Yes you can apply for a free Canadian visa lottery through the CanadaVisa website. This is available for all international citizens e.g Nigeria, Ghana, Singapore etc. In this post, we will show you Canada visa requirements for Nigerian citizens. In addition, discus how to apply for Canadian visa in Nigeria.
How to Apply to the Visa Canada Lottery
To register the Visa Canada 2022/2023
lottery application form only, follow these simple steps:
- Access the Visa Canada lottery portal at: the CanadaVisa website here
- Choose your assessment form
- Your contact information
- Provide your personal profile
- Your personal net worth, be sure not to overestimate or underestimate.
- Your language skills
- Canada Job Offer
- Your work history, if applicable
- Family and Friends in Canada
- Then click Submit Form.
Do not pay money or any form of gratuity to an individual or group asking you to pay money to be included in the Visa Canada lottery winners. Remember, they are crooks and it is illegal to consent.
Full steps on How to Apply for a Canadian Visa Online:
Find out if you are qualified to apply.
Before completing the required forms, you must know in advance if you can apply for a visa online. Click on this link and answer all questions correctly.
You will be asked questions about citizenship, age, family, work and a number of other things.
However, once you have answered all the questions and are declared eligible to apply for a Canadian visa online, you will receive a “personal reference code” message that will be required to create an account and visa.
Record this code carefully and follow the instructions that are clearly explained.
Complete the online form
On the same page that explains the steps to submit a visa online, several forms must be completed, such as:
IMM5257 Temporary Visit Visa Form which can be downloaded here
The IMM5707 Family Data Form can be downloaded here.
Checklists of documents that can be downloaded and submitted at the time of the visa application can be downloaded here.
“VFS Declaration” which allows VFS to administer your visa, can be downloaded here.
Complete the required documents
In addition to completing the form, you must also complete several photocopies or scanned documents, such as
- Passport (especially on identity page)
- Travel history (visa and/or entry stamp to other countries) used in past 10 years
- Photocopy or scan the results of the authorization to stay, study or work abroad (if applicable)
- Photocopies or scans of valid US visas (if applicable)
- Financial proof that you can finance your own trips, such as the bank account for the last 4 months, a work or business certificate, proof of ownership of assets or other supporting documents that can be seen here.
- Colour photographs 35 mm x 45 mm or 420 540 pixels in JPEG format and size 240 KB
- Proof of travel, such as airline tickets, itineraries or proof of hotel booking.
Register / Log in to submit an online application
You must register to get the “key” and then create an account to apply, pay the visa fee and also check the status of the visa application.
You can create an account with “Sign-In Partner” or “GCKey”. For Nigerian citizens, select “GCKey”.
However, once you have obtained your username and password, log in to your account and select “Visitor Visa, Study and/or Work Permit” and proceed to the next step.
Enter the “Personal Reference Code” that you previously obtained and download the forms and supporting documents that you completed and prepared in advance.
Make a payment
Once the system has checked all your documents and received, you will be redirected to the visa payment page, which is $100.00 CAD. If the payment is successful, you will receive a confirmation of payment
Visit VFS Global
After that, bring a payment confirmation, passport and photo in 3.5 4.5 cm format to VFS Global Nigeria:
After completion, within 2 business days, you will receive an email with a specific code to track the status of your online request.
Submit a paper visa
If you apply for a paper-based 2022 Canadian visa lottery, the method is actually more or less the same. You must continue to complete the online forms, prepare the supporting documents as indicated above.
Also make online payments and visit the VFS Global Visa Application Centre. The difference is:
If you are applying for a visa online, you do not need to print the form one by one. If you are submitting on paper, then you must print all forms with a laser printer on white, unglazed paper.
In addition, if you do not handle your visa application yourself, you must also complete Form IMM5467E, which authorizes others to organize your 2022 Canadian Visa Lottery.
Further information, payment of the Canadian visa fee in the form of a trading bank is no longer accepted. Acceptable payments are only online payments. Full information can be seen here.
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