NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSIONER TO CANADA
The Nigeria High Commissioner is His Excellency Chief Ojo Uma Maduekwe [CFR]
He served as Foreign Minister of Nigeria from July 26, 2007 until March 2010 when the then Acting President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved his cabinet. He was National Secretary of the ruling political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Previously, he had been appointed Culture and Tourism Minister in 1999 and Minister of Transport in 2001.
He comes to represent Nigeria in Canada with a wealth of experience and contacts. He is determined to take the bi-lateral relationship between both countries to a new height.
He holds an LL.B HONOURS (UNN) – 1972 BARRISTER AT LAW, NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL, 1973.
Notice for all passport, and other consular services
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM PASSORT SECTION.
THIS IS TO INFORM OUR DEAR CITIZENS THAT FROM THE 24TH DECEMBER, 2013 – 12TH JANUARY, 2014 PASSPORT APPLICANTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS PERIOD WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO HAVE THEIR DATA/BIOMETRIC CAPTURING DONE. NO PASSPORT WILL BE PRODUCED ON DEMAND DURING THIS PERIOD DUE TO LOGISTIC REASONS.
NORMAL E-PASSPORT SERVICES WILL RESUME AGAIN FROM THE 13TH OF JANUARY, 2014.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO STILL ADHERE TO THEIR INTERVIEW DATES AND TO LEAVE A SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE FOR THEIR PASSPORT TO BE MAILED BACK TO THEM AS SOON AS THEY ARE PRODUCED.
WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCES THIS MAY CAUSE.
In line with our commitment to ensure prompt and efficient service delivery to Nigerians in Canada, the following updated guidelines on the issuance of E-passport is hereby release for guidance to the general public;
HOURS OF OPERATION
.Tuesday to Friday
.9 am to 1PM
.Lunch break 1PM to 2PM
.All applicants are expected adhere to Queuing System.
. Tuesday to Friday (3- 4pm)
.Application from students will be given same day service.
.THE CURRENT PROCESSING TIME OF ALL OTHER APPLICANTIONS IS BETWEEN TWO TO THREE WEEKS PERIOD FROM THE DATE OF ACQUISITION.
.TO ENSURE FASTER SERVICES, ALL APPLICANTS ARE EXPECTED TO CONDUCT HEMSELVES PROPERLY AND IN AN ORDERLY MANNER WHILE IN THE CHANCERY PREMISES.
NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION, OTTAWA 18 JULY 201
NOTICE FOR ALL E-PASSPORT APPLICANTS
· All applicants for e- passport must generate appointment online and strictly adhere to their appointment date, as no applicant will be attended to without appointment;
· Applicants are strongly advised to periodically check the Mission's website to know when the High Commission (NHC) is closed/observing public holidays - both Nigerian and Canadian holidays;
· Note that, any applicant whose appointment date falls on MONDAY and public holidays, will have to reschedule a new appointment date by calling the NHC a new dedicated line for Visa and Passport services.
The number to call for obtaining Consular services is;
and dial the relevant Extensions.
PASSPORT: 228 or 233
Operation hours for consular services are from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, Tuesday to Friday ;
· Applicants for e-passports MUST come in person to the NHC with:
(1) Duly completed application form and supporting document such as, old Machine Readable Passport (MRP) passport, photocopy of passport data page and one recent Passport -sized Photograph
(2) Evidence of On-Line payment of US$65.00, payment and acknowledgement slip.
(3) Self- addressed return envelope (Priority or Express post) for the passport to be mailed within two working days ;
(4) Administrative Charge of CAD$30.00 Money Order payable to the Nigeria High Commission.
(5) Applicants who are unable to present their MRP Passport will have to pay a Federal Government Levy of US$250 money order payable to Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa;
(6) When applying for e-passport for minors under sixteen years or infant born in Canada or outside Nigeria, birth certificate, letter of consent from the parents and photocopy of the data page of the parents must be provided;
(7) Single parents applying for children passport must submit letter of SOLE CUSTODY from a recognized public Notary.
(8) All applications for RE-ISSUE of E-PASSPORT/LOST OF E-PASSPORT should submit a Letter of Application addressed to The Minister - Consular and Immigration, Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa. Together with the followings; a] Your Passport Acknowledgement Slip, b] Two passport size photo, c] Payment receipt d] Provide daytime phone number and, e] In case of lost passport, a Police report indicating the previous passport number and copy of the data page of the lost passport is also required.
(9) Please Visit the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) http://portal.immigration.gov.ng to complete and print the On-Line Application Form.
NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION OTTAWA 14TH May, 2012
Facts About Nigeria
Location in Africa: West Africa
Area: 923,770 sq km
Area-comparative: Slightly more than twice the size of California
Border Countries:To the west Benin Republic, to the east Cameroon, to the north Chad and Niger, to the south the Gulf of Guinea
Coastline: 853 km
Climate:Varies from equatorial in south, tropical in center, to arid in north
Terrain:Southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in southeast, and plains in the North
Elevation Extremes:lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point. Chappal Waddi 2,419 m
Natural Resources:crude oil (petroleum), tin, columbite, iron ore, coal, limestone, lead, zinc, natural gas, gold, bauxite, bitumen, gypsum etc.
Currency: Naira (100k = 1 Naira) N156 to $1 (conversion) Pictures of Nigerian Currency Pictures of Nigerian Stamps
Friends of Nigeria | What does Friends of Nigeria project mean?
The Friends of Nigeria project is an initiative of the Nigeria High Commissioner. It is expected that this platform will offer an honest assessment of Nigeria and Nigerians devoid of stereotypes which could be explored and diffused to the broad spectrum of Canadian society and the world. The platform seeks to pool together Canadian nationals with a Nigerian experience. The Canadian must have lived or visited Nigeria for a period not less than one month, or may have undertaken a course in any aspect of Nigerian history, politics or culture. Others who have the interest or admiration or passion for Nigeria may also be considered on individual merit.