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Other Consular Servives

Shipment of the Remains of deceased persons to Nigeria

In the event of the need to transport the remains of a deceased person to Nigeria, the following documents are required for sighting and authentication by the High Commission:

- Photocopy of the deceased's passport.
- Certificate of Death from the Health Department
- Medical Certificate of Death ( Form 16); issued by the appropriate Canadian authorities
- Burial Permit (Where applicable)
- Statement of Death ( Form 15); issued by the appropriate Canadian authorities
- Letter of indemnity from the Funeral Home which confirms that the remains will be shipped in an internationally acceptable form.
- A Pre-paid self addressed Priority Post Courier envelope for the return of the authenticated documents
- A fee of CAD $10.00 per each copy of the document, payable in money order to the Nigeria High Commission as processing fee.

CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS

The original document(s) to be accompanied with the following:

- Two Photostat copies of each of the original document page(s).
- Evidence of the identity of applicant. e.g. Photocopy of passport with names that match those on the certificates.
- One passport-sized photograph
- Processing fee payable in Money Order to Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa is CAD$10.00 per original certificate.
- Send all the above to the High Commission & enclose a self-addressed return envelope prepaid by post express or priority post.

Note:

Original document (s) will be returned with the certified copy (copies).
Processing takes at least three working days.
Non compliance with the requirements may delay early processing.

Immigration and Crossing into Nigeria
Immigration

Citizens of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) do not require entry permit into Nigeria. All visitors not exempted from entry permits are advised to apply and obtain appropriate visas from the nearest Nigerian Diplomatic Mission - Embassy, High Commission or Consulate before entry into Nigeria. Early application is advisable to avoid delay.

Vaccination

Health authorities require international certificates of vaccination against cholera and yellow fever from all visitors. Anti-malaria prophylactic is also recommended.

Export of Antiquities

No art treasure may be taken out of the country without written approval from the appropriate Nigerian authorities. This approval must come from the Department of Antiquities, National Museum, Lagos, or Jos. The law prohibiting the export of all forms of antiquity, including all ritual art objects even of contemporary make, is strictly enforced.

Business Hours

Government offices are open from 7.30 a.m. to3.30 p.m. Monday through Friday, while commercial houses are open from8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but many shops are open on Saturdays and some banks open on Saturdays too.

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Change of Name

CHECKLIST AND REQUIREMENT FOR CHANGE OF NAME ON PASSPORT


The completed online application form should be mailed to the High Commission by Priority post only, together with the following:

1. Please provide the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) used by applicant to enter Canada or Passport obtained at the Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa.

2. (a) Certificate of Change of Name from a Town Council in Canada or (b) Court affidavit and Newspaper notification from Nigeria

3. CAD$20.00 money order payable to the Nigeria High Commission

4. Self-addressed return (Express/Priority) Envelope

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Infants Born in Canada

Persons Born in Canada


CHECKLIST AND REQUIREMENT FOR CHILDREN BORN IN CANADA
1. Birth Certificate and Statement of Birth indicating the Name(s) of Nigerian Parent(s)

2. Two Passport sized Photographs

3. Completed On-Line Application Form with Acknowledgement and payment slip

4. Evidence of On-Line Payment of US$65.00.

5. Payment of CAD$30.00 Money Order addressed to the Nigeria High Commission

6. Letter of consent from parents

7. Photocopy of the data page of Valid Passports of Nigerian Parents.

8. Two (2) Self-Addressed return (Express/Priority Post) Envelopes.

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Notice on E-Passport

Notice for all passport, and other consular services

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM PASSORT SECTION.

 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NIGERIANS IN CANADA


FURTHER TO OUR EARLIER NOTICE INFORMING THE PUBLIC OF SUSPENSION OF PASSPORT SERVICES IN THE HIGH COMMISSION,WE WISH TO INFORM THAT SERVICES WILL RESUME FROM TOMOROW 16TH JULY 2014.


PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO ARE IN DIRE NEED OF RENEWING THEIR EXPIRED STUDY PERMITS PENDING WHEN PASSPORT SERVICES WILL BE FULLY OPERATIONAL.


ALL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IN URGENT NEED OF PASSPORT ARE THEREFORE ADVISED TO SHOW UP IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR EXPIRED APPOINTMENT DATES,


ALL EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO ATTEND TO EVERYONE IN AN ORDERLY FASHION AS LONG AS YOU HAVE ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS IN ORDER AND PROOF OF PAYMENT OF FEES.


THE HIGH COMMISSION WISHES TO STATE THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE RESTRUCTURING OF THE PASSPORT SECTION AS EARLIER INDICATED IS STILL IN PROGRESS AND AIMED AT ENSURING BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY TO NIGERIANS IN CANADA.


ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS ACTION MIGHT HAVE CAUSED OUR ESTEEMED CITIZENS IS HIGHLY REGRETTED.
SIGNED
MANAGEMENT
NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION, OTTAWA

15TH JULY, 2014

 

 

SERVICE DELIVERY

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.

PASSPORT COLLECTION

. 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;

1-900-528-0546

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Visitor/Business/Tourism/Transit [VBT]

Visitor/Business/ Tourism/Transit (VBT)

REQUIREMENTS FOR VISITOR/ BUSINESS/TOURIST/TRANSIT VISAS TO NIGERIA

Allow fiftheen (15) days processing period at our office in Ottawa for all duly completed applications. On-line scheduled Interview Date is not applicable unless contacted.

*Duly completed online application Form, to be accompanied with the following:

1. One recent coloured passport size photograph (White Background) and ensure to write name at the back with stamped date.

2. Apart from the online payment to be made at http://portal.immigration.gov.ng , you should also send an administrative fee of CAD$20.00 money order payable to the Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa.

3. A total of CAD $85 {including $20 admin fee} money order payable to the Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa is required for Express Processing of Visa within 48  working hours.

4. Applicant’s original valid passport. Your Passort must be valid for at least SIX months. Call the issuing Passport Office for details on how to renew your passport before applying for visa.

5. Letter of Introduction from the sponsoring company or agency (for business Visas). Confirmation of employment from the employer in Canada (for Visitors Visa for Non-Nigerians).

6. Letter of invitation for business/visiting visa. Letter to indicate nature of business and duration of visit. A photocopy of certified certificate of registration of the Nigerian company with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), to be attached to the letter.

7. Personal invitations for visitor’s visa issued from Nigeria by Nigerians outside Canada must be accompanied by a photocopy of Nigerian Passport and evidence of genuine and effective link or relationship either by Marriage, kinship or Business. Invitations from other Resident Aliens in Nigeria must be accompanied by a photocopy of the valid Residence or Work Permit in Nigeria and a photocopy of information page of passport.

8. Canadian Citizens holding other passport are required to apply with Canadian passports only.

9. In addition to the other requirements, Nigerian holders of foreign passports must attach photocopies of their Nigerian passports or evidence of Nigerian links and kinship ties in Nigeria.

10. Non-Canadian Passport holders must attach photocopies of their immigration status in Canada, showing their Residence or Work Permit.

11. Evidence of confirmed hotel reservation or other accommodation arrangements in Nigeria with proof (For Tourist Visa).

12. Applicants for Transit visas must show evidence of confirmed onward flights and Visa for country of final destination.

13. Applicant on special assignment such as religious or evangelical activities requires Temporary Work Permit (TWP) approval and church visitor requires Immigration Approval from
Nigeria Immigration Services

14. A self-addressed return CANADA PRIORITY POST ENVELOPE ONLY. Please, note that no other courier service is acceptable.

15. Photocopy of vaccination against Yellow Fever. Do not send original yellow card please.

16. Applications for minors to be accompanied by letters of consent signed by both parents and a photocopy of the passport of both parents as well as the Registration of live birth of the child (ren) which bears the names of either or both parents. The letters of consent must be endorsed in all cases by a Notary Public.

17. Evidence of sufficient funds: Photocopy of Receipts for the purchase of funds or travelers Cheque from the bank considered adequate to cover the cost of the trip (visitors and tourists only)

18. Any Other requirement (s) that the Visa section may deem necessary.

19. Please allow a minimum of 15 working days processing period. The interview date scheduled online by the Nigeria immigration service site is not applicable unless you are contacted by the Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa.

NOTE:

Canadian nationals who are also nationals of other countries must apply for visa with their Canadian passports only. Visas are to be affixed to valid passports, after the appropriate application forms have been duly completed and received at the High Commission. Applicants traveling to Nigeria on special assignments such as religious or evangelical activities will require Temporary Work Permit (TWP) /Immigration Approval.

Approval for issuance of TWP must be received by the Mission from the Nigerian Immigration Service. Applications from JOURNALIST traveling to Nigeria to prepare feature articles/films must receive prior approval from the Nigeria Immigration Service and final approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Applications to the mission must indicate the type of assignment and type of equipment to be taken into the country. For further details see: Improperly completed application forms and/or incomplete visa supporting documents may delay or cause rejection of visa requests. (All Questions must be answered please). The Visa Section opens from 10am to 1.00pm Tuesday-Friday except during Public Holidays, both in Canada and Nigeria. For accreditation requirements for foreign Journalists and all other inquiries, the Visa Section can be reached on Telephone Number: 1-900-528-0546 ext 224 or 252 Visa processing fees are non-refundable once paid, whether or not visa is granted or withdrawn. The High Commission reserves the exclusive right to grant or reject visas. Ensure to print out the following online applications; failing which your passport would be returned without processing:

(i) Application

(ii) Application Acknowledgement Slip

(iii) Payment Confirmation.

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Work Permit [TWP]

Work Permit (TWP)

REQUIREMENTS FOR TEMPORARY WORK PERMIT (TWP VISA)

Please print a copy of the underlisted requirements before you proceed with the online Visa application process: 1) Valid national Passport - This should be valid for at least 6 months.

2) Complete online application at portal.immigration.gov.ng .

3) To obtain the payment receipt slip, allow 45 minutes after completion of payment online. To print receipt, go to portal.immigration.gov.ng, click on the ‘Entry Visa Application form’ under Visas section, Select ‘print receipt’ tab in the new window. Provide your Reference no. and Application ID and click on ‘search record’. Print off the receipt page. Google receipt is not acceptable please.

4) Certified/Notarised copies of Professional and Educational Certificates/Diplomas and Resume.

5) One Coloured Passport Photograph (White Background) affixed to the Form.

6) Copies of Nigerian Immigration Service approval to work in Nigeria sent to Nigeria High Commission via NITEL.

7) Photocopy of Letter of Offer of Appointment.

8) Photocopy of Letter of Acceptance of Appointment.

9) Police Clearance/Character Certificate by RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records

10) Photocopy of Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

11) Administrative processing fee of CAD $20.00 made payable by Money Order to Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa. Fill out your name and address on the money order.

12) Include a self-addressed return PRIORITY POST COURIER ENVELOPE ONLY with which to mail back the passport, unless a personal pick-up. Ensure to fill out the sender and receiver addresses correctly on the envelope. Note that no other courier service pick-up is acceptable.

NOTE:

Canadian nationals who are also nationals of other countries must apply for visa with their Canadian passports only. Please allow a waiting period of seven days from the date your application was received at our office before calling in to check the status. We are experiencing a high volume of phone calls and avoiding frequent calls to our office would enable us serve you promptly. Improper completion of application form and/or absence of visa supporting documents may extend the issuing period. (All questions in forms must be answered). Visa correspondence to be attention Consular Section. The Consular Section opens to the public from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. daily except on Mondays, weekends and public holidays. Please allow 15 days for processing.  The contact line is (613) 236-0521 extension 224. The High Commission reserves the exclusive right to grant or reject visas. Interview date scheduled on-line is not applicable unless contacted NOTE: All applicants MUST complete and use the Application Tracking section online as the final stage of the application process. Ensure that you have completed this section before your documents arrive at the High Commission Ottawa.

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Ojo MaduekweNIGERIA 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.

 

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Notice for all passport, and other consular services

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM PASSORT SECTION.

 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL NIGERIANS IN CANADA


FURTHER TO OUR EARLIER NOTICE INFORMING THE PUBLIC OF SUSPENSION OF PASSPORT SERVICES IN THE HIGH COMMISSION,WE WISH TO INFORM THAT SERVICES WILL RESUME FROM TOMOROW 16TH JULY 2014.


PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO ARE IN DIRE NEED OF RENEWING THEIR EXPIRED STUDY PERMITS PENDING WHEN PASSPORT SERVICES WILL BE FULLY OPERATIONAL.


ALL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IN URGENT NEED OF PASSPORT ARE THEREFORE ADVISED TO SHOW UP IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR EXPIRED APPOINTMENT DATES,


ALL EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO ATTEND TO EVERYONE IN AN ORDERLY FASHION AS LONG AS YOU HAVE ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS IN ORDER AND PROOF OF PAYMENT OF FEES.


THE HIGH COMMISSION WISHES TO STATE THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE RESTRUCTURING OF THE PASSPORT SECTION AS EARLIER INDICATED IS STILL IN PROGRESS AND AIMED AT ENSURING BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY TO NIGERIANS IN CANADA.


ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS ACTION MIGHT HAVE CAUSED OUR ESTEEMED CITIZENS IS HIGHLY REGRETTED.
SIGNED
MANAGEMENT
NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION, OTTAWA

15TH JULY, 2014

 

 

SERVICE DELIVERY

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.

PASSPORT COLLECTION

. 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;

1-900-528-0546

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Facts About Nigeria

Continent: Africa


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

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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.

Read more: Friends of Nigeria [FON]

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