Canada Opens New Visa Centre in Abuja

The Government of Canada Tuesday  announced the opening of a new visa application centre (VAC) in AbujaNigeria.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada is expanding its VAC network around the world to provide valuable administrative support to applicants before, during and after their temporary resident application is assessed by a Citizenship and Immigration Canada immigration officer.

VACs have longer hours of operation than visa offices in embassies. Service agents are available by phone, email or in person to answer questions in local languages and to make sure that applications are complete. This helps avoid unnecessary delays or refusals due to incomplete applications.

For an additional fee, VACs also offer other services, including photocopies, application photographs and self-service computer terminals for those wishing to take advantage of online applications. 

It is important to note that VACs are not involved in the decision‑making process and are not authorized to provide applicants with advice about their visas.

Anyone wishing to apply for a visitor visa, study permit, work permit or permanent resident travel document is encouraged to use the new Abuja VAC located at:

Silverbird Entertainment Centre
Plot 1161, Memorial Drive,2nd Floor,
Central Business District, Abuja

In addition, this VAC will be equipped to take the biometrics of visa applicants. The Government of Canada requires visitors from numerous countries, includingNigeria, to provide fingerprints and have a photo taken when they apply for a visa.

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