Important Information

  • “Booking of appointments for enrolling your biometrics at the VAC is absolutely free of cost. No payment should be made to outside parties for the booking of your appointment. In case you are unable to book an appointment visa the website, you should reach out to our Contact Centre and/or VAC directly. For more information on how to contact us, please refer to our Contact page.”
  • Important notice: Please be informed that the appointment scheduling service is necessary only for providing your biometric information. Please make your appointment when you consider you have all the necessary documents.
  • Dear Applicant,

    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.

  • Dear Applicants,

    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: New service charges come into effect on Friday, 2 November 2018. You are advised to check for updated information on this website prior to submitting an application.
  • 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 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.

    • Temporary resident visa, study and work permit applicants only need to give biometrics once every 10 years; and those who already provided biometrics also benefit from this initiative.
    • Permanent residence applicants will need to give biometrics with each application.
  • All applicants are requested to provide the latest version of the application forms and applicable checklist available in IRCC website. Please click here to Find Form and Guides
  • The Electronic Travel authorization (eTA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals (apart from U.S. citizens and other specified exempt travelers) travelling to Canada by air. The online application is available at
  • The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
    All applications will be assessed in accordance with Canada’s immigration visa rules and guidelines. CVAC has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here