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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by jhoci(f): 6:52pm On Jan 23
Congratulations on your mum's visa approval. Please what did you do differently from the previous application? I'm also in the process of applying for my parents, though the invitation is coming from my brother in Canada.

mimimum:
To God be the glory. My mum's TRV application was approved on Friday. I took the risk and reapplied online immediately and submitted more detailed documentation (letter of clarification for the refusal, purpose of travel, letter of invitation, updated bank statements, budget breakdown) this time. I resubmitted some old docs I used before. With God, it turned out well and in less than a month 21st Dec to 18th January (despite the holidays in between), we received passport request. Thanks for the advises. Please don't give up after a refusal. Try and be detailed as possible the first time and hope for the best.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by mimimum: 8:23pm On Jan 23
I used the 5k budget as you advised. I did full sponsorship myself this time.
OmoBendel24:


Wow! Congrats to her, and to you too of course. Glad your persistence and resilience paid off, worth it.... What budget did you now finally use and was it individual or combined sponsorship this time? Congrats once more.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by jj17cv(m): 8:57pm On Jan 23
@mimimum
That means you reduce the budget from 10k to 5k Congratulation good job @OmoBendel24
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by mimimum: 9:14pm On Jan 23
Quite a number of things. I wrote a detailed letter of clarification to address the refusal. I did another detailed letter of invitation which stated that I will be fully responsible for her expenses. Then a purpose of travel letter from my mum that emphasized her family and job ties. I submitted updated bank statements and a flight ticket this time. I even added my siblings birth certificates to show ties and all that. Basically, I was more detailed this time. I omitted a lot of things in the previous application, so I guess being detailed and favoured by God came to play the second time. We have already landed, so she'll come in when the baby is due.
jhoci:
Congratulations on your mum's visa approval. Please what did you do differently from the previous application? I'm also in the process of applying for my parents, though the invitation is coming from my brother in Canada.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by emeify: 9:57pm On Jan 23
I think you should have ordered your GCMS note to know the exact reasons for refusal. What is written on d letter us usually just generic reasons. If u cant wait for the GCMS then apply again but I dont think you should write childbirth. Do u hold a current US visa? That could help too.
goldee29:
Good day @OmoBendel24,

i need some clarification on my husband and i TRV application which was denied despite submitting all necessary docs in my view. my question is can i reapply immediately alone or along with my Mom as my purpose is to come have a baby?

my hubbys last trip to the US was for 6 months which i think might have affected my application since it was done jointly?

also,

Comment given is below:

• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay as a temporary
resident, as stipulated in paragraph 179(b) of the IRPR, based on your family ties in Canada and
in your country of residence. (My sister is holds a PR card but isnt resident in Canada, so i dont understand the ties mentioned)

• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay as a temporary
resident, as stipulated in paragraph 179(b) of the IRPR, based on the purpose of your visit. (i think this is because of my hubby 6 months stay in US in 2016. can i state purpose as Childbirth in my Letter of Intent)

• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay as a temporary
resident, as stipulated in paragraph 179(b) of the IRPR, based on your personal assets and
financial status. (i dont know what more to attach... maybe Pension Statement, Employment & Confirmation Letter which i didnt think necessary as my annual pay was stated on my Letter of Introduction)

i will greatly appreciate any suggestion from the house on how to approach this.

thank you very much
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by jhoci(f): 9:58pm On Jan 23
Thanks a lot! I wish you all the best..

mimimum:
Quite a number of things. I wrote a detailed letter of clarification to address the refusal. I did another detailed letter of invitation which stated that I will be fully responsible for her expenses. Then a purpose of travel letter from my mum that emphasized her family and job ties. I submitted updated bank statements and a flight ticket this time. I even added my siblings birth certificates to show ties and all that. Basically, I was more detailed this time. I omitted a lot of things in the previous application, so I guess being detailed and favoured by God came to play the second time. We have already landed, so she'll come in when the baby is due.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Juxen: 10:24pm On Jan 23
mimimum:
To God be the glory. My mum's TRV application was approved on Friday. I took the risk and reapplied online immediately and submitted more detailed documentation (letter of clarification for the refusal, purpose of travel, letter of invitation, updated bank statements, budget breakdown) this time. I resubmitted some old docs I used before. With God, it turned out well and in less than a month 21st Dec to 18th January (despite the holidays in between), we received passport request. Thanks for the advises. Please don't give up after a refusal. Try and be detailed as possible the first time and hope for the best.

Congratulations to you. Please did your mom do another biometric for the submission of this second application?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by mimimum: 2:29am On Jan 24
No. Biometrics once every 10 years.
Juxen:


Congratulations to you. Please did your mom do another biometric for the submission of this second application?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by dubajek: 10:58am On Jan 24
Congratulations. Happy for you.

mimimum:
To God be the glory. My mum's TRV application was approved on Friday. I took the risk and reapplied online immediately and submitted more detailed documentation (letter of clarification for the refusal, purpose of travel, letter of invitation, updated bank statements, budget breakdown) this time. I resubmitted some old docs I used before. With God, it turned out well and in less than a month 21st Dec to 18th January (despite the holidays in between), we received passport request. Thanks for the advises. Please don't give up after a refusal. Try and be detailed as possible the first time and hope for the best.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Wumi93: 12:09pm On Jan 24
Good day
I just tracked my application and realized my passport has been ready for pick since January 18th How long can I leave the passport at vfs before I collect as I won't be going to Lagos until 12th of February. Can I wait till then?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by folmus: 1:08pm On Jan 24
Wumi93:
Good day
I just tracked my application and realized my passport has been ready for pick since January 18th How long can I leave the passport at vfs before I collect as I won't be going to Lagos until 12th of February. Can I wait till then?

You better go and pick it before they send it to Nigeria Immigration
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by digitalgirl234: 2:35pm On Jan 24
Wumi93:
Good day
I just tracked my application and realized my passport has been ready for pick since January 18th How long can I leave the passport at vfs before I collect as I won't be going to Lagos until 12th of February. Can I wait till then?

If you have a trusted person in Lagos.. write then an authorization letter on a photocopy of your passport with their name and signature to pick it up on your behalf.

From my turkish vfs experience, they will return it to the embassy after 30days of no pick up. Call vfs lagos for accurate info..

You can have them mail it to you too..
You could also write dhl an authorization letter to pick up in your behalf.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by DUPSYSPARKLE: 3:53pm On Jan 24
Wumi93:
Good day
I just tracked my application and realized my passport has been ready for pick since January 18th How long can I leave the passport at vfs before I collect as I won't be going to Lagos until 12th of February. Can I wait till then?


Please when did you apply?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Wumi93: 11:35pm On Jan 24
Thank you very much

digitalgirl234:


If you have a trusted person in Lagos.. write then an authorization letter on a photocopy of your passport with their name and signature to pick it up on your behalf.

From my turkish vfs experience, they will return it to the embassy after 30days of no pick up. Call vfs lagos for accurate info..

You can have them mail it to you too..
You could also write dhl an authorization letter to pick up in your behalf.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Wumi93: 11:36pm On Jan 24
December 7th

DUPSYSPARKLE:



Please when did you apply?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by temmytee1(f): 4:35am On Jan 25
Guitarlife:

Can we use a joint account ? An account that has my dads name and her name and she is retired, what can you suggest we do in this regard ?
Sorry this is late. Yes sure, you can
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Juxen: 6:28am On Jan 25
mimimum:
Quite a number of things. I wrote a detailed letter of clarification to address the refusal. I did another detailed letter of invitation which stated that I will be fully responsible for her expenses. Then a purpose of travel letter from my mum that emphasized her family and job ties. I submitted updated bank statements and a flight ticket this time. I even added my siblings birth certificates to show ties and all that. Basically, I was more detailed this time. I omitted a lot of things in the previous application, so I guess being detailed and favoured by God came to play the second time. We have already landed, so she'll come in when the baby is due.
Please can you be kind enough to share a copy of the letters you submitted with me. Personal infos can be hidden. I sent you an email. Thank you
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by peteblaze42: 11:34am On Jan 25
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peteblaze42:
pls i would like to know if it is possible to get a visa to attend a 3days conference in canada without having a travel history(i have not traveled before). i have completed all processes and i awaits my visa. pls i need your honest opinions. thank you
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by peteblaze42: 11:35am On Jan 25
thank you
jj17cv:
@peteblaze42
Hope for good anything can happen on visa process make sure ur document is genuine

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Haggaienitan: 6:08pm On Jan 25
Hello house, can I apply for investor's visa?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by missingribs: 5:53pm On Jan 26
Have been reading through all posts here.
My question,is it compulsory to have invitation letter if you are going for tourism
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Menakay(m): 5:55pm On Jan 26
missingribs:
Have been reading through all posts here.
My question,is it compulsory to have invitation letter if you are going for tourism
No, u can use hotel reservation.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by mrchemist(m): 6:20pm On Jan 26
GoodDay Gurus, please I kindly need your argent assistance and advice I apply for Canada tourist visa through a friend who is an agent on 12th October 2018 and also did my biometric.my complain is up to date I have not heard from Canada embassy.l provided all my details, this application was done online.my worries is that could it be the delay from the Canada embassy or my friend who is an agent.because he keep telling me that they have not responded, please how can I be able to check by my self online, and also help me with the website to be checking online.l know I have made a Mistake by going through an agent pls I kindly need you assistance,my wife keeps telling me to recall the online application pls help me what is the best option I need your argent assistance thanks.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Gifty2canny(f): 9:27pm On Jan 26
Good day everyone!
Please I need the advice of everyone in the house.
I am 24 years old and I am currently a 200level student of Nation open university. I have been working as a receptionist for about 6 years and my salary is just 50k paid in cash. My uncle who is a PR wants me to visit him and his family in July and he is fully ready to fund the cost of the visit and host me during my two weeks stay. He'll be writing an invitation letter, and plans to transfer the sum of 1M into my account to cover for cost of flight and other travel expenses and will do a gift deed to that effect. Aside from the 1M my account doesnt have much in it.

My question is with the above info, do i really stand a chance?
My mum is still alive in Nigeria but my dad is late. I have other siblings in Nigeria as well.
My employer is also willing to give me a reference letter stating my year of employment and salary details.
What are my chances and what else can I do to improve my chances?
Will a visit to Dubai boost my chances as travel history?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Colouredgirl(f): 8:18am On Jan 27
Ok sis.paper or online sis
gingalady:



Yes I did
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by OmoBendel24: 11:49am On Jan 27
Gifty2canny:
Good day everyone!
Please I need the advice of everyone in the house.
I am 24 years old and I am currently a 200level student of Nation open university. I have been working as a receptionist for about 6 years and my salary is just 50k paid in cash. My uncle who is a PR wants me to visit him and his family in July and he is fully ready to fund the cost of the visit and host me during my two weeks stay. He'll be writing an invitation letter, and plans to transfer the sum of 1M into my account to cover for cost of flight and other travel expenses and will do a gift deed to that effect. Aside from the 1M my account doesnt have much in it.

My question is with the above info, do i really stand a chance?
My mum is still alive in Nigeria but my dad is late. I have other siblings in Nigeria as well.
My employer is also willing to give me a reference letter stating my year of employment and salary details.
What are my chances and what else can I do to improve my chances?
Will a visit to Dubai boost my chances as travel history?

Tell us what then exactly that will be strong enough to bring you back to naija after this your 2 weeks holiday....

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Gifty2canny(f): 3:59pm On Jan 27
OmoBendel24:


Tell us what then exactly that will be strong enough to bring you back to naija after this your 2 weeks holiday....

I guess that means I dont stand a chance. Thanks for your candid opinion.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by emeify: 2:13am On Jan 28
He didn't say that. That us something u need to figure out as that us what the VO is thinking about. You have your hib, school and family ti return to. Write a letter explaining that these assets - economic and social are your ties to Nigeria and will bring you back. Of course u stand a chance.
Gifty2canny:


I guess that means I dont stand a chance. Thanks for your candid opinion.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Snillous(m): 11:02am On Jan 28
mrchemist:
GoodDay Gurus, please I kindly need your argent assistance and advice I apply for Canada tourist visa through a friend who is an agent on 12th October 2018 and also did my biometric.my complain is up to date I have not heard from Canada embassy.l provided all my details, this application was done online.my worries is that could it be the delay from the Canada embassy or my friend who is an agent.because he keep telling me that they have not responded, please how can I be able to check by my self online, and also help me with the website to be checking online.l know I have made a Mistake by going through an agent pls I kindly need you assistance,my wife keeps telling me to recall the online application pls help me what is the best option I need your argent assistance thanks.


Wow... it wasn't ur agent fault. I submitted mine on july 22nd 2018 and till date is stil on process. Over 6 months now. On January 2nd this year the embassy just contacted my bank to verify my bank statement. It was after the bank proof my statement of account to them, then the bank gave me a call to notify me. It means the embassy are still working on my application. I also submitted online. So never blame ur agent. A friend of mine got approval last week. The process takes 9months. Imagine? So I wish u the best

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Kentz3: 11:33am On Jan 28
JohannStraus:
Background:
- been resident in UK since 2012
- Nigerian national now on 2nd lap of Uk spouse residence permit
- Work full time as an NHS contracts Manager in one of UK's top NHS Trust(band 6)
- Married and have a son (2years old)
- Wife works full time as a finance and purchasing officer
- we do not own a house yet but currently renting and plan to get a mortgage soon
- Annual salary £31, 878 (£1882.84 monthly after tax, pension and NI deductions)

Application Type: (Online Route)
- Application fo visitors visa for 5days
- my friend who was a groomsman in my wedding and uni mate back in covenant uni with PR status invited me
- Travelling alone without wife and son as son attends nursery 2 days a week

Timeline:
Created online account 20/12/2017
Submitted completed online application 09/01/2018
Online confirmation of submitted application mssg received 09/01/2018
Biometrics request received 09/01/18
Biometrics done 10/01/18
Original Passport request and approved application mssg  received 16/01/18
Passport submitted 17/01/18

Docs submitted:
- original bio data page
- current residence permits
-original marriage cert
-previous entry clearance to Uk on old lost expired passport
-previous copies of UK residence permits (held 3, 2 student permits and my 1st lap of spouse permit)
- previous passport and confirmation from home office on loss of previous passport with police report
- previous flight itineriea i could lay hands on (hotel bookings, previous boarding passes, etc)
- entry and exit stamps on my passport
-expired schengen visas on my passport
-complete application pack
- one year bank statement (current acct with available balance of £74.00 however had monthly in flow and outflow of £3k plus)
- pages of passbook for savings account with book balance of £3545.00 showing deposits n withdrwals
-6months payslip
- online printout of my tax record till date (from gov.uk)
- employment contract
-confirmation of employment letter ( stating my position in trust, grade, length, etc)
- fully paid return ticket -direct flight to canada using air canada
- full comprehensive insurance paid (5days)
- didnt need to book any hotel as i was gonna be housed by my friend
-letter of explanation and intent: this included my previous visits with wife n son including pictures of my friend when he visited us twice, pics of my trad wedding back in nigeria, pics of my mum when she visited us in UK, included my sons uk birth certificate n british passport, my wifes full time employment contract, academic qualifications as listed in my apllication pack(one bachelors degree cert from Nigeria however lost in transit by home office included their letter, two Uk Msc degrees from recognized UK universities, )

- i forgot to provide my tenancy agreement
- previous police report(with no prosecution, caution, charges, convictions recorded) i had  in 2016 with my current address and current police report recently applied for and received jan 3rd 2018, Enhanced disclosure and barring service certificate (dbs certificate done in april 2017) - i only submitted these because in 2012 i had an ex(also nigerian) who called the police on me for no reason than because we had a heated argument and i got arrested and asked to leave the aprtment i paid for, for her without any caution or conviction from the police as they found me to be innocent- basically no charges, i left the statiom barely 45mins after been arrested (God Almighty is great -some women can be a light into your life or be enemies of progress)

Please note as i had already paid for my flight in full (not recommended though), i told them i had committed £1000  for this trip in both my letter of explanation and $1700 canadian in my application pack and explained that this money excludes flight and was only spending money for shopping and eating out if necessary
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Travel history
-nigeria for trad wedding with wife (5days)
-1st international travel -accra ghana (5days)
- schengen c visa to spain barcelona single entry (4days)
- schengen c visa to france from Uk (paris with wife - 4 days)
- travel to Germany from Uk with wife n son (5days)
- travel to barbados(bridge town) from Uk for honeymoon with wife (5days) - no visa required for Nigerian passport holders but flights barbados could be expensive paid £1290 back in aug 2015 economy premium with BA
- most recent trip to Marrakesh (Morrocco)from UK Dec 2017 (4days) with wife and son

Previous visa denials as declared on application pack

Usa - f1 student visa aug 2011 and june 2011
Usa -b1/2 visiting visa oct 2014 - please note i was still on my masters and wasnt earning decent salary
France schengen C visit 2015 - insufficient documentation

Time frame for visa applications in UK is currently 8 days and from my own application this includes saturday and sunday when counting the time taken for ur application.

I put this in prayers on cross over night as one of my prayer points having read loads of peoples  application, denials and success stories on here i decided to give it a go. I didnt ask any questions but read from scratch almost all the threads on canada visit/travel including ppl applying for student visas spouse visa visiting visas etc.

If God can do it for me, i am certain He can do it for anyone, you just need to plan, prepare, RESEARCH properly and lastly pray...If its yours its yours.

I hope i have been able to encourage someone here, i know there are loads of ppl who have waited countless months and days and still waiting to get a response on their application, do not loose hope as far as you put in proper docs and do your research well  coupled with the favour of God you will get it.

There is absolutely no need for an agent (sorry to all the agents reading this not spoiling market for you), every thing you need is online...here to be precise, with loads of successful applicants and gurus such as Justwise and co...

At some point after submission...i kinda started second doubting myself and but still had faith...even checking my application status daily but in the end it paid off and i am happy now i can add to my travel history and stamps in my passport ☺

Please pardon any typos...I am writing this from my mobile phone...cheers!!


great
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Kentz3: 11:39am On Jan 28
Hello guys pls ur contribution will be highly appreciated ,I have a sister who want to visit her husband who just left for Canada a month ago ,what kind of visa can she apply for and can the husband who is just amasters student send invitation to the wife and note pls he was still single when he got the visa ,it was after he got his canada study permit visa he got married to my sister.what kind of visa can she apply for to go visit her husband?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by pufframmy: 1:44pm On Jan 28
what if it pass travel date as planned cause hotel and flight were booked
Snillous:



Wow... it wasn't ur agent fault. I submitted mine on july 22nd 2018 and till date is stil on process. Over 6 months now. On January 2nd this year the embassy just contacted my bank to verify my bank statement. It was after the bank proof my statement of account to them, then the bank gave me a call to notify me. It means the embassy are still working on my application. I also submitted online. So never blame ur agent. A friend of mine got approval last week. The process takes 9months. Imagine? So I wish u the best

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