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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Id20noble(m): 10:51pm On Nov 26
Id20noble:
Please house,
I am doing a family trv application...what comrades out there...is it a must I need to print family info form and online representative form and have them signed and scan them and upload them back...please I need your guidance on this fellow Nairalanders
Please I need your response...from comrades that have been successful with their online applications... Am I to print those docs to sign and upload them back..forms like family info form and family online rep forms?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by bigcil2(m): 5:03pm On Nov 27
bigcil2:
Hello Guys , thanks for your prompt response. It has gone a long way. I'm about to submit my application and I have a few questions abeg no vex I ask a lot of questions just to be clear.
Basics
I'm applying for visiting (tourist)
- My account balance is less than 200k but I placed $1500Cad on my expenses for a week. I believe this is outside hotel reservation and flight.
- On the IMM5257E form there's a column for 'UCI' what do I write there.
- Under purpose of travel what do I submit. From what I've seen it states flight ticket, travel itinerary. How do I go about this? Will it be in form of a letter? Can I book a hotel? Can I book a flight? I plan visiting Niagara Falls (Toronto) and war museum at Ottawa, casa loma , ripleys aquarium. must the hotel I book close to it, if yes how close. Cos apart from Niagara falls , the other sites are close to each other.
- How do I write a letter of explanation.
I had to mention your posts please don't be vexed. Thank you very much.



@justwise your help pls
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by SamReinvented: 2:18am On Nov 28
Miracle270:
Pls house, I want you to help with your advice.
I am a branch pastor of a register ministry in Nigeria.
A member of my church plans to sponsor me and my wife and two kids for a five days tourist to canada. He has a registered oil company, he will print the company's statement of account with the minimum of 50m balance with a letter backing it up from him as the one financing the trip.
I will be summit my pastoral i d card, itenary, marriage certificate, kids birth certificate, letter from kids school, land properties documents, self introduction letter, church recommendation letter, hotel reservation.
Pls do I stand a chance and what other documents do I need to summit, pls kindly advice me

This church member must be filthy rich, to want to sponsor your family travel to both Canada and South Africa.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Goldenegg: 7:01am On Nov 28
ladylco:


Bless you too, hope you have submitted your passport and it's returned back? What duration where you granted? May parents got till the validity of there passports 4 yrs and 2yrs respectively.

Yes o. I submitted on 20th November and I collected my passport on 23rd November. Visa was issued and valid till when my passport expires in 2020. To God be the glory. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by sleekier(m): 7:26am On Nov 28
Helloo house, justwise and everybody.
My journey for this TRV Application began when I started asking little little questions abt d application procedure.

As time goes on, I realized my questions were not being properly attended to by the experience guys around... Unlike in d early pages of this thread.

Eventually, I gathered all d necessary info, I applied online (family application for 4 : my wife, I, my little baby and my sister inlaw ) on 17th Nov.

But a lot went wrong.

Biometrics on d same day

Got denial msg this morning.
Reasons : Purpose of visit, current employment situation and personal assets and financial status.

Purpose of visit.. My brother in law invited us all for his daughter's birthday. D last time they all saw him was in 2012 when he came to get married.

Current employment : I earn 260k. My wife earn 275k,( we both av close to 2.5m each). My sister in law has a block making industry with a fat income and abt 4 million in her account. Although she only paid abt 15k tax diz yr.

Personal asset: I av a car but didn't attach d document. I attached a land survey document in our names (Mr and Mrs Lagbaja)
My sister in law attached her own too.

Now, how cud they av denied us?


The only mistake I made was dat when we wanted to upload the proof of means of financial, all the employment details, statement of account etc d file was abt 15mb.
I eventually compressed it to 3mb but unknowingly to me, it was abnormally compressed and not clear.

Can this be the reason?

Or is it because when I was applying, under how much is available for travel... I put 10,000 CAD, My wife filled 10,000 CAD too and my in law put 15,000CAD.

Or is it true I dnt really have tie or do they think I want to do a family run away?
Or because of no travel history? Although, it wasn't mentioned.

I ve been trying to pin point where things went wrong.

Thinking of appealing, reapplying very soon or leave everything behind.

House pls come to my rescue dis time around unlike b4...

Multiple ideas will be welcomed.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by overlord77: 9:01am On Nov 28
Id20noble:

Please I need your response...from comrades that have been successful with their online applications... Am I to print those docs to sign and upload them back..forms like family info form and family online rep forms?

The only form I printed and had my wife sign, was the use of representative. All other, where digitally signed with my full name.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Jawa: 11:55am On Nov 28
Menakay:

The matter weak me ooo, dem go dey say there are processing it accordingly in order they were received mean while people wey submit 2 weeks ago don get reply.

Hi menakay, as we have discussed over and over on this forum about timings, all applications are on first come basis. however, if any verification gets your file stuck, it will take longer. Also, know that the processing time you judge your application with is the one displayed at the time of your submission. Relax, a response will meet you soon. Best of luck
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Jawa: 12:20pm On Nov 28
bigcil2:
Hello Guys , thanks for your prompt response. It has gone a long way. I'm about to submit my application and I have a few questions abeg no vex I ask a lot of questions just to be clear.
Basics
I'm applying for visiting (tourist)
- My account balance is less than 200k but I placed $1500Cad on my expenses for a week. I believe this is outside hotel reservation and flight.
- On the IMM5257E form there's a column for 'UCI' what do I write there.
- Under purpose of travel what do I submit. From what I've seen it states flight ticket, travel itinerary. How do I go about this? Will it be in form of a letter? Can I book a hotel? Can I book a flight? I plan visiting Niagara Falls (Toronto) and war museum at Ottawa, casa loma , ripleys aquarium. must the hotel I book close to it, if yes how close. Cos apart from Niagara falls , the other sites are close to each other.
- How do I write a letter of explanation.
I had to mention your posts please don't be vexed. Thank you very much.




Hi bigcil2, I see you shunned someone who raised a concern about the money you have as balance. A VO may be worried too. You have a business account with a lot of money but this is a business account, the VO will not want you to spend Business money on a leisure trip. Now you have 200k as savings. This is different if you had say a salary account and then transfer money out when salary is paid into a savings account or if you have a business account and pay yourself salary. If you do not separate your money carefully to make it clear to the VO, no matter how much millions you may have, a denial might be imminent on funding grounds.
In my opinion and to answer your questions to the best of my knowledge;
The budget of your trip should be in your saved money. 1500CAD is obviously too much for someone that has 200k Naira. Include flight and hotel in your entire budget for the trip and itemize what each Money is for.
If you have never applied to CIC(now IRCC) before, you do not have a UCI and shouldn’t fill any. If you have applied(approved or denied) you need to track your old application and retrieve the UCI from there. If your old application was approved, the UCI is on the bottom right corner, usually 8 digits.
On purpose, get a flight reservation to your destination in Canada but do not pay. You can use any airline website for this. Go to Booking.com or Airbnb for a hotel reservation that cancels free and make sure it’s payment on arrival. Do not pay for anything until a sticker is affixed to your passport.
As for the sites to visit, make the VO understand you know what you’re doing and the cost implications. You mentioned that apart from Niagara Falls, the others are together which is false. Niagara Falls is not even anywhere near Toronto. It’s over an hour drive away and will cost money to get to. Ottawa is a completely different city and over an hour flight from Toronto and will set you back at least 150CAD one way. For the aquarium and some sites, there may be entry fees. Have you budgeted for these?
A letter of explanation is, at least how I write mine, a detailed yet short letter (not more than 2 pages) written to a VO by an applicant to explicitly address the concerns a VO may have when considering the application. Make use of this letter. It can be very helpful and please don’t make it boring and don’t beg. State facts with documents to back it up.
Always remember that the onus is on you to convince a VO. Best of luck

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Jawa: 1:02pm On Nov 28
sleekier:
Helloo house, justwise and everybody.
My journey for this TRV Application began when I started asking little little questions abt d application procedure.

As time goes on, I realized my questions were not being properly attended to by the experience guys around... Unlike in d early pages of this thread.

Eventually, I gathered all d necessary info, I applied online (family application for 4 : my wife, I, my little baby and my sister inlaw ) on 17th Nov.

But a lot went wrong.

Biometrics on d same day

Got denial msg this morning.
Reasons : Purpose of visit, current employment situation and personal assets and financial status.

Purpose of visit.. My brother in law invited us all for his daughter's birthday. D last time they all saw him was in 2012 when he came to get married.

Current employment : I am a medical Dr. I earn 260k. My wife earn 275k,( we both av close to 2.5m each). My sister in law has a block making industry with a fat income and abt 4 million in her account. Although she only paid abt 15k tax diz yr.

Personal asset: I av a car but didn't attach d document. I attached a land survey document in our names (Mr and Mrs Lagbaja)
My sister in law attached her own too.

Now, how cud they av denied us?


The only mistake I made was dat when we wanted to upload the proof of means of financial, all the employment details, statement of account etc d file was abt 15mb.
I eventually compressed it to 3mb but unknowingly to me, it was abnormally compressed to black and white.

Can this be the reason?

Or is it because when I was applying, under how much is available for travel... I put 10,000 CAD, My wife filled 10,000 CAD too and my in law put 15,000CAD.

Or is it true I dnt really have tie or do they think I want to do a family run away?
Or because of no travel history? Although, it wasn't mentioned.

I ve been trying to pin point where things went wrong.

Thinking of appealing, reapplying very soon or leave everything behind.

House pls come to my rescue dis time around unlike b4...

Multiple ideas will be welcomed.


Dear sleekier, sorry for your refusal. You have to apply for your GCMS to understand this refusal in full and from the VO’s perspective. However, in my opinion, I suspect some errors.
Firstly, as I have always advised, whenever an application is for an entire family, the burden is greater on the applicants and the application has to be more detailed and rooted.
Secondly, you earn decent money. Noted. And ,between you and your wife, 5m naira. But the money you have available for this trip( which may be interpreted as the budget for the trip) was 20000CAD for you two which is more than 5m naira but what will raise a VOs concern is why you are budgeting your entire savings for this trip. Did you use the letter of explanation to clarify that this was not your intention? Because, it somewhat seems like you were planning to not return.

If you decide to reapply sometime, make your nuclear family application. Make sure your proof of funds is very legible and Itemize your money properly. You and your wife can afford a holiday trip with your child to Canada it just has to be carefully presented to a VO and make sense. Also make sure your documents are legit and no previous denials on an issue that hasn’t been addressed. Again, travel history has no play in this refusal as new travelers get visas daily and the VO didn’t even bother to tick it. It was mostly about funding which you have but did not itemize carefully leading the VO to think otherwise. Your GCMS notes will clarify this refusal. Best of luck

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by blank(f): 3:15pm On Nov 28
Miracle270:
Pls house, I want you to help with your advice.
I am a branch pastor of a register ministry in Nigeria.
A member of my church plans to sponsor me and my wife and two kids for a five days tourist to canada. He has a registered oil company, he will print the company's statement of account with the minimum of 50m balance with a letter backing it up from him as the one financing the trip.
I will be summit my pastoral i d card, itenary, marriage certificate, kids birth certificate, letter from kids school, land properties documents, self introduction letter, church recommendation letter, hotel reservation.
Pls do I stand a chance and what other documents do I need to summit, pls kindly advice me

You can try to apply to the UK on a Minister of the Justice visa (pastor visa). You need a registered church (charity in the UK) to invite you and give you a job.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by sleekier(m): 7:22pm On Nov 28
Jawa:


Dear sleekier, sorry for your refusal. You have to apply for your GCMS to understand this refusal in full and from the VO’s perspective. However, in my opinion, I suspect some errors.
Firstly, as I have always advised, whenever an application is for an entire family, the burden is greater on the applicants and the application has to be more detailed and rooted.
Secondly, you earn decent money. Noted. And ,between you and your wife, 5m naira. But the money you have available for this trip( which may be interpreted as the budget for the trip) was 20000CAD for you two which is more than 5m naira but what will raise a VOs concern is why you are budgeting your entire savings for this trip. Did you use the letter of explanation to clarify that this was not your intention? Because, it somewhat seems like you were planning to not return.

If you decide to reapply sometime, make your nuclear family application. Make sure your proof of funds is very legible and Itemize your money properly. You and your wife can afford a holiday trip with your child to Canada it just has to be carefully presented to a VO and make sense. Also make sure your documents are legit and no previous denials on an issue that hasn’t been addressed. Again, travel history has no play in this refusal as new travelers get visas daily and the VO didn’t even bother to tick it. It was mostly about funding which you have but did not itemize carefully leading the VO to think otherwise. Your GCMS notes will clarify this refusal. Best of luck

I really appreciate diz eye opening, in fact, may God bless u.
How do I apply for my GCMS?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Id20noble(m): 8:34pm On Nov 28
overlord77:


The only form I printed and had my wife sign, was the use of representative. All other, where digitally signed with my full name.
Thanks a million bro
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by solveabode: 8:43pm On Nov 28
good day all. I need the gurus in the house to help review my refusal.

online application submitted on Nov 18.
biometric done on Nov 21
Purpose of visit is tourism
travel history: SA, Malaysia n Myanmar
final decision on Nov 28.

Reasons for refusal are based on purpose of visit and travel history. kindly find attached the copy of the refusal letter

pls I need your comments and advise especially @Justwise, Jawa, overlord, ladylco
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Id20noble(m): 8:43pm On Nov 28
overlord77:


The only form I printed and had my wife sign, was the use of representative. All other, where digitally signed with my full name.
....
Thanks bro....So all others (other than the Online Representative form) will be digitally signed after uploading all the entire doc..Thanks once again bro
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by x2lambo(m): 11:03pm On Nov 28
Hi guys ... unfortunately I got my refuser today ... reasons I’m not certisfied that you have sufficient income or asset to carry on your stated purpose to visit Canada . I

I’m not satisfied you will leave Canada base on your travel history .

You re welcome to reapply if you feels you can respond to this concerns and can demonstrate that your situation meets the requirements

Please house will it be okay if I reapply by the way my documents are not returned ? Could it be a mistake please someone should help
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by solveabode: 11:21pm On Nov 28
x2lambo:
Hi guys ... unfortunately I got my refuser today ... reasons I’m not certisfied that you have sufficient income or asset to carry on your stated purpose to visit Canada . I

I’m not satisfied you will leave Canada base on your travel history .

You re welcome to reapply if you feels you can respond to this concerns and can demonstrate that your situation meets the requirements

Please house will it be okay if I reapply by the way my documents are not returned ? Could it be a mistake please someone should help

it seems all the responses that came today were refused. my refusal reason was similar to yours.
is it their UK branch that attended to your application too?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by x2lambo(m): 11:25pm On Nov 28
solveabode:


it seems all the responses that came today were refused. my refusal reason was similar to yours.
is it their UK branch that attended to your application too?
Nope Lagos
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Siga: 1:11am On Nov 29
This baffles me....there are applications from June ..no response while November applicants are getting response .... which one be this
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by bigcil2(m): 2:38am On Nov 29
Jawa:


Hi bigcil2, I see you shunned someone who raised a concern about the money you have as balance. A VO may be worried too. You have a business account with a lot of money but this is a business account, the VO will not want you to spend Business money on a leisure trip. Now you have 200k as savings. This is different if you had say a salary account and then transfer money out when salary is paid into a savings account or if you have a business account and pay yourself salary. If you do not separate your money carefully to make it clear to the VO, no matter how much millions you may have, a denial might be imminent on funding grounds.
In my opinion and to answer your questions to the best of my knowledge;
The budget of your trip should be in your saved money. 1500CAD is obviously too much for someone that has 200k Naira. Include flight and hotel in your entire budget for the trip and itemize what each Money is for.
If you have never applied to CIC(now IRCC) before, you do not have a UCI and shouldn’t fill any. If you have applied(approved or denied) you need to track your old application and retrieve the UCI from there. If your old application was approved, the UCI is on the bottom right corner, usually 8 digits.
On purpose, get a flight reservation to your destination in Canada but do not pay. You can use any airline website for this. Go to Booking.com or Airbnb for a hotel reservation that cancels free and make sure it’s payment on arrival. Do not pay for anything until a sticker is affixed to your passport.
As for the sites to visit, make the VO understand you know what you’re doing and the cost implications. You mentioned that apart from Niagara Falls, the others are together which is false. Niagara Falls is not even anywhere near Toronto. It’s over an hour drive away and will cost money to get to. Ottawa is a completely different city and over an hour flight from Toronto and will set you back at least 150CAD one way. For the aquarium and some sites, there may be entry fees. Have you budgeted for these?
A letter of explanation is, at least how I write mine, a detailed yet short letter (not more than 2 pages) written to a VO by an applicant to explicitly address the concerns a VO may have when considering the application. Make use of this letter. It can be very helpful and please don’t make it boring and don’t beg. State facts with documents to back it up.
Always remember that the onus is on you to convince a VO. Best of luck

Thank you for your detailed explanation. From what you’ve said does it mean I must have my budgeted amount for my trip available? Because I thought that my account statement is needed to show that I can afford my trip. Also if I have that amount as a balance in my account, am I not allowed to spend it before my visa is issued? Why’d they ask for a 4 month statement ? Sincerely I’m confused
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by bigcil2(m): 2:45am On Nov 29
Adeneyagrofeeds:


Kai. 200k account statement? 1500 dollar for a week? While visiting those places. Pls plan it very well bros. I hope you plan this vacation against the coming easter period sha.
I meant I’ve a +ve balance of that but my acct for 4 months carried over 7m. I’m into business don’t have cash free most have been tied down
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Menakay(m): 4:04am On Nov 29
Siga:
This baffles me....there are applications from June ..no response while November applicants are getting response .... which one be this
The matter weak me oo, I did one application online since June 16th and up till now, no response.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by solveabode: 5:45am On Nov 29
solveabode:
good day all. I need the gurus in the house to help review my refusal.

online application submitted on Nov 18.
biometric done on Nov 21
Purpose of visit is tourism
travel history: SA, Malaysia n Myanmar
final decision on Nov 28.

Reasons for refusal are based on purpose of visit and travel history. kindly find attached the copy of the refusal letter

pls I need your comments and advise especially @Justwise, Jawa, overlord, ladylco
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by ladylco: 4:58pm On Dec 02
Id20noble:

Please I need your response...from comrades that have been successful with their online applications... Am I to print those docs to sign and upload them back..forms like family info form and family online rep forms?

No you complete all online, it's only your supporting Documents you scan and upload
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by paparazzi1987(m): 6:38pm On Dec 03
solveabode:
good day all. I need the gurus in the house to help review my refusal.

online application submitted on Nov 18.
biometric done on Nov 21
Purpose of visit is tourism
travel history: SA, Malaysia n Myanmar
final decision on Nov 28.

Reasons for refusal are based on purpose of visit and travel history. kindly find attached the copy of the refusal letter

pls I need your comments and advise especially @Justwise, Jawa, overlord, ladylco

Please can you share list of your submited document.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by bbclue(f): 10:50am On Dec 04
Good morning to the house

Please have apply for student visa was rejected once and am hoping to apply for visiting visa in febuary for Easter break please is there going to be any effect in my applications since going for visiting now
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by OmoBendel24: 11:02am On Dec 04
bbclue:
Good morning to the house

Please have apply for student visa was rejected once and am hoping to apply for visiting visa in febuary for xmas break please is there going to be any effect in my applications since going for visiting now

For Xmas break? Xmas 2018?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by CTAYLOR: 11:17am On Dec 04
I have about 1m naira and I want to relocate to Canada for greener pasture... Someone should please guide me on visa processing, as I have nobody as a sponsor or anybody in UK to accommodate me... Please help a brother because I'm so tired of Nigeria...
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by bbclue(f): 11:25am On Dec 04
OmoBendel24:


For Xmas break? Xmas 2018?

Nop Easter break
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by bbclue(f): 3:29pm On Dec 04
Please my Agent asked me to bring 400k for him to help me do visiting package
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Siga: 4:05pm On Dec 04
bbclue:
Please my Agent asked me to bring 400k for him to help me do visiting package
.. Please dont ... U can do all urself...
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by coldsummer: 5:03pm On Dec 04
Goldenegg:


My lovely nairalanders, please help me thank Almighty God o�. I was given the Canada visitor visa, valid till 2020 when my passport will expire,. I collected my passport on November 23rd. I submitted the passport at the visa application centre on 20th November after I received passport request on 19th November through online route. To God be the glory �, Praise God!


Pleaae how long does it from application to passport request.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Goldenegg: 5:29pm On Dec 04
coldsummer:



Pleaae how long does it from application to passport request.

I submitted my application online on 10th October, did biometrics on the 11th October, got passport request on 19th November, submitted my passport on 20th November and collected my visa/passport on 23rd November 2017.

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