen your waiting period or you may be denied a Visa.
  • Ensure that all your documents and requirements are ready before application, get all requirements upfront to avoid unnecessary delays.
  • Also, make sure that you keep all the payment receipts issued to you if your denied visa the money spent is nonrefundable so it’s advised that you get your paperwork and documentation ready before applying.

Service Charges for Application Processing:

SERVICE (PRICE PER APPLICANT)AMOUNT IN C$ (INCLUDING VAT)AMOUNT IN NAIRA (INCLUDING VAT)
Service Charge for Application Handling$73.9220320

* Note: If you need to provide your biometrics, the biometric fee of $85 CAD covers the CVAC service charge for application handling. Service charges for additional services listed below are not covered. Collection charges applicable per service charge paid.

Service Charges for Additional Services:

SERVICE (PRICE PER APPLICANT PASSPORT)AMOUNT IN C$ (INCLUDING VAT)AMOUNT IN NAIRA (INCLUDING VAT)
*Self Service computer terminal for form filling (Optional Service)$8.36₦2,312.87
*Assistance with filling in forms on self-service computer terminals(Optional Service)$23.88₦6,607.02
*Photocopy Services — Price per Page (Optional Service)$0.23₦63.64
*Photography Services (Optional Service)$11.20₦ 3,098.44
*Return Courier Delivery (Optional Service)$36.82₦ 10,183.68
*SMS Notification (Optional Service)$2.50₦ 691.45
Secure transmission of passport to the Embassy of Canada in Lagos, upon request by visa office in Lagos (for example, electronic application)$50.40₦ 13,942.79
Secure transmission of passport to the Embassy of Canada in Accra, upon request by visa$64.72₦ 17,901.91
GC Fee Service Charge$4.63₦ 1,280.68

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  1. Ayodele Arewa says:

    I love Canada