·         Complete and place this checklist on top of your application.

·         Consult or website for forms and instructions, including a list of countries whose national require a temporary resident visa at

·         Any document not i9n English or French must be accompanied by a translation.

·         Failure to submit all required documentation may result in the refusal of your application or delay  in processing

·         False statement or submissions of fraudulent document will result in refusal and may lead to legal action against you.

·         All document submitted in support of your application should be original.

·         After submission of all required document you may be required to attend interview.

·         A medical exam will be required for study program, exceeding 6 months.

·         Do not undergo a medical exam until advised by the office. Medical result may take up to 4 weeks.

·         Any preparation you make, such as paying administration or tuition fees, are done entirely at your own risk.

·         Do not finalize travel plans unless you have received your visa from Canadian Deputy High Commission in  Lagos.

·         A parent or legal guardian will sign for a minor child.

 Number of people travelling to Canada (principal applicant and accompanying family members)
In addition to a study permit ,I am submitting applications for the following: Number


Spouse/ common law partner Open work permit– complete an application for a work permit  OR

Open work permit – complete an application for a study permit

Temporary resident visa (if not applying for an open work or open

Study permit)

-complete an application for a temporary resident visa



Minor children

Open study for accompanying children aged 5-18 years old

complete an application for a study permit

Temporary resident visa (if a study permit is not required)

-complete an application form for a temporary resident visa

Dependent over 18 Study permit for accompanying dependents aged 18-22

-complete an application form study permit which must include a letter of acceptance for a college or university in Canada

Temporary resident visa (if a study permit is not required

-complete an application for a temporary resident visa

You must submit the following items:
Application form (IMM 1294E)

Each applicant and each accompanying family member must complete, date and sign a separate application form. NOTE: it is recommended that additional family members not make application until such time as the principal applicant has been processed.


List your spouse/common la-law partner an ALL your children under 18 years of age (or still dependent) on the IMM 1294 form, even if they do not need a visa or not accompanying you. If you have more than three family members, fill additional copies of the IMM 1294 form.

Answer every question. If not applicable, write N/A. make sure you include your mailing address, reliable phone contact, and email address (if you agree to e-mail communications).

It is advisable to fill out the new forms electronically and submit a print-out of your computer generated forms, including the 2D barcode page.






























Family information  (IMM 5645)

Each applicant and accompanying family member (over 5 years of age) must complete date and sign a separate application form. You must answer every question. If not applicable, write  N/A


Study permit questionnaire

Each applicant must complete, date and sign a separate application form. You must answer every question. If not applicable, write N/A.





Two passport photographs for yourself and each family member requesting a visa, with the name printed on the back, dated and taken in the past 6 months.  



Processing fee – ensure that you have paid the correct non-refundable fee in naira ( bank draft only) made payable in Lagos to the “Canadian Deputy High Commission”. The passport of the principal applicant must be printed on the back of each draft.  



Original passport for yourself and each family member requesting a visa, including children. Each passport should: 

 be accompanied with a copy of the passport bill-date page ( i.e. the page with the name, photo, place of birth, date of issue, etc.)

 show that you are a citizen or lawfully admitted to your country of residence (e.g. Study permit, work permit)

 be valid for the duration of your study period as a study permit cannot be Issued beyond the validity of your passport

 have a minimum of two blank  visa pages.




Previous passport(s) showing travel  history  

Original and 1 Photocopy of Letter of Acceptance from your educational Institute in Canada starting:

x unconditional admission, or if conditional  you must show you can meet the conditions

x course title and level of study,

x duration of study, AND

x start date (multiple start dates, if applicable) and latest possible dates of admission.

Academic Documents – originals and 1 photocopy of:

x present academic standings (up to date transcripts);

x WAEC/SSCE/NECO results;

x post secondary transcripts;

x all certificates and/or diplomas. You must provide evidence of all current and past education,

including the street names address of ALL previous educational institutions that you attended.

x Include NYSC certificate if applicable.

Proof of sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses for at least one year in Canada.

In addition to the cost of tuition, you should have at least CAD $10,000 available to cover your

living expenses; an additional minimum requirement of CAD $4,000 must be added if a spouse or

partner is accompanying the student, as well as CAD $3,000 per accompanying child or other accompanying dependent.

Evidence includes:

x Original plus one copy of certified bank statement(s) or financial investment with past six months history including your submission month or ending one month prior,

x You must also show a reliable source of funds for the duration of your academic program.

x You may also submit financial documents related to a valid pension plan or proof of income from
rental properties or stocks and bonds.

x Failure to provide evidence may result in refusal for “insufficient funds.

Scholarships or any financial assistance from the school or award from a government or other

funding agency must be presented on official letter stating the full amount of the award, its

duration and any governing conditions. There must also be evidence a Scholarship program exists

Payment of Tuition fees is not required at time of application submissions. After positive

Processing of the student application, proof of tuition payment may be required prior to the issue

of a Visa.

Official Fee Schedule which includes – tuition, accommodations and meal plans, miscellaneous expenses (medical insurance, books, memberships).

Original police clearance certificates obtained from C.I.D Headquarters for the applicant and any

accompanying family member above 18 years for Nigeria. Certificates are also required for each of

the countries in which they stated more than 6 months since they turned 18.

Self-addressed pre-paid return courier envelope to return your passport and documents whether

or not you are submitting your application by courier service or drop box.

If applicable, you must also submit:                                                                                                                    

Certificate d’ Acceptation du Quebec (CAQ) if you will be studying in Quebec.

Reference letter:

  • From the individual (s) providing you financial assistance for your program. The letter must

Indicate their employment; their occupation; their relationship to you, their number

Dependents and full contact details. For extended family member sponsorship please include

proof of relationship (Such as family tree, photos, proof of prior financial support of your

education to date if applicable. Etc.


  • From the employer of the individual(s) providing you financial assistance for your program. employer contact details and full street address of business’ location.

Proof of business if you are self employed. Provide business registration, tax clearance certificates, trade certificate, license and financial documents. (Certified business bank statement with 6 months

History up to application submission date).

Proof of employment – letter from your current or past employer and payslips (last 3 months).

Employment letter dated within 2 months of the application indicating occupation, job description,

Position, salary, allowances, dates of employments and authorized leave dates.

Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificates for each  family member whether or not they are requesting a visa.

Custodianship documents are required for students who are under the age  of majority in  Canada.

The age of majority is 18 in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, prince Edward Island, Quebec and

Saskatchewan. The age of majority is 19 in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova

Scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Minor applicants under 18 years of age, travelling with only one parent or without parents, need

Custody documents from the other parent or both parents, as applicable.

Custodian Declaration – All minor applicants must supply a notarized declaration, signed by the

Parents or legal guardian in the country of origin and signed by the custodian in Canada, stating

Arrangements have been made for the custodian to act in place of the parent (s).

Children must also have a school leave letter, if applicable.

If you would like Citizenship and immigration Canada (CIC) to release information from your case file

to someone other than yourself, you must authorize us by completing Authority to release personal information to a designated individual (IMM 5475).

If someone is assisting you in completing your application or you would like someone to do business

with our office on your behalf, complete Use of a Representative form (IMM 5476).










































































































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