On Thursday, the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria affirmed that the visa application centers in Abuja and Lagos remain accessible to the public. This statement was issued in response to a recent fire incident that affected a section of the high commission’s building in Abuja on Monday.
The announcement reads as follows:
“While we mourn the loss of our colleague from the High Commission of Canada in Abuja, please take note of the following information:
– Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clients: application processing continues.
– Despite the indefinite closure of operations at the High Commission of Canada in Abuja, the visa application centers in both Abuja and Lagos remain operational.
For application status updates, you can submit a webform at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-status.html.
For consular assistance for Canadians in Nigeria requiring emergency help, contact [email protected] or call +1 613 996 8885. Alternatively, you can reach out via WhatsApp at +1-613-909-8881.”
It is important to note that the explosion in a section of the Canadian High Commission building in Abuja on Monday resulted in the unfortunate death of two individuals, including a local employee, and left two others injured. Global Affairs Canada, in a statement on Monday, expressed its commitment to collaborating with local authorities to determine the cause of the explosion.