The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, 22 February 2019 as a public Holiday, in preparation for the 23 February 2019 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Nigeria.
Canada Visa Application Centre in Lagos and Abuja will remain closed on Friday, 22 February 2019. Normal business resumes on Monday 25 February, 2019.
Applicants who have booked appointments for 22 February 2019, can be rescheduled to any later date, whichever is suitable for them.
There are representatives using stolen credit cards to pay for their clients’ applications. If you pay your fees through a representative, make sure it’s someone you trust. If a payment is fraudulent, IRCC will cancel it. But, you’ll still have to pay your fees.
Find out how to protect yourself from fraud.
Important Update on official holidays of Eid-el-Kabir.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday 21 August 2018 and Wednesday 22 August 2018 as Public holidays to celebrate Eil-el-Kabir.
Canada Visa Application Centres in Nigeria will remain closed on both 21 and 22 August 2018.
Applicants who have booked appointments for 21 August 2018 can be reschedule to any later date in future or they can submit on 23 or 24 August 2018 whichever is suitable
Important Update to the Biometric Enrolment process effective 31 July 2018.
Effective 31 July 2018, you may need to give your fingerprints and photos (biometrics) at a Visa Application Centre when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence if you are a national of a country or territory in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, or if you are a national of a country that is already biometrics required. Visit Canada.gc.ca/biometrics for more information.
Scheduling an appointment for Biometric Enrolment is optional – walk-in clients are always welcome to submit their biometrics without a prior appointment. Note however that a planned visit with a preferred time slot via an appointment at the Visa Application Centre guarantees prompt service, thus eliminating longer waiting time resulting in inconvenience. You can schedule an appointment at the nearest Visa Application Centre, either through the VAC website or by calling the call center at +2348150199900.