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Whether it is your first time travelling to Canada or you are returning to rediscover the cultural buzz of Montréal or visit family in Toronto for your annual Christmas get together, you will need a Canada visa to get there. With this step-by-step guide to the Tourist Visa application process, your dreams of exploring this country where no dream is too big and anything is possible just became a little less complicated.
The processing time for visas can take up to 30 days depending on the type of application submitted, the volume of applications received and whether the application is complete. Your passport and visa can be collected from the visa application centre you applied at or delivered via courier service.
If you are unable to provide all the supporting documents, you will need to complete a waiver form and attach it to your application or you risk being denied your Canada visa.
The visa fees for a Visitor Visa may vary depending on if you pay online or in person at a visa application centre. They should be paid in Naira and are subject to change whenever the embassy deems it fit. But generally, there are two types of fees: an application processing fee and a biometric fee.
There are two options when applying for a Canada visitor visa: online or through a VFS Global Visa Application Centre. The visa process can take some time so using a visa application centre is recommended if you have the option.
To apply online you will need to have access to a scanner to create digital copies of your documents and a credit card to pay the processing and biometric fees.
Online applications can be done through the IRCC website.
Once your passport and visa (if applicable) are ready for collection, you have the option of collecting it from the Visa Application Centre or having it couriered to your chosen address. The courier service will be paid for when you submit your application.
When collecting your passport in person, you will need the following documents:
All information on this page was correct at the time of publishing and may change at any time without prior notice. Travelstart is not affiliated to immigration authorities or their application centres and will not be liable for loss or inconvenience arising from the use of this volatile information.
Travelstart does not provide advice or assist with processing visas. The content on this page is listed as recommended by research and the Dubai embassy. Kindly check the embassy’s website BEFORE applying for your visa.
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