Over the years, Aspom Travel Agency has successfully helped process Canadian visa application for individuals and families .

When planning a trip to Canada, Nigerians passport holders are required to apply for Canadian tourist visa to access the country.

This blog will enlighten you on the step-by-step guide when applying for a Tourist Visa application.

When applying for a Canadian visa , you need to know the category of visa you want to apply for as there are different types of Canadian visas.

The common types are

  1. Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa), 
  2. Student Visa
  3. Work Visa.


Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa) may be a multiple or single entry.Canada visa validity is at the discretion of the consular and also it may be based on the validity of your passport. 

The processing time for visas can take up to 84 working days depending on the type of application submitted and the volume of applications received. Your passport and visa can be collected from the Visa Application Centre you applied at or delivered via courier service.


Types of Canada Application.

There are two options when applying for a Canadian visitor visa:

  1. Online Application
  2. Paper Application{Applying through a VFS Global Visa Application Centre}


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 which is not a problem as we can take up your visa online processing. You just need to sit and relax while we take the stress off you.

For Online application, you would be with your international passport till your application is processed .

Paper Application.

When applying for your paper application, it is required you head over to the VFS office with all your documents for submission and bio-metrics. You will also be required to pay your visa fee at the visa application center and the amount must be in cash.

For paper application, your international passport will be submitted alongside your documents.

Not to worry that is why we are here to guide you through the process we would go through all your documents when you are ready for submission.

Canadian Visa Fees

The visa fees for a Visitor Visa may vary depending on if you pay online or in person at a visa application centre. When paying at the visa application center, it should be paid in cash as stated above and the fees 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.

Estimated fees when paying online and applying in person:

  • Visa fee – about ₦30,000 (about $78)
  • Biometrics (per person) – about ₦26,000 (about $70)

Estimated fees when applying through the VFS Global Visa Application Centre:

  • Visa fee – about ₦28,000 (about $77)
  • Biometrics (per person) – about ₦24,000 (about $66)
  • Service charge – about ₦17,000 (about $47)

Canadian Visa Requirements

  • Completed Visitor Visa (IMM 5257) and Family Information (IMM 5645) forms.
  • An original and copy of your Nigerian passport. The passport will need to be valid for at least six months beyond your date of return and have at least two blank pages.
  • Two colour photographs that meet the visa photo requirements.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the trip ( Four months bank statements, payslips, proof of investments etc.).
  • If you are not paying for the trip you will need a letter from the person or institution sponsoring your trip and additional documents (i.e. a copy of their passport and a bank statement proving they have sufficient funds).
  • Proof of ties to Nigeria (i.e. employment letter, proof of businesses or assets etc.).
  • Copy of provisional flight booking and travel itinerary (i.e. Accommodation reservations and Flight bookings which will be provided by us if applying for you.
  • Previous passports showing your travel history.
  • Additional documents to support your application (i.e. marriage certificates, invitation letters etc.).
  • Minors (under 18) travelling alone will need a letter of authorisation signed by both parents or legal guardians. For minors travelling with one parent, a letter of authorisation from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian is required.
  • If you are visiting family or travelling for business you will need an invitation letter detailing the nature of the visit, length of stay, details of the host person or business etc.

Canadian Visa Application Centre in Abuja

Address:Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Plot 1161, Memorial Drive,Central Business District, Abuja
Hours:Closed till further notice due to Covid-19.

Canadian Visa Application Centre in Lagos

Address:Manor Hall, Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way,Third Roundabout, Lekki Phase I – Lagos
Hours:Closed till further notice due to Covid-19.

Courier service

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:

  • The application checklist provided to you by VFS Global when you submitted your application.
  • Your original identity card or other official proof of identification.
  • A copy of your photographic ID.

 To apply for your canadain application please see link below for our processing fee and frequently asked question.