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Basic Travel Requirements for Equatorial Guineans visiting Canada

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Canadian Visa.


Completed and signed the Canadian Visa application form. An original and copy of the applicant’s original passport.  The passport will need to be valid for at least six months beyond your date of return and have at least two blank pages. Two-color photographs that are recently taken within the last three months on a white background is required. Proof of visa application processing fee is required. Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the trip such as three months bank statements, payslips and proof of investments. If you are not paying for the trip you will need a letter from the person or institution sponsoring your trip and additional documents such as a copy of their passport and a bank statement proving they have sufficient funds. Proof of ties to Equatorial Guinea such as employment letter, proof of businesses or assets. Copy of provisional flight booking and travel itinerary (i.e. accommodation reservations). You may need to provide a medical history or proof of good health. Previous passports showing travel history. Minors (under 18) travelling alone will need a letter of authorization signed by both parents or legal guardians.  For minors travelling with one parent, a letter of authorization from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian is required.

Canada Visa for Equatorial Guineans

Facts about Canada


Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west; to the north lies the Arctic Ocean. It also covers  9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square mile area making it the second-largest country by total area. Ottawa is Canada’s capital city while its largest metropolitan cities are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Canada is a parliamentary and constitutional democracy, the Elizabeth ll serves as its queen while a prime minister is the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.  

The Canadian economy is the tenth-largest in the world. It has a mixed economy system.  Canada is a net exporter of energy having  13th percent of the global oil reserve which makes it the third-largest share after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. 

Types of Canada Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 15 business days 6 months
Student visa 3 business days more than 6 months
Business visa 15 business days 6 months

General Requirements for Canada Visa


Completed and signed the Canadian Visa application form. An original and copy of the applicant’s original passport.  The passport will need to be valid for at least six months beyond your date of return and have at least two blank pages. Two-color photographs that are recently taken within the last three months on a white background is required. Proof of visa application processing fee is required. Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the trip such as three months bank statements, payslips and proof of investments. If you are not paying for the trip you will need a letter from the person or institution sponsoring your trip and additional documents such as a copy of their passport and a bank statement proving they have sufficient funds. Proof of ties to Equatorial Guinea such as employment letter, proof of businesses or assets. Copy of provisional flight booking and travel itinerary (i.e. accommodation reservations). You may need to provide a medical history or proof of good health. Previous passports showing travel history. Minors (under 18) travelling alone will need a letter of authorization signed by both parents or legal guardians.  For minors travelling with one parent, a letter of authorization from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian is required.

Canada Tourist Visa Eligibility & Requirements

A tourist visa is issued to foreigners travelling to Canada for tourism purposes such as recreation, relaxation or holidays. Canada tourist visa application form that is completely filled and signed by the applicant. Bank or other financial statements to prove the applicant has enough funds for the trip to Canada. A travel itinerary if the applicant has already booked air tickets or just a description of what the applicant plan to do once in Canada. A Canada visa letter of invitation from the applicant’s family or friends if the applicant is visiting them. Proof of the relationship if the applicant will be visiting the family members. The immigration statuses of the applicant’s family or friends by submitting a copy of their Canadian residence permit. Bank statements or other financial statements of the applicant’s friends or family in Canada. A Declaration Letter from the applicant to the Government of Canada where the applicant explains why they should give the Tourist visa. Proof that your stay in Canada is temporary and that you will return to your home country once your visit is over, such as a lease, and property deed. Applicants are not required to work or study in Canada with a tourist visa. Court documents that prove the applicant have a clean criminal history in Equatorial Guinea. All the documents that you have that are in another language other than English or French should be translated.


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Canada Student Visa Eligibility & Requirements

A Canadian student visa is issued to foreigners visiting Canada for the purpose of studying in any Educational institute in Canada. A passport which validity that extends to cover the intended stay in Canada is required. Proof of Acceptance by a learning Institution by providing the acceptance letter from the university/institute the applicant is planning to attend. Proof that the applicant would have enough funds to pay the tuition fees as well as take care of living expended.  The Canadian Immigration deems a student would require at least Canadian $10,000 for every year of the stay.  Two passport-sized photographs, neutral facial expression, plain background as well as no headgear (unless for religious purposes). The size of the passport image should be at least 35 mm x 45 mm and be recent (not older than 6 months). Canadian Immigration requires international students from Equatorial Guinea to undergo a compulsory Immigration Medical Examination from empanelled doctors.  The panel physician will perform a complete medical exam and may refer you for chest x-rays and laboratory tests. Applicants are required to provide a copy of the English Language Proficiency Exam Scores such as TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT or IELTS. The applicant is required to submit an essay stating the purpose of the trip to Canada and why the applicant has chosen a particular institution. Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or certificates from schools the applicant attended is required. Letters from the court and police in Equatorial Guinea to prove that the applicant has a clean criminal record. A Letter from the applicant to the Government of Canada explaining why they should issue a student visa and study permit. If a minor is going to Canada to study and need a custodian that is not a parent of the minor, then you also need to submit a Custodian Declaration Form which states who the custodian of the child is and must be signed by the parents or legal guardians of the child. If your family members (spouse or common-law partner and minor children) are also accompanying you, you must also have the application forms ready for them and apply together as a family. All the documents must be translated into English or French and you must have certifications and proof that the translation is correct.

Canada Business Visa Eligibility & Requirements

A Canadian business visa is issued to foreigners travelling for business purposes such as signing business contracts, engaging in trade fairs and attending business meetings or conferences. Applicants are required to submit receipt showing proof of paid Canada visa fees. Proof of financial means by submitting bank statements for the last 6 months. Proof you will return to your home country once the Canadian visa expires. Applicants are required to provide valid identity card and Equatorial Guinea residence permit if the applicant is not a citizen of Equatorial Guinea. Applicants are required to provide a copy of a valid medical exam result showing that the applicant has no illness or disease that is contagious. A copy of the confirmed travel itinerary is required.  An invitation letter from the company you are visiting from the Company, workshop, conference, or trade show organizers in Canada is required. The invitation letter must clearly state the nature of the business to be carried out in Canada. Registration documents of the company you work for. A letter from your employer stating your job title, salary, and reason why you are visiting Canada. Registration documents from the Canadian company which has invited you to Canada. A Declaration Letter from you to the Government of Canada where you explain why they should give you a visa. All documents must be in English or in French and if they have been translated, you must provide a certification that the translation is correct.

Canada Visa Fees


Tourist visa

100.00 (CAD)

Student visa

100.00 (CAD)

Business visa

100.00 (CAD)

Canada Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Equatorial Guinea


There is currently no Embassy of Canada in Equatorial Guinea, therefore, applicants are advised to apply at the Embassy of Canada in Abuja, Nigeria.

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