If you are in Nigeria then you will find assistance at the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria in Abuja at the contact details listed below. The High Commission is in the same street as the Japanese Embassy in Nigeria and also not far from the Thai Embassy in Nigeria. The Deputy High Commissioner is in Lagos at the details also listed with a map and close to the Indonesian Embassy in Nigeria.
The High Commission will advise against non-essential travel to Nigeria except for Lagos and Calabar. Note that the Canadian High Commissioner covers the following countries in Africa – Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe. So if you are located in one of these countries then you will need to speak to the High Commission in Abuja. See what consular assistance means when it comes to the Canadian High Commission.
Canadian High Commission in Nigeria in Abuja
If you have lost your passport while in Nigeria. Then report this loss or theft to the Nigerian police. They will issue you with a case number for the report. You will need this when you call and make an appointment with the Canadian High Commission in Abuja for assistance. You can also try the Deputy High Commission in Lagos as both offer full passport services.
Call them to make an appointment and complete the application forms. Once this is done you can then add the case number. Wait for their return date. It could be a new passport or an emergency travel document if you need to leave the country urgently.
If you are needing to have documents notarized then you will need to call or email the High Commission or Deputy High Commission. Make the appointment and see what can be done for you. See what they can assist with when it comes to the documents. You can see the telephone number as well as the email address for both of these offices.
|Street Address:||13010G, Palm close, Diplomatic drive, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria|
|Telephone:||+234 (09) 461 2900|
|Fax:||+234 (09) 461 2902|
|Hours of Operation:||Monday to Thursday: 08:00 – 16:30
Friday: 08:00 – 13:30
As stated before you will note that the High Commission will be closed on Nigerian public holidays as well as on Canadian public holidays. Check your calendar for this as well as the office hours or operating hours of the High Commission and the office of the Deputy Commission in Lagos.
Deputy High Commission of Canada to Nigeria in Lagos
If you are getting married you will need a letter of no impediment. This is also called the freedom to marry letter. If you are getting married then apply for the letter of no impediment at the High Commission. They will tell you when to return to pick up your letter. Once this is done you have to have the letter translated and certified as being authentic by the Nigerian government. You can then register your marriage in Nigeria as a foreigner or Canadian.
Translate and certify your marriage registration in Nigeria and then use this to apply for a spouse visa for Canada for your spouse. If it is two foreigners then each will go to their respective Embassies or High Commission and follow the same process.
|Street Address:||4 Anifowoshe St., Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Postal Address:||P.O. Box 54506, Ikoyi Station, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Telephone:||(011 234 1) 271-5650; 262-2512/15|
|Fax:||(011 234 1) 271-5651; 262-2517|
|Hours of Operation:||Monday to Thursday: 07:30 – 16:00
Friday: 07:30 – 13:00
You will note the Canadian visa processing timelines from Nigeria. This is for January 2022 so timelines should improve as the months roll by. These are only an example of what you can expect. There are many pages on this on this websites with the offices of VFS in Nigeria.
|Check Visa Processing Times|
|Visitor Visa (days)||57|
|Super Visa (days)|
|Study Permit (Weeks)||140|
|Work Permit (Weeks)||13|
|Spouse / Partner Visa (Months)||12|
|Passport Application||20 Business Days|
See the visa processing timeline in Nigeria above. Also note that there is a new office for assistance for Canadians in Nigeria. There is now also a Consulate of Canada in Port Harcourt if you need assistance. Mostly expats in Nigeria tend to use this Consulate office. See the details for the Canadian Consulate in Port Harcourt.
Canadian Consulate in Port Harcourt
Street Address : 15 Ahoada Street, Rumuibekwe Housing Estate, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Telephone : +234 (806) 399 7054
After-hours telephone number : +234 (806) 399 7054
One last issue is when you give birth in Nigeria. You will need to take all the Nigerian government documents. Have these translated and certified. Make an appointment with the High Commission and then take the documents, child and your Canadian passport to register the child. This process does take time so dont delay registration as it creates new issues. Once this is done you will need to apply for a Canadian passport for the child.
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