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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by rainazoe: 12:42am On Mar 15
Your return date is very very tight but if you gave birth in Ontario, please see below:

1. Apply for baby's birth cert immediately via the Ontario 5 in 1 birth registration. Choose certificates 1 and 2 where you see the type of certificates. Apply for the SiN too. When done, Google the fax no of the office of the registration and write to them requesting that the BC be processed urgently. Attach your ticket as evidence.

2. Once you get the BCs (you will receive the short form cert first in the mail and the long form next or few days later) race to the nearest passport office and request an expedited passport. If they can process the next day delivery one, the better for you. Go with your ticket as proof of urgency. Have your husband on standby to go to the nearest Canadian embassy in Nigeria to sign if he isn't with you. I think for infant passport You have to pick it up at passport office when ready.

Also book baby's ticket to Naija.

3. Once Passport is available process naija Visa on arrival. PDF the following documents; baby's datapage, ticket and BC, both parents data page. Attach with an application letter requesting for the Visa on arrival and highlight your travel date and send to the email mentioned

Enter Twitter and tweet at the Nigeria immigration for more pressure. They say they usually respond 48hours to travel date with the approval letter. There are two letters. Make sure you print them.

PS I didnt pay online for the Visa and on getting to Nigeria they were like why didnt I pay online and story story. I begged sha before they sorted me out.

The major headache is the BC. Once you have that you will be okay.

Shilohzmum:
@hotstepper..goodevening ma'm...had my baby on Sunday afternoon to the glory of God.Please I need an agent who can help with processing her docs urgently. MY return is for the 31st of this month pls..I jst pray i meet up

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by drafrican: 2:20am On Mar 15
Good evening,
Pls am trying to figure out the new waiting period has anyone that applied in febuary recieved their
Responce or rather passport.

The time wait is getting too long.

Pls help out so i know if i can wait it out or withdraw my pali
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Hotstepper(f): 4:46am On Mar 15
Wen u applied for ur Registeration of Birth Certificate, did u put ur naija address or the address of where u stayed in Ontario?



rainazoe:
Your return date is very very tight but if you gave birth in Ontario, please see below:

1. Apply for baby's birth cert immediately via the Ontario 5 in 1 birth registration. Choose certificates 1 and 2 where you see the type of certificates. Apply for the SiN too. When done, Google the fax no of the office of the registration and write to them requesting that the BC be processed urgently. Attach your ticket as evidence.

2. Once you get the BCs (you will receive the short form cert first in the mail and the long form next or few days later) race to the nearest passport office and request an expedited passport. If they can process the next day delivery one, the better for you. Go with your ticket as proof of urgency. Have your husband on standby to go to the nearest Canadian embassy in Nigeria to sign if he isn't with you. I think for infant passport You have to pick it up at passport office when ready.

Also book baby's ticket to Naija.

3. Once Passport is available process naija Visa on arrival. PDF the following documents; baby's datapage, ticket and BC, both parents data page. Attach with an application letter requesting for the Visa on arrival and highlight your travel date and send to the email mentioned

Enter Twitter and tweet at the Nigeria immigration for more pressure. They say they usually respond 48hours to travel date with the approval letter. There are two letters. Make sure you print them.

PS I didnt pay online for the Visa and on getting to Nigeria they were like why didnt I pay online and story story. I begged sha before they sorted me out.

The major headache is the BC. Once you have that you will be okay.

Re: Giving Birth In Canada by dubajek: 1:00pm On Mar 15
please I collected my passport this morning and there is this slip inside it. I have checked my email no email from them except the one for my biometrics. Please does it mean I have been banned?

aye88:



Read the page before this. Someone dropped a link how you can reach them. Check @nonkala post

Re: Giving Birth In Canada by drafrican: 1:41pm On Mar 15
It doesn’t say you have been banned o
Check ur spam box and recheck you used the right email
Am sure they would have a no u can call
Pls when did you apply.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by dubajek: 1:42pm On Mar 15
please gurus in the house help out


dubajek:
please I collected my passport this morning and there is this slip inside it. I have checked my email no email from them except the one for my biometrics. Please does it mean I have been banned?

Re: Giving Birth In Canada by dubajek: 1:48pm On Mar 15
thanks for your response. I was expecting either visa or denial letter, only for me to see this slip which I feel is strange
have checked my email,No mail addressing that only my biometrics information.

drafrican:

It doesn’t say you have been banned o
Check ur spam box and recheck you used the right email
Am sure they would have a no u can call
Pls when did you apply.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by rainazoe: 5:31pm On Mar 15
Ontario address


Hotstepper:


Wen u applied for ur Registeration of Birth Certificate, did u put ur naija address or the address of where u stayed in Ontario?



Re: Giving Birth In Canada by rainazoe: 5:34pm On Mar 15
Ontario Address

Hotstepper:


Wen u applied for ur Registeration of Birth Certificate, did u put ur naija address or the address of where u stayed in Ontario?



Re: Giving Birth In Canada by drafrican: 6:17pm On Mar 15
dubajek:
thanks for your response. I was expecting either visa or denial letter, only for me to see this slip which I feel is strange
have checked my email,No mail addressing that only my biometrics information.

Pls what month did u apply around when
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Eyifunmi: 3:42am On Mar 16
drafrican:
Pls has anyone who applied in feb gotten their passports back yet to hear anything!
This is week 4 and its taking long to me
Thot it was 2 weeks
I applied for my mum online on February 22, biometrics done on February 26, Passport request sent March 15.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Eyifunmi: 3:43am On Mar 16
drafrican:
Good evening,
Pls am trying to figure out the new waiting period has anyone that applied in febuary recieved their
Responce or rather passport.

The time wait is getting too long.

Pls help out so i know if i can wait it out or withdraw my pali
I applied for my mum online on February 22, biometrics done on February 26, Passport request sent March 15.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by canadaman18: 3:50am On Mar 16
Applied for dad and had similar window to Eyifunmi. Applied late february , got PPR 2nd week march
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Sweetheart264: 6:57pm On Mar 16
Hello House,

Many thanks for your contributions thus far. I have read through the pages and I'm about to start my visa application process. My intention is to have my baby over there, I will definitely declare this in my application and do the entire process myself (no agent) online. Wish me luck! cheesy
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Hotstepper(f): 9:13pm On Mar 16
Good Luck. God will do it for you.


Sweetheart264:
Hello House,

Many thanks for your contributions thus far. I have read through the pages and I'm about to start my visa application process. My intention is to have my baby over there, I will definitely declare this in my application and do the entire process myself (no agent) online. Wish me luck! cheesy

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by jayfierce(m): 11:40pm On Mar 17
dubajek:
please I collected my passport this morning and there is this slip inside it. I have checked my email no email from them except the one for my biometrics. Please does it mean I have been banned?

From what I researched, the mail comes after some days. Seems majority of those who experienced this got a refusal. sad.

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by drafrican: 6:36am On Mar 18
Na wah o

Be like say canada too don cast o
I was hoping they wanted more documents but was wondering why dey returned d passport.

Men Brazil is d new destination but just wondering aint it a third world country too.

Buhari oooo

Maybe we should share application stories to help
Others applying have a better chance.ie was it for holiday,were u applying alone,did u have invite letter,purpose of travel ,travel history etc
Pls lets be kind to those that share ......we can all see d thread is quietly going mute ......
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by aye88: 7:28am On Mar 18
drafrican:
Na wah o

Be like say canada too don cast o
I was hoping they wanted more documents but was wondering why dey returned d passport.

Men Brazil is d new destination but just wondering aint it a third world country too.

Buhari oooo

Maybe we should share application stories to help
Others applying have a better chance.ie was it for holiday,were u applying alone,did u have invite letter,purpose of travel ,travel history etc
Pls lets be kind to those that share ......we can all see d thread is quietly going mute ......


Lol. It is well. It seems babies born in this era want to be nigerian born ooo.

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by MamaOO: 7:37am On Mar 18
drafrican:
Na wah o

Be like say canada too don cast o
I was hoping they wanted more documents but was wondering why dey returned d passport.

Men Brazil is d new destination but just wondering aint it a third world country too.

Buhari oooo

Maybe we should share application stories to help
Others applying have a better chance.ie was it for holiday,were u applying alone,did u have invite letter,purpose of travel ,travel history etc
Pls lets be kind to those that share ......we can all see d thread is quietly going mute ......

The bolded part.... Brazil is kinda a third world country. I said this the other day and one madam was offended. Smh.

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by dubajek: 7:54am On Mar 18
5th of last month

drafrican:

Pls what month did u apply around when
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Ajoke17: 12:13pm On Mar 18
Hi All,

Aside from @hajidel who gave an extensive update on his wife's experience in Montreal, is there any other person who has any info about birthing in Montreal? Hospital? Fees?, etc.

Thank you.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by BOmum: 6:29pm On Mar 18
Pls quick response needed- How do you sign your form when applying online.If i print after validating so i can sign, scan and attach, it gives me an error.. please someone should guide me pls
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by aye88: 8:29pm On Mar 18
BOmum:
Pls quick response needed- How do you sign your form when applying online.If i print after validating so i can sign, scan and attach, it gives me an error.. please someone should guide me pls
ì


You dont need to print it out. Just validate and submit. The signature part will come later
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by drafrican: 9:09pm On Mar 18
MamaOO:


The bolded part.... Brazil is kinda a third world country. I said this the other day and one madam was offended. Smh.

Lol on a lighter note went online to check d options d other countries are ........not IT

Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Freksy(m): 8:56pm On Mar 20
rcspy:
1 month ago, we had our beautiful daughter in Toronto, Canada. We give all our thanks to God Almighty and to the wonderful people on this platform who shared and continue to share free information everyday. We followed most of your recommendations and everything went well.

VISA APPLICATION
We had our first baby in the US but decided to try Canada this time. I applied for a tourist visa while I was already pregnant because I actually planned to go as a tourist. My husband insisted that it was necessary to use the visa for the actual purpose for which we applied for it which was tourism.

Our application was online — we provided the usual documents and under 3 weeks, I was called to drop-off my passport.

For the purpose of tourism, I did go for 1 week in September 2018. Because I was pregnant, they thought I was coming for childbirth, I had to clarify that I had come for tourism only.

I went again in November 2018, this time, it was for the purpose of childbirth.

POINT OF ENTRY
As soon as I mentioned to the officer that I was coming for the purpose of childbirth, they asked me to move to another room. I queued briefly before being interviewed. The interviewer was mean, and unkind, despite my efforts to be as honest as possible.
When I told her I was coming for childbirth, she said:
“This is exactly what Donald Trump is trying to stop in America and when we have elections next year, our new government will also stop this”.
I showed her evidence of my payment for my accommodation and hospital.
Her main problem is that I applied as a tourist and did not disclose I was pregnant.
I replied that I had already come as a tourist in September.

She asked me about my ties to Nigeria and I mentioned that my husband and my employment are in Nigeria.

After about an hour’s wait, she asked me to come forward and said “i’m letting you in on the condition that you leave on the EXACT DATE on your return ticket and also on the condition that this is the first and last baby you have in Canada.” She stapled a slip into my passport.

ACCOMMODATION/TRANSPORTATION
My sister-in-law lives in Toronto and was happy to take me around. Unfortunately, her place was too small so when my mum came, we moved into an Airbnb. My experience with Airbnb is that it is expensive and while some hosts are good, many of them are not really honest. If you have good family/friends with enough room, please stay with them, its better.

I bought a SIM card from Chatr Mobile. You can see their data and voice plans here: https://www.chatrwireless.com/web/chatr.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PlanBrowse
It is advisable you get one when you arrive because you will need to make calls for appointments and probably call Uber etc. Their plans are very expensive, unlike Nigeria where we pay N1000 for 1GB; To get 1GB for 1 month, you have to pay about N10,000 but it comes with unlimited calls within Canada. Please click the link for further details.
Best to walk into a store because the website does not accept Non-Canadian cards.

DELIVERY
Thanks to this platform, we found Humber River Hospital in Toronto.
They charge CAD2680 for mummy + CAD825 for baby for 24 hours/1 night. This fee applies for both vaginal and C-section. Once you check in, you can check out in the night of the next day. I checked in January 10 around 11am and checked out January 11, around 8pm.

There is only wifi on the ground floor so having a SIM card and data on your phone comes in handy at this point

We paid cash a month before baby came. You can also pay with your card but we preferred cash. We also paid CAD800 for the anaesthesia because I had a c-section. He had originally charged CAD1200 but I negotiated with him. I also paid cash and he mailed me a receipt. His name is Dr. Quint, and he is very good. Unfortunately, you can’t choose your own anaesthesist; it just depends on who’s on call on that day.

Same for pediatrician, it also depends on who is on call that day. We had Dr. Sally Kenway, who I paid cash to (CAD100) on the day after baby was born.

Now for the Dr., we found Dr. Ted Kosalka via this platform and chose him for 2 reasons:
1. He did not ask for a referral like all the other Drs. He simply asked that we bring my medical history/antenatal history from Nigeria. Which I got from the hospital I was doing my antenatal
2. His price was affordable —CAD2000 for both C-Section and Vaginal. But this is without appointments. I paid CAD120 for my appointment and CAD60 for every other appointment. Kindly note that Dr. Ted does not accept card payments. He will ONLY accept cash. So take enough cash from Nigeria. He will also accept USD if you can get a reliable conversion rate to show him.
I went at 28 weeks but saw Dr. Ted for the first time at 31 weeks. He said a lot of Nigerians call him.

5 days after baby, we went to see a pediatrician for her first wellness check. His name is Dr. Joseph Porepa. We paid $100. We were informed that subsequent checks are not really necessary if baby is healthy and well, but its your prerogative. We will commence her vaccinations in Nigeria because she has to take BCG first.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE & PASSPORT APPLICATION
On the day we checked out from the hospital, they provided all the information we need for the birth certificate application. The best place to do it is online and then they ship it to you once its ready. One common mistake people make and we also made is to forget to register the birth. Once you apply for the birth certificate, the confirmation page will prompt you to register the birth immediately. Please do both. It didn’t take take long (about 2 weeks tops). You can also phone this number if you need help: +14163258305

It costs CAD25.

Passport Application: The fastest way to do this is in the nearest Passport Canada Office. It’s faster and they tell you if you made any mistakes. Simply print the form and fill it. This is the link to download the form:
https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/ircc/migration/ircc/english/passport/forms/pdf/pptc155.pdf

One important thing you will need is a guarantor — this person must have a Canadian passport. Click the link and see pages 3-8 (sections A-L) for ALL the information that you need including prices (CAD57 for child and additional CAD20 if you want to pick up at their office). Processing time is standard 10 business days — it is guaranteed if you do everything right.

If the father of the child is not present in Canada, do not sign his part of the form, inform them at the Passport Canada Office and they will need the father to go to the Canadian Embassy in Nigeria to give his consent.

Nigerian Passport & Visa on Arrival

We decided to do Visa on arrival this time instead of Nigerian Passport. We got someone in immigration headquarters to help with the approval for Visa on Arrival which cost 30k. its this approval you will take to the airport for the baby.


Summary of Fees Paid.
Mummy CAD2680 — cash or card (we used GTB Naira Card)
Baby CAD825 — cash or card (we used GTB Naira Card)
Anaethesist (for C-section or those who opt for epidural) CAD800-CAD1200 (depending on who is on call) — cash only
Pediatrician CAD100 (also depending on who is on call)

For more information please read this entire thread from the first day, because that’s what helped us. Thank you all so much and God bless you.


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