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How to get Canada student visa from Nigeria 

Canada is one of the top destinations desired by Nigerians that want to study abroad, in this article I will give you the steps on how to get Canada student visa from Nigeria. For the past few years, the Canadian embassy has rejected several student visa applications because these applicants failed to follow the necessary requirements. If you need a proper guide on how to get Canada student visa from Nigeria, then continue following this article.

Canada is one of the richest countries in the world with one of the largest economies and is a major tourist destination, It is an English-speaking country with world-class Educational facilities, which is why most students in developing countries like Nigeria usually apply to study in Canada.

What is Canada Student visa?

The Canada student visa serves as a permit for visitors to stay and study within Canada. Officially, it is called a student permit and you can get it from Nigeria as long as you meet all the requirements.

The Canadian Visa Application Centre (CVAC) is authorized to accept applications and process visas in Nigeria. , getting a Canadian student visa from Nigeria could be quite easy if you follow their guidelines.

How long does it take to get a Canadian student visa

The time frame for processing a Canadian student visa in Nigeria varies depending on the number of applicants at the time of your application. The usual time frame is eight weeks. You are advised to apply early enough at least a few months before the start of the new academic session.

How much is Canada student visa fee in Nigeria?

The Canadian student visa fee for students studying short courses of less than 6 months costs $85 while Visa Processing fees for students with a course duration of more than six months is $150, the biometrics fee is $85 and a service fee of $45.

How much is visa from Nigeria to Canada in Naira

The visa fee for short courses is 51,000 Nigerian naira and for courses longer than 6 months it costs 90,000 Nigerian naira

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Minimum bank balance for Canada student visa

The minimum bank balance or proof of funds required to get a Canada student visa from Nigeria is about $10,000 (6 million naira)

Canada student visa requirements for Nigeria

As a Nigerian hoping to get a Canadian student visa from Nigeria you need to meet some necessary requirements to avoid unnecessary complications. Before starting your visa application ensure that you have the following documents;

  • International passport
  • proof of acceptance into any institution in Canada
  • cover/motivation letter
  • two recently taken colour photographs of dimensions of about 35-40mm.
  • Proof of financial capability
  • Medial report/medical history
  • Academic certificates from previously attended institutions
  • Report from the Nigerian police stating that you do not have any criminal record

Steps to get Canada student visa from Nigeria

  1. Ensure that you have gained admission into any institution in Canada and you have proof of acceptance into the institution
  2. Click here to Download the Canada study permit form.
  3. Submit the form alongside the above-listed required documents.
  4. After submitting your visa application and making the required payments, you will be issued a receipt which contains a tracking number. You will use the tracking number to track the progress of the visa application process. Also, get ready for your visa interview.
  5. After your visa interview, you will be notified if you got the visa or not.

How to pay Canada visa fee in Nigeria

After making payments, Keep a copy of your Visa fee receipt for your records. If you pay the wrong fees or don’t use one of the methods listed below. Your application will be returned to you without processing it. Also, note that once you start processing your money can’t be refunded. There are 3 ways in which you can pay for your Canada Visa fee in Nigeria.

  1. Pay and apply online
  2. Pay online and apply on paper
  3. Pay and apply at the Visa Application Centre (VAC)

Click here to continue your visa fee payment

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