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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by maternal: 12:18am On Jan 28, 2015
justwise:


He is not applying for student visa and he doesn't need that much in his account to be able to get visiting visa.


He obviously does because he's been rejected. Nobody wants a "visitor" from naija who'll now claim refugee and cost the government more money to process than the little hotel money he'll be spending. He's not the first "visitor" who doesn't plan on returning.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by greeners222(m): 12:52am On Jan 28, 2015
The guy said he has hotel reservation so he only wanted to visit Canada not a student....

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by maternal: 2:32am On Jan 28, 2015
greeners222:
The guy said he has hotel reservation so he only wanted to visit Canada not a student....

Hotel reservations can easily be cancelled online. How does that prove he'll most likely return ? When you go and ask for a visa ask yourself how can I prove to them I'll definitely return. A hotel reservation and a letter talking about what sites you'll be seeing doesn't mean you'll return especially when you're from a 3rd world country. The concept is not hard people.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Nobody: 3:50am On Jan 28, 2015
maternal:


Hotel reservations can easily be cancelled online. How does that prove he'll most likely return ? When you go and ask for a visa ask yourself how can I prove to them I'll definitely return. A hotel reservation and a letter talking about what sites you'll be seeing doesn't mean you'll return especially when you're from a 3rd world country. The concept is not hard people.

cool
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by gab4u: 6:28am On Jan 28, 2015
gab4u:



Hey bro thanks a million for this post

Pls can you give me a sample of a letter of introduction

I really don't know how a letter of intro should look like


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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by arixreal: 7:56am On Jan 28, 2015
Please can someone help me , how many days did Canada embassy use to treat visiting visa documents after doing biometric ?

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 9:46am On Jan 28, 2015
greeners222:
@Bostin, Do u work? Did you show any bank statement, any Income and home tie, Or all you showed was your Hotel reservation and where you was going, You need to answer this Questions so we can put you through.
Yes bro I show my personal Bank account with my co-sponsor Business account who is my uncle,he is a car dealer ,he gave me his original CAC certificate with previous Bill of Ladin of cars bought from America,he also stand as my employer.... I also got travel histories with 3yrs living in the UK and still got more than a year UK visa valid till date ,I had been to Belarus for 6days too. Am currently studying in National Open University of Nigeria and I included all prove of current registration and receipts. I also included my share certificates and personal investment and my landed property document ... Pls guy advice me on whta to do next.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 10:09am On Jan 28, 2015
greeners222:
@Bostin any travelling history on your passport, sorry for your refusal though, at least you know where to work on now. i am sure the house would contribute more on where you lapsed now. but u need an Invitation from someone or conference just like you said.. I think the hotel reservation more works for US Visa. Goodluck
yes bro I live in UK for more than 2yrs and still got more than a year UK valid visa now ,I had been to Belarus for 6days too.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 10:12am On Jan 28, 2015
arixreal:
Please can someone help me , how many days did Canada embassy use to treat visiting visa documents after doing biometric ?
mine took 9working days for visitors visa

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by akmusty(m): 11:56am On Jan 28, 2015
Morning my family, I'm aiming traveling to canada for my annual leave by June, I need a guide av a friend and business partner who reside in canada with with Permanent Resident permit and he has promise the letter of invitation. I want the experience pple in the house to guide me before I fill the form. Meanwhile I was intending traveling to Dubai for the break before deciding for Canada as I know it will expose me better my leave is to be 30 days and I'm not intending to stay longer.Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by greeners222(m): 1:43pm On Jan 28, 2015
@Bostin I think what you need to show it's a genuine reason of why you actually wanted to visit Canada. I would suggest you try and get someone to send you an invitation if that could help you. It seems they thought you don't have a genuine reason enough.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 1:54pm On Jan 28, 2015
greeners222:
@Bostin I think what you need to show it's a genuine reason of why you actually wanted to visit Canada. I would suggest you try and get someone to send you an invitation if that could help you. It seems they thought you don't have a genuine reason enough.
Thanks bro for the great advice ,am already working on getting invitation from an old friend in Canada. Please how soon can I reapply that it won't look desperate?though the said I can reaply if my story change or have new documents to summit. Do I need any letter of explanations to back the new invitation letter..
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by greeners222(m): 1:58pm On Jan 28, 2015
I will suggest one thing, don't rush and take your time especially this time around. I want you to target a festive season like coming easter and shot on that. If that made sense.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 2:04pm On Jan 28, 2015
greeners222:
I will suggest one thing, don't rush and take your time especially this time around. I want you to target a festive season like coming easter and shot on that. If that made sense.
Lot of thanks Boss! I will do just as u said ...
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by evergreeny2k: 5:21pm On Jan 28, 2015
Good afternoon peeps pls I'll be flying by Emirates in few days time pls will I be needing a transit visa since my flight itinerary makes a stop over in Chicago??
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by tariy: 9:00pm On Jan 28, 2015
Bostin:
mine took 9working days for visitors visa
@bostin pls what's your email addy and what docs did you submit also did you do medical for visiting visa....
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by tariy: 9:07pm On Jan 28, 2015
Bostin:
mine took 9working days for visitors visa
@Bostin did you apply through paper route or online route...
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by tee12345(m): 9:45pm On Jan 28, 2015
Bostin:
Thanks bro for the great advice ,am already working on getting invitation from an old friend in Canada. Please how soon can I reapply that it won't look desperate?though the said I can reaply if my story change or have new documents to summit. Do I need any letter of explanations to back the new invitation letter..

What are your ties to Nigeria? Are you married? Do you have kids? Do you have a job with good and fat pay? Do you have properties in your name? Are you involved in any notable community or social activity that requires your presence all year round?

If your application does not convince the VO you will leave Canada, don't waste your time.

You have demonstrated through your application that you can't take care of the expenses you will incure. Don't risk a 2nd application until you have a very good reason to visit.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 10:46pm On Jan 28, 2015
tariy:
@Bostin did you apply through paper route or online route...
paper route
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by lalavita: 11:58pm On Jan 28, 2015
Yes you def need one if you are Nigerian (except you already have a US B1/B2 visa)
Either apply via the US embassy/consulate or cancel your ticket and get one that doesnt stop in the USA.

evergreeny2k:
Good afternoon peeps pls I'll be flying by Emirates in few days time pls will I be needing a transit visa since my flight itinerary makes a stop over in Chicago??

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by otosa(m): 1:35am On Jan 29, 2015
greeners222:
@Bostin, Do u work? Did you show any bank statement, any Income and home tie, Or all you showed was your Hotel reservation and where you was going, You need to answer this Questions so we can put you through.
Is it current account or savings account?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by akmusty(m): 5:35am On Jan 29, 2015
PLEASE Somebody to guide me hia.
Planning traveling for the first time, have work with monthly salary of 80k and run auto deal with a friend in Canada with about 6 bill of lading in my name, the friend promise letter of invitation, want to travel for my annual leave which is 21 working days. Am married with a kid. Please kindly attend to this. Want to know how to get through as I don't want my application to be rejected
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by maternal: 3:23pm On Jan 29, 2015
All of a sudden it just got harder to get a CDN visa from naija. Good luck my people.


http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/nigerian-man-charged-with-passing-counterfeit-u-s-bills-in-ottawa
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by greeners222(m): 5:03pm On Jan 29, 2015
And so.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by tariy: 8:24pm On Jan 29, 2015
Hello house pls is medical required for canadian visit visa.....
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by gab4u: 10:40pm On Jan 29, 2015
tariy:
Hello house pls is medical required for canadian visit visa.....

No
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by tariy: 11:12pm On Jan 29, 2015
gab4u:


No
Oh ok thanks @ gab4u.... I intend puttin an application soon
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Dextra(f): 1:23pm On Jan 30, 2015
akmusty:
Morning my family, I'm aiming traveling to canada for my annual leave by June, I need a guide av a friend and business partner who reside in canada with with Permanent Resident permit and he has promise the letter of invitation. I want the experience pple in the house to guide me before I fill the form. Meanwhile I was intending traveling to Dubai for the break before deciding for Canada as I know it will expose me better my leave is to be 30 days and I'm not intending to stay longer.Thanks


The most important thing is to prove to the Visa Officer beyond doubt that you will return. Believe me, they are smart and know all the tricks people use. Have your friend send you a detailed invitation letter, he/she can also improve your chances of getting a visa if he/she includes their statement of account balance and guarantee that you will return to Nigeria after your visit. Also, have your company write a letter to the VO with details about your job position, and accrued annual leave and when you are expected back.

If we all start respecting other people's rules getting visa into that country will not be difficult. I will always return after my visit and I NEVER work while in Canada, NEVER, because the law says "I cannot work without a permit". It's not like I am rich or something...No, I just violate rules even when in Nigeria, I don't violate them.
If you have all these details, your chances of getting the visa will be higher. VO is more interested to know that you will leave their country after your visa than the amount of money you have. They want you to bring money and spend in their country but leave after you are done...

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by bubsykay: 3:31pm On Jan 30, 2015
@ justwise: Bostin and all other Gurus in the house. I'm a Phd student studying abroad with travelling experience to Germany,
2 Uk visas and Italy all as a presenter for academic conferences with certificates and 1 best paper award in Manchester and academic publication

I have 2 Surveys (red copy) of lands in my name and an written affidavit of a co director for my brother's business. I want to apply for Canadian visiting visa to stay for only 7 days which the purpose is for an academic conference (4 days conference) and I will be presenting as well. Like how much will be enough for the SOA for a week trip because I'm intending to show a fixed deposit of about 2m in my name and maybe 2k usd in my foreign bank acct. Also what other document is necessary for my application? thank you response.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by lalavita: 10:33am On Jan 31, 2015
Hello Bostin,

While I am not a Canada VO, can just give my perspective based on personal experience.

As you said "Purpose of Visit" was ticked as your reason for refusal. Based on what you said you submitted, my understanding is that the VO did not believe you were genuinely going to Canada for a vacation as you claimed.

One major red flag is having a co-sponsor for a vacation, especially when the co-sponsor is not your husband or wife. Or in the situation if you were a young student, perhaps a mother or father.

Legitimately, as an adult, if you are truly venturing on a vacation, you should be able to afford it.

If you plan on applying again, you should ensure you have enough funds to sponsor yourself on this vacation. For a Canada visitor's visa, they are really BIG on home ties and finances - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-who.asp

Right now, it seems as though your previous app was weak on both. e.g Using a co-sponsor for finances and also your present activity being an Open University course. The VOs know what Open University is. It is very different from if you were enrolled full-time in a traditional university for a Masters or PhD course.

Address these loopholes and refire. Good luck.



Bostin:
Yes bro I show my personal Bank account with my co-sponsor Business account who is my uncle,he is a car dealer ,he gave me his original CAC certificate with previous Bill of Ladin of cars bought from America,he also stand as my employer.... I also got travel histories with 3yrs living in the UK and still got more than a year UK visa valid till date ,I had been to Belarus for 6days too. Am currently studying in National Open University of Nigeria and I included all prove of current registration and receipts. I also included my share certificates and personal investment and my landed property document ... Pls guy advice me on whta to do next.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by lalavita: 10:53am On Jan 31, 2015
Based on what you have said, it looks promising. These Canadian VOs are so meticulous so you have to take time to complete your app and provide all necessary documents which illustrate home ties, purpose of visit and financial capability.

- Completed Canada visa forms
- Letter of Invitation from Conference organizers clearly stating that they are legitimate org in Canada, that they have invited you for the conference, stating what you will be doing at the conference, outlining if they are covering your costs etc....
- Letter from your uni confirming that you are a current student
- Photocopy of current uni ID card
- 6 months bank statement (there is no minimum amount but if you are sponsoring your trip, you should clearly be able to afford it)
- If you are studying abroad, copy of study permit or visa of the country you are based
- Hotel booking for your stay in Canada (dont pay o, just reserve)
- Photocopy of all previous visas - Germany, UK etc...
- Letter of Intro - VERY IMPORTANT. A concise letter to the embassy introducing yourself (current role - student, background etc...), why you are going to Canada, why this trip is relevant to your academic/career future, why you will come back etc...

Additional Docs
Yes the docs you mentioned will be useful to show home ties but also do not overdo it so you do not unnecessarily complicate your app. e,g I do not think the co-director affidavit is relevant to this case but it is your choice.
These seem to help
- Land Surveys in your name (shows investments in Nigeria and home ties)
- Best paper award in manchester etc... (reinforces purpose of visit)
- additional bank accounts - the fixed deposit (but when is it maturing? will you have access to the funds for your trip?) and foreign currency account (hope you also have money in your other accounts as stated above because only 2k dollars cannot cover the cost of your trip).



bubsykay:
@ justwise: Bostin and all other Gurus in the house. I'm a Phd student studying abroad with travelling experience to Germany,
2 Uk visas and Italy all as a presenter for academic conferences with certificates and 1 best paper award in Manchester and academic publication

I have 2 Surveys (red copy) of lands in my name and an written affidavit of a co director for my brother's business. I want to apply for Canadian visiting visa to stay for only 7 days which the purpose is for an academic conference (4 days conference) and I will be presenting as well. Like how much will be enough for the SOA for a week trip because I'm intending to show a fixed deposit of about 2m in my name and maybe 2k usd in my foreign bank acct. Also what other document is necessary for my application? thank you response.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 12:39pm On Jan 31, 2015
lalavita:
Hello Bostin,

While I am not a Canada VO, can just give my perspective based on personal experience.

As you said "Purpose of Visit" was ticked as your reason for refusal. Based on what you said you submitted, my understanding is that the VO did not believe you were genuinely going to Canada for a vacation as you claimed.

One major red flag is having a co-sponsor for a vacation, especially when the co-sponsor is not your husband or wife. Or in the situation if you were a young student, perhaps a mother or father.

Legitimately, as an adult, if you are truly venturing on a vacation, you should be able to afford it.

If you plan on applying again, you should ensure you have enough funds to sponsor yourself on this vacation. For a Canada visitor's visa, they are really BIG on home ties and finances - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-who.asp

Right now, it seems as though your previous app was weak on both. e.g Using a co-sponsor for finances and also your present activity being an Open University course. The VOs know what Open University is. It is very different from if you were enrolled full-time in a traditional university for a Masters or PhD course.

Address these loopholes and refire. Good luck.



hmm! Great one Pro. I think you said it all. How soon do you think I can refire, do I have to make an Explanation letter to distinguished between my first application and the new one as I will be invited by a friend now. An idea of the letter pls .

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