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The IRCC visa office in Lagos, Nigeria, has introduced the Nigeria Student Express (NSE). This new initiative aims at reducing processing times for Nigerians applying for Canadian study permits.

Nigerians make up a large percentage of the annual applicants for immigration to Canada, and study permits are a large part of this. The NSE is a heartening indication from the Government of Canada that they wish to encourage and promote this.

The estimated processing time for study permits at the Lagos office is currently around 8 weeks, but the NSE aims to reduce it to 20 days. To be eligible, candidates must have been accepted into a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree at a Canadian post-secondary institution, or they must have been accepted into a post-graduate diploma course. They must also demonstrate their financial ability to undertake their course of study in Canada.

If you would like to learn more about the NSE or other Canadian immigration matters, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.