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Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by goofy(f): 5:11pm On Apr 07, 2008
I will like to know the requirement for a visiting Visa to canada.My sister will be inviting me, and she is currently doing her masters programme at the University of Alberta.

What are the documents I need to put together.

Note:
I dont av a virgin passport.

Thanks.
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by Vicjustice: 6:17pm On Apr 07, 2008
Is your sister established in Canada, what's her immigration status like, and by the way, what's your purpose of visiting?
  Anyway, the most important "document" you need is an obligation (in Nigeria) details; that's a proof that you'll definitely return to Nigeria during the validity of the visa or at least, before it expires,
  I think you should contact the embassy and request their requirements. . .
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by Delta007(m): 1:22pm On Apr 08, 2008
goofy:

I will like to know the requirement for a visiting Visa to canada.My sister will be inviting me, and she is currently doing her masters programme at the University of Alberta.

What are the documents I need to put together.

Note:
I don't av a virgin passport.

Thanks.
You need to fill out the application form. The form will tell you what is needed. . most of the time, you need the invitation letter, passport photographs, application fee, itinerary and you have to show that you have very strong ties to your homeland, Nigeria. . .in otherwords, you are not planning to visit and stay over. If you are a student, then you probably need some documents from your school showing that you are registered, etc. That could convince the consular that you'd be returning for your studies. You also need to show who'd be sponsoring your trip and the bank account details. A return ticket would also help.

BTW, if ur sis fine, I can help u visit her. grin
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by funkybaby(f): 2:12pm On Apr 08, 2008
I agree totally with what Delta007 has stated here except the part of the return ticket. That is not one of their requirements - as at few months back though when my close friend applied.

All she did was submit all her documents and passport and they got back to her after 10working days and she was given the visa.

She told me then that the main issues to consider are the immigration status of whosoever is inviting you, the balance in your account (it should surpass the total cost of your return ticket ) and your ties to nigeria.

If you are a student, submit copies of your admission letter from uni, a letter from school stating clearing you are an intelligent bona-fide student that has spent 'so so' years in the school with 'so so' years left to go. Copies of your uni I.D will help. Also get a letter from your uni giving you permission to travel and when you are expected back.

If you are a corper or you are working, similiar documents should be tendered.

If you have any questions to ask, state it here and i will help in asking my friend for answers.
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by Delta007(m): 2:51pm On Apr 08, 2008
Funky:
Altho the return tix might not be part of the requirement, it shows the visitor's itinerary and also partly confirms you have intentions to return to your home country. Always better to make your application " proof" cos u no know which kain ogogoro the consul use take enta office.
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by khar: 2:58pm On Apr 08, 2008
Please I would like to know what the requirements are for someone who works here in Nigeria and how to file an application.
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by juwon08: 3:00pm On Apr 08, 2008
delta007 , i need some info on student visa, if i was to convince the consulate here what do u think i can point out as sold proof for someone doing a PRE-MASTERS and again i have been informed they do not readily give intending students from age 30 and above .
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by goofy(f): 5:04pm On Apr 09, 2008
Thanks all for the info, i will be sponsoring myself and I`m presently working.Will get all the necessary doc needed.
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by goofy(f): 5:05pm On Apr 09, 2008
@Delta

U sure sey my sis no old pass u? smiley
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by home1986: 5:14am On May 23, 2008
Can anyone tell me the exact amount for the canaian visa fee an wat bank i can purchase the bank draft.
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by Shinatu: 10:15am On May 23, 2008
Delta007:

Funky:
Altho the return tix might not be part of the requirement, it shows the visitor's itinerary and also partly confirms you have intentions to return to your home country. Always better to make your application " proof" because u no know which kain ogogoro the consul use take enta office.


My travel agent usualy asks me for a photocopy of my visa page to the country I want to purchase a ticket for before the ticket is issued.

If this is the requirement, how can one include a return ticket in ones Visa application? since one needs the visa to get the ticket in the first place,  or is my Travel agent wrong?
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by aydewale: 11:38am On May 23, 2008
Can someone who has succeeded in getting a student visa to Canada help with timing, what you need to do to succeed in your application for a study permit Pleaseee!
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by jermo(f): 7:13pm On May 23, 2008
eight thousand five hundred is the application fee and it is thru bank draft.it can be either first bank ,UBA GTB etc
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by jermo(f): 7:15pm On May 23, 2008
eight thousand five hundred is the application fee and it is thru bank draft.it can be either first bank ,UBA GTB etc
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by papiwonder: 6:41pm On May 28, 2008
hello .Pls i dont know how to post things here.i just registered few days ago.But i want you to help me out.I want to apply for canada visiting visa.i am a student in Nigeria and i have an invitation letter and hotel booking to attend a conference coming up in Canada.
I have been to Russia before for a study programme and i am back in the country with there permit that will expire by October 2008 and i also have German 6 days visa on my passport but i didnt go to germany and i have been refused UK on my passport as well
.I will like to know if i stand a chance of getting the Canada visa cos i am in my final year in school and what documents can i use in applying.i am 25 yrs old and am still single, Hope to read back,, Urgent
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by Ezinwannem: 9:01pm On May 28, 2008
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Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by Delta007(m): 12:49am On May 29, 2008
goofy:

@Delta

You sure sey my sis no old pass u? smiley
Dont worry about your sister. . .just ansa my question. She fine? grin Age and digits are same tongue
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by goofy(f): 11:45am On May 30, 2008
@Delta, lol
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by primematch: 1:10pm On May 30, 2008
In regards to traveling, It has been a dream of mine to travel out of this country to the UK, US or Canada. During my finals in school I tried as mush as possible to make some savings in other to meet up with my dreams of traveling.

Unfortunately for me, after graduation in 2006, I decided to go get my international passport so to enable me start up the the raze of obtaining a UK visa, While at the Immigration office in Festac, Lagos. I was right in line with a lady who also brought her son for the same purpose of passport acquisition and from one leading to another we got talking she then told me she got someone at Abuja who help her younger brother get a Uk visa and that she can help get to that same person for a visa to Uk.

Being that I was ignorant of the processes involved in getting a visa and also that i got no one to help me get a visa I decided to get her phone contact in other for her to link me with her Abuja connection. during and after when our passport was ready we kept calling and she requested coming over to my home then i invited her over in other for my mom and my elder sister to get to know her.

I had no reason to doubt her simply because she acted like she was a God sent to me and my family, we was welcomed to the house anytime, she told us many false stories of how she stayed in the Uk for more than 10years and her younger brother current stay from Uk to Dublin, To me it was God's devine intervention so I never thought otherwise.

As time goes one she them told me that she has already contact the guy at Abuja and that we have to Abuja to that effect and that the guy require 400k for the the processing of the visa with an initial deposit of 200k which i must pay through her. Immediately I sent the sum of 50k to her account ( First Bank Plc Coka Branch Lagos). afterward she then told me that she will be traveling to Abuja in other to submit my passport with her agent at abuja.

In few days latter she called on me again and said that the guy said that the age i used and the dress code of the passport might be a problem that I need to get acquire another passport with a different age and a new dress code probably suit will be better, also that i have to come with her to Abuja for the submission of the new passport and thump printing. requesting that the 50k i initially paid will not be enough that i had to pay at least a 100k which i did send to her bank account before the trip to Abuja with her making the total sum of 150k

On getting to Abuja, I met with the guy and he brought the Visa Application form and I did fill, after the filling of the visa application form he then said to Lady by calling her name Roseline you will hear from me by January because it was actually on the month of December we enbacked on the trip to Abuja.

At a time he January 2008 she then called on me again requesting that more funds is needed and been that i had so much trust and confidence in her i had no choice to and this time she was requesting for another 150k which she said she said the guy at Abuja is requesting for and that when my visa come out I will only have to make the balance of 100k. So far, I have already paid 300k to her.

Its was on our last trip to Abuja as at Febraury 2008, I had the thought of getting the guys at Abuja phone number without her knowing because each i call her requesting for the Abuja agent number she says its not necessary because the agent will not speack me since an not his direct client. Soon our last trip to Abuja I said to myself that be it what it may an sure going get her agent number without her knowledge so i can speak directly with the agent at anytime I desire to. As God could have it i was able to get the agents phone number without her knowing and after waiting and expecting a visa for too long i had to contact the agent on phone trying to find out the reason for the delays of my visa because i do know it should not take longer than necassary to get a UK visa if truely they are actually processing a visa for me.

To my greatest suprise when i contact the agent on phone, he then told me that Roseline never at any time deposited any money with him and that was the reason he never thought of processing a visa for me. immediately i realised that i was duped of 300k by Roseline Ifeoma Obayan.

My dear brothers and sisters in nairaland, Am presently so confused and do not know what to do, I had tried contacting her but she is not responding positively.I have asked her to return back my money not minding the time wasted yet no response.

I dont want to take her actions as an excuse not to achieve my dreams, I am a determined person and I always strive to achieve my golds, Right now I still desire travelling but i cant do it all alone, It is my plea to every nairaland member both within and outside this shores of our Country to help me with useful informations, either by sending an invitation letter which i can tender before the emmbassy or other vital documents which i can use to apply for another visa to either Canada, US or the UK and Europe,

Thanks and God Bless ever ready.
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by Delta007(m): 3:14pm On May 30, 2008
goofy:

@Delta, lol
Dey there dey laugh. . .how far with your application?
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by amberella: 3:22pm On May 30, 2008
The original post is a bit old but I'll post anyway, just for reference:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp

Visiting Canada: Who can applyIf you plan to visit Canada, you must:

have a valid travel document, such as a passport
be in good health
satisfy an immigration officer that you have ties, such as a job, home and family, that will take you back to your country of origin
satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit and
have enough money for your stay. The amount of money you will need can vary with the circumstances of the visit, how long you will stay and whether you will stay in a hotel or with friends or relatives. For more information, ask the Canadian visa office in your country or region.
You may also need:

a Temporary Resident Visa, depending on your citizenship
a medical examination and
a letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.
Inadmissibility
Some people are inadmissible—they are not allowed to come to Canada. Several things can make you inadmissible, including involvement in criminal activity, in human rights violations or in organized crime. You can also be inadmissible for security, health or financial reasons.

Criminal inadmissibility
If you have committed or been convicted of a criminal offence, you may not be allowed to enter Canada.

Criminal offences include both minor and serious offences, such as theft, assault, manslaughter, dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For a complete list of criminal offences in Canada, consult the Canadian Criminal Code.

If you were convicted of a crime when you were under the age of 18, you can probably still enter Canada.



If you want to visit Canada, you may need a visa. Canada requires citizens from some countries and territories to get a visa before they can enter Canada. Before you plan your visit, you should find out if you need a visa. For more information, see the Related Links section at the bottom of this page.

Check the website of the visa office responsible for the country or region where you live for more information on fees, including how to pay them.

How to apply for your Temporary Resident Visa
Obtain a Temporary Resident Visa application kit.
Read the guide.
Complete the application form and attach the necessary documents.
Pay the fee and get the necessary receipt.
Mail the application form and necessary documents.
1. Obtain a Temporary Resident Visa application kit.
You can download the application kit from Find an application form or guide in the I Need To… section on the right-hand side of this page.

Outside Canada, contact the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for your area to have the application mailed to you.

2. Read the guide.
Read the guide carefully before you complete the application form. The fee for processing your form is not refundable, so make sure you are eligible to get a Temporary Resident Visa before you apply.

3. Complete the application form and attach the necessary documents.
The application form contains instructions. Read the instructions and be sure to provide the required documents. If you do not provide all the requested information or documents, your application may be delayed.

You can use the same application form for your spouse or common-law partner, and for dependent children under 18 if they will be travelling with you.

All required documents must be includeded with your application:

You must have a valid travel document (such as a passport) for each family member on the application.
Two recent passport photos of each family member are required. Make sure these photos meet the requirements. For more information on specifications for photographs, see the Related Links section at the bottom of this page.
Enclose the application fee and the IMM 5401 receipt of payment. Your fee will not be refunded, even if your application is not accepted.
You must provide proof that you have enough money for your visit to Canada. The amount of money may vary, depending on the circumstances for your visit, how long you will stay and whether you will stay in a hotel, or with friends or relatives. You can get more information from the Canadian visa office in your country or region.
You may need to include other documents. These documents could be identification cards, proof of employment, a letter of invitation from relatives or friends in Canada, or a proposed itinerary. Check the website of the visa office responsible for the country or region where you live for more information.
4. Pay the fee and get the necessary receipt.
The fee per person is $75 for a single entry visa, $150 for a multiple entry visa or $400 for a family (multiple or single entry).

Check the website of the visa office responsible for the country or region where you live for more information on fees, including how to pay them.

5. Mail the application form and necessary documents.
When you have completed the application form, make sure you sign and date it, and that all required documents and fees are included in the envelope. In most countries, application fees must be paid in Canadian dollars. You must send your application to the Canadian visa office in the country or region where you live. Check the guide in your application kit for instructions.

Processing time
How long it takes to process your application varies depending on the visa office where you applied. You can find out more about application processing times in the I Need To… section on the right-hand side of this page.

An interview with a visa officer
You may need to go for an interview with a visa officer. See more information about an interview in After Applying on the right-hand side of this page.

A medical examination
You might need a medical examination to be allowed to enter Canada. If you do, a Canadian immigration officer will tell you and will send you instructions about what to do. A medical examination can add more than three months to the processing time of your application. You can find more information on medical examinations in the I Need To… section on the right-hand side of this page.

Using a representative
You do not need a representative to help you apply to visit or immigrate to Canada. Whether you use a representative is a personal choice. Find out more about using a representative.
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by Nobody: 4:46pm On Jun 10, 2008
4. Pay the fee and get the necessary receipt.
The fee per person is $75 for a single entry visa, $150 for a multiple entry visa or $400 for a family (multiple or single entry).

Check the website of the visa office responsible for the[b] country or region where you live for more information on fees, including how to pay them.[/b]

Let me help you, by adding this information on processing fees. . .(in Naira currency).

Temporary Resident Visa

• Single Entry (In Naira)
- individual ** NEW**       8,400
- family                            45,000

• Multiple Entry
- individual                      17,000

Study Permit              14,000

Work Permit
• Individual                     17,000
• Group (3 or more) performing artists       50,500


Bank drafts must be obtained from approved banks only, If the issuing bank is outside Lagos, “PAYABLE IN LAGOS” must be indicated on the cheque.
They do not accept personal cheques or cash
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by papiwonder: 7:20pm On Jun 10, 2008
please which GTB bank branch is good for payment.I am outside Lagos please.Thank you
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by liliana(f): 11:01pm On Jun 10, 2008
@papiwonder,
Quite surprised at you! GTB is an approved bank irrespective of where you are.At least thank God for e-banking in Nigeria.Just do as Olowotee said and i quote
"Bank drafts must be obtained from approved banks only, If the issuing bank is outside Lagos, “PAYABLE IN LAGOS” must be indicated on the cheque.
They do not accept personal cheques or cash"
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by silkywave(f): 4:15pm On Sep 03, 2010
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by khawer: 8:19am On Jun 18, 2011
hi i need your guys help.
i m khawar from pak but last 4 year i m in ksa doing job here. i would like 2 vist canda. my sister and brother in law is in canda. thay r both have candian passport. thay alreday send me vist invetion. i just would like 2 for sppand for few my holidays in there. so tell me wat things i need 2 apply visa.
wouder off thx
khawar ilyas
 
 
 
Re: Requirements For Visiting Visa To Canada by smithremmy: 9:30am On Aug 20
Thanks for the advices please what's the requirement for self sponsored n director of company and do anyone have a seminar in Canada or training

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