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Contact time
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Con: T-F 10:00-13:00 EST

New Visa Application Procedures

The Nigerian Immigration Services has appointed Thebez Global Resources Ltd. to provide non-judgmental services and operate the Visa Application Center in Ottawa, which will be managed by VF Services Canada Inc. on behalf of Thebez Global Resources Ltd.  

The Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa is pleased to announce the launch of the Visa Application Center in Ottawa with effect from 7th April 2021. Applicants who wish to apply for Nigeria Visa are requested to submit their applications to VFS Application Center either through mail or in-person (by appointment). 

With effect from 21 April 2021, The Nigeria High Commission will not accept any visa application. All applicants will be re-directed to VFS Application Center for submission.

Arrangements are being made to facilitate dropbox and eventually biometric data capture in Toronto.

The Nigeria High Commission is advising visa applicants to visit the website –  https://visa.vfsglobal.com/can/en/nga and read all instructions carefully to avoid any errors resulting in delays in the processing of the visa.

The contact details of the Visa Application Center are as below –

Address – 2211 Riverside Dr. 4TH Floor Unit 403, Ottawa, ON, K1H7X5, Canada


Call Center – By Phone: +16132889216 between 8 AM to 5 PM, Central Time, from Monday to Friday


                       By Email: info.ngca@thebezglobalresourcesltd.com


Timing – Application Submission: Tuesday and Thursday 09:00 – 13:00


               Passport collection: Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 – 12:00.


Subject to Regularization (STR) Visa

Expatriates employed by individuals, corporate bodies, or governments (i.e. to take up employment in Nigeria.

Business Visa

This type of visa is issued to prospective business visitors coming to Nigeria for the sole purpose of transacting short business.

Tourist Visa

Tourism is a short visit for vacation, for visiting family and friends, or for medical treatment.

Transit Visa

Transit Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria.

Journalist Visa

Journalist visa is issued to professional journalists and photographers for up to three months stay in Nigeria.