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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by pufframmy: 12:55pm On May 15
thank you for the link share will order mine to know what happened before i reapply again

skdfu747:
The point is visa applications can be denied at any giving time even if you have all supporting documents to prove your case. sad

The issue might not even be from you it might also be the current situation of the country (Nigeria). shocked

The situation of a particular country (Nigeria) also has an effect on how visa applications are treated.

If a country is doing very poorly then the effect trickles down negatively to how visa applications are handled. embarassed

I understand your frustrations I was also denied a Canadian visa this year even with vast travel experience I had to advanced western countries.

At this point you should not just rush and apply without knowing the root cause of visa denial so you have to order a GCMS note.

A GCMS notes contains all information about how your visa application file was processed from the beginning of your application till the end and how a conclusion was reached by the visa officer.

GCMS notes contains details of how your information was shared between USA and Canada, how your information was shared with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). It contains the note left behind on your profile by the visa officer that actually denied your application.
It took my GCMS note 35 calendar days to arrive via email as a PDF file. Mine was 31 pages.

Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Graceee: 1:12pm On May 15
Can some one order for gcms with naira debit card if yes, which of the banks debit card works or preferable
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by pufframmy: 1:56pm On May 15
JUST DID MINE RU DAT LINK share 18 Cad only with gtbank debit card
Graceee:
Can some one order for gcms with naira debit card if yes, which of the banks debit card works or preferable
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by NothingDoMe: 3:29pm On May 15
Eseries:


The purpose of the application is Tourism i.e Vacation.

The family is made up of 6 members, Parents and 4 kids.

There is no way anyone will be left out
How old are the kids?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by KingC: 4:51pm On May 15
Hey good pple , planning to apply for a Canadian tourist visa , I live in Ukriane but my mum who is my sponsor stays in Nigeria. Now the question is can I use her bank statement from Nigeria to apply here in Ukriane cos I wrote in my letter I would be traveling to visit her there cos she has a Canadian visa already ..??
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Eseries(m): 7:41pm On May 15
NothingDoMe:
How old are the kids?
Their age ranges between 12 and 5.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Eseries(m): 8:06pm On May 15
skdfu747:
The point is visa applications can be denied at any giving time even if you have all supporting documents to prove your case. sad

The issue might not even be from you it might also be the current situation of the country (Nigeria). shocked

The situation of a particular country (Nigeria) also has an effect on how visa applications are treated.

If a country is doing very poorly then the effect trickles down negatively to how visa applications are handled. embarassed

I understand your frustrations I was also denied a Canadian visa this year even with vast travel experience I had to advanced western countries.

At this point you should not just rush and apply without knowing the root cause of visa denial so you have to order a GCMS note.

A GCMS notes contains all information about how your visa application file was processed from the beginning of your application till the end and how a conclusion was reached by the visa officer.

GCMS notes contains details of how your information was shared between USA and Canada, how your information was shared with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). It contains the note left behind on your profile by the visa officer that actually denied your application.


It took my GCMS note 35 calendar days to arrive via email as a PDF file. Mine was 31 pages.


Thank You for this, I am starting to believe that these embassies do not thoroughly go through visa application from Nigerians, They already have a built up negative mindset just looking to pick up holes in an application and hold on to that as reason for denials.

I have once submitted a dollar account and the visa officer turned down the application on basis of insufficient fund, Quoting the end balance of the statement in Naira, How will a trained visa officer not check out the currency of a statement and clumsily assume it must be naira.
There can not be a higher level of contempt or skepticism for Nigerian applicants from these guys. They are ripping Nigerians off thier hard earned money and I bet they are enjoying it, Yahoo Yahoo Embassies!

Thank you for the GCMS link

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by prettypolicy: 9:22pm On May 15
Khorede:
yes I have checked and send them email they said it will take them five working days for them to get back to me
I just don't understand what going on.....







please what is the outcome of the mail?

my family got this attached to our passports. we have sent mail and waiting for five working days.

Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Nobody: 10:29pm On May 15
unforsaken:
Hello Everyone,

I have made frequent visits to this thread as a Guest. However, I felt that I should at least provide relevant information that may assist others towards proper preparation for TRV visit visa application for Canada and this may also work for other visit visas generally.

Firstly, I should state here that the information I will provide are purely based on my personal and professional experience, I am neither an Agent nor Immigration Consultant. This information is provided in good faith; kindly make your informed decision before applying same to your situation.

I was finally granted a Canada TRV visit (tourism) at the second attempt, just like some other people, I have travelled to many countries yearly, sometimes I make 2 to 3 tourism travels to countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East and North America, so when the plan to see Canada came, I felt this should be a walk over. However, I was shocked when I got a refusal based on purpose of visit. I reviewed my situation and immediately reapplied in less than 5 days of receipt of the refusal. I provided more documents showing past travels, finances, commitments in Nigeria and made a proper presentation of my travel plan. This worked, and I was issued the visa 25 days after reapplying.

I learnt some lessons and will like to share with others as a little contribution:

1. HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY - Firstly, you have to be truthful to yourself, and let the truth reflect in your application. It does not matter if your application is later refused, at least you know that you are honest and this will make any follow up application to be consistent with prior information. Please note that there is nothing wrong in stating any past visa refusals if any, stating it gives you credibility as being honest, even the popular rich owner of an English football club was refused UK Visa recently. So do not see it as a negative, mention it and you may provide a brief explanation on the refusal and why your situation has changed.

2. VISIT VISA IS NOT THE BEST ROUTE TO REMAIN IN ANY COUNTRY - If your intention is to remain in any country, you should look at other visa categories and plan towards your eligibility. I have lived in a popular EU country before and I see the stress many go through and the uncertainties of time due to being illegal because they came in via visit visa and did not return. It is equally tedious to receive asylum through the visit visa route. So instead of wasting many years in uncertainty, it is advisable that anyone who intends to relocate should consider other categories and not visit visa. Except you want to go for visit and return, and then later apply for any other category.

3. PURPOSE OF VISIT - this is the most important aspect for eligibility. I usually say to people that to pass this test, it is advisable that you see yourself as an Immigration Officer say for Nigeria, so if you are to be at any Embassy of Nigeria or foreign mission and you have to decide who to issue a visit visa, would you not ask yourself, why does this person want to visit my country? Am I satisfied with the reason for the visit or could there be an undisclosed intention, such as going for a oil and gas transaction in the Niger Delta? This is just an example, so you want to be sure that if the person is coming for tourism, he is truly coming for that purpose, such person should provide details of the places or attractions he intends to visit including the highlights for picking such attractions or places; and if it is to visit friend or family, you want to be sure about the status of the friend or family and the reason why such visit is necessary.

4. PREVIOUS TRAVEL HISTORY - There is a popular saying that there is always a first time. So as much as travel history is one of the boxes to be ticked, it can be waived based on the discretion of the Officer as well as the significance of the purpose of visit, hence many people have received Canada, USA and other European countries visit visas on new passports. However, if you have not travelled to any country before and you firstly want to travel to Canada for tourism? I mean tourism and not a visit to a family! You too think about it now, Canada is at least a 18 hours journey from Nigeria and depending on your connecting or layover airport it could be more. So you left Europe which you can arrive within 6 hours and other close countries and you just want to visit Canada for tourism without any history of other similar journeys? It is advisable that you travel to other countries and build a profile that you can always refer to when you apply, for example in Year 20..., I or We visited France or United Kingdom for tourism and in this country I or We visited Eiffel tower or London eye as the case may be, this is just for example. If you are visiting friend or family you need to make the reason for visiting your contact realistic and believable. This is not cast in stone, each situation will have its peculiarities, for example a spouse may be issued visit visa to accompany his or her spouse who had previously been issued visa and has built a good profile. Also parents who have their children studying or living in Canada may also find it convenient to be granted visit visa for graduation purposes, marriage or other family reasons.

5. PERSONAL ASSET AND FINANCIAL STATUS - This is an aspect you have to show through your work, employment or sponsor. No country including Nigeria will want any person who cannot meet the financial implication of the cost of travel or stay to visit their country. So it is important that you have to show that you can meet your travel cost with verifiable and sustainable source of income. You do not have to show all your entire assets and investments to qualify, but you may show all if you are comfortable about it since some people believe this theory. However, the most important is to show sustainable and verifiable source of income or sponsorship. Documents to support assets or finances are endless and everyone's situation cannot be the same, but please ensure that you submit genuine and verifiable documents. Do not let anyone mislead you, the fact that someone got away with it does not guarantee that you may not be caught. Why sacrifice the right to keep reapplying as your situation may improve, in exchange for a 5 or 10 year ban as the case may be?

6. TIES TO HOME COUNTRY OR CONFIDENCE THAT THE APPLICANT WILL RETURN - This is another major hurdle that an Immigration Officer will want an Applicant to satisfy without any element of doubt and vagueness. This may be passed by clear explanation with evidence of home commitments, career, employment, investments if any, nuclear family, social responsibilities, previous travels, future plans etc.

It is advisable that you see the visa application as a job application, the slots are few but the people are many. So let your documents be clear, easy to understand, direct, verifiable, honest and straight to the point. The fact that you did not get it at the first try does not mean quit, take a calm reflection about the reason for the refusal, and look inward to see if you can address it immediately or if you need time to resolve it. Do not be angry when you see a refusal, just take up the challenge that there is something I need to do, then do it right.

Above all, after you have truthfully done all that is required, kindly commit your application to God, because God will do the rest for you after you have honestly done your own best.

I hope this will help someone may be now and in the future. ALL THE VERY BEST

Like I said in people's comment about POF

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Dedzstar789: 1:33am On May 16
So, i went to VFS to check on my passport and it’s still not ready. I went on Tuesday, today will make it two weeks since I submitted my passport for the VISA stamp. I’m not worried, just eager to leave so I can come back home in time to face work. I really need a break!

Someone asked me about bank statements, I downloaded them from my banking app and uploaded them online. I also got a letter from my account officer to verify my corporate accounts. I also included my tax statements to show I pay taxes in Nigeria.

My case is very peculiar and like I previously stated I will give details of my application once I have my passport in hand!
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Dedzstar789: 1:36am On May 16
I read somewhere online that every time a VAC officer goes through your profile you get that update. Don’t know how true it is but it was on one of this Canadian immigration websites.

FYsol:
I checked my online account and it showed there is an update and when I clicked to see the update there is absolutely nothing. It still indicate the application is been processed. And now the update has changed to submitted. Has anyone experienced this?

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Dedzstar789: 1:37am On May 16
I just requested my statement online and uploaded what was sent to my email.

redx:


pls how did u send ur statement of account for online application?? do i need to a printout?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Dedzstar789: 1:38am On May 16
This wasn’t necessary for me. I used my statements that I requested online via the banking app.

ifyalways:
You still will need to visit the banking hall to get that @ emboldened, right? So whats the point of not getting bank stamped statement?

Im not applying for visa. Just saying before we give people advice that MIGHT backfire on them, lets be double sure. . .

If you need bank statement for visa, go to your bank, get it printed, stamped and signed.(then scan and upload it, for online applications) Every visa officer is looking for reasons not to give you visa, dont create one for yourself.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by smatadex(m): 4:35am On May 16
Good day Sir/Ma.....Is it possible to relocated to Canada with TRV visa?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by jj17cv(m): 5:40am On May 16
@Dedzstar789
Ppl sha when I said you have to wait for 2 to 3 weeks another guru dey tackle me like I dont know what am talking about .... Canadian process they are like snail
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by oriazowan: 7:12am On May 16
Hello, please I need some advise.
I am currently on study permit in Canada and i wish to invite my mum over to visit because I am expecting a baby. Is it wise for me to state in my letter of invitation that she is coming to take care of the baby or should I just say she is coming to visit me on a normal basis? Also, I wanted to apply for my mother in-law at the same time. Will applying for both of them same time taunt the chances of my mum getting an approval?
Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by OmoBendel24: 8:25am On May 16
jj17cv:
@Dedzstar789
Ppl sha when I said you have to wait for 2 to 3 weeks another guru dey tackle me like I dont know what am talking about .... Canadian process they are like snail

Interested in knowing who tackled you on that, when and where here please. Just to be sure of something
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Dedzstar789: 10:39am On May 16
This question is one of the reasons why they aren’t giving people VISAs. No. You cannot relocate with a temporary resident Visa. Please apply for a PR Card. Don’t go and be an illegal immigrant!

smatadex:
Good day Sir/Ma.....Is it possible to relocated to Canada with TRV visa?

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Dedzstar789: 10:40am On May 16
Lol

OmoBendel24:


Interested in knowing who tackled you on that, when and where here please. Just to be sure of something
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Imadeosarodion: 10:50am On May 16
Please I don’t know if I had fall victim to Canadian unskilled work scam because I did biometric 9th October 2018 but if I am tracking it now it tells me
That THERE IS NO RECORD FOUND, please what does this mean hope I haven’t gotten ban from Canada immigration, can I go to their embassy to go make enquiries directly. A screen shot of what it shows is being uploaded here.

Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by folmus: 11:05am On May 16
ifyalways:
You still will need to visit the banking hall to get that @ emboldened, right? So whats the point of not getting bank stamped statement?

Im not applying for visa. Just saying before we give people advice that MIGHT backfire on them, lets be double sure. . .

If you need bank statement for visa, go to your bank, get it printed, stamped and signed.(then scan and upload it, for online applications) Every visa officer is looking for reasons not to give you visa, dont create one for yourself.

You can download your statements online stamped and signed if you are using GTB.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by FYsol: 11:16am On May 16
This really explained what might have happened.
Dedzstar789:

I read somewhere online that every time a VAC officer goes through your profile you get that update. Don’t know how true it is but it was on one of this Canadian immigration websites.

Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by folmus: 11:34am On May 16
Eseries:


The purpose of the application is Tourism i.e Vacation.

The family is made up of 6 members, Parents and 4 kids.

There is no way anyone will be left out

See, there are ways to go about it.

Irrespective of their travel history, Canada is tightening her visa issuance. @ the bolded, if thats the case, they should forget Canada now.

My advice: apply diplomacy to establish trusts that they would return to Nigeria in the following ways:

1. Let the husband apply alone. He should address the concerns raised in the letter by letting them know his family will remain in Nigeria and be his ties.

2. He should list places he wants to visit as a tourist to address the concern of purpose of visit. Abi, you are going to a country and not mentioning the activities you will engage in.

3. If he gets his visa, he should go alone. The wife can then apply alone when the husband is back and do the above.

4. If both parents got their visas and traveled and came back, they should then apply for their kids may be next year when they plan another family vacation. This is my advice.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Dedzstar789: 1:52pm On May 16
I know this doesn’t count for this thread but I think it will shed more light as to why Canada and the US are limiting people they give VISAs. We are our own problem! Next time anyone complains about not getting a VISA remember the people who made it hard for you to do so. Illegal immigration is NEVER the way! NEVER the way.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Walexwal: 4:06pm On May 16
Izu2016:
Hello house. Who else applied in March and haven't gotten a response or am I alone?
I applied in March and yet no show oo...Its still undergoing processing
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by gk1990: 4:29pm On May 16
Walexwal:
I applied in March and yet no show oo...Its still undergoing processing

What date did you apply? We applied March 19th.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Izu2016: 4:40pm On May 16
Paper or online?

gk1990:


What date did you apply? We applied March 19th.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Izu2016: 4:43pm On May 16
Wat date in march? Was it paper or online?

Walexwal:
I applied in March and yet no show oo...Its still undergoing processing
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Walexwal: 4:45pm On May 16
gk1990:


What date did you apply? We applied March 19th.
March 24th, Online. The Conference I planned using it for was held last weekend.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by gk1990: 4:48pm On May 16
Walexwal:
March 24th, Online. The Conference I planned using it for was held last weekend.

Well based on my extrapolation, you should hear from them in a week or 2

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