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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by keleto: 11:33am On Mar 03
I need help in responding to this pls
My application for work permit was rejected yesterday. Though I submitted employment letters and references letters from past employers. This is the message from CIC

Thank you for your interest in working in Canada. After careful review of your work permit
application and supporting documentation under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, I have
determined that your application does not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee
Protection Act (IRPA) and Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). I am refusing
your application on the following grounds:

• You have not provided sufficient documentation to support your or your host's income
and assets.

• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in
subsection 200(1) of the IRPR, based on the purpose of your visit.

• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in
subsection 200(1) of the IRPR, based on the limited employment prospects in your country of
residence.

You are welcome to reapply if you feel that you can respond to these concerns and can
demonstrate that your situation meets the requirements. All new applications must be
accompanied by a new processing fee.


Pls what should I do now
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by demoBaba: 1:25pm On Mar 03
I need help please,

I did my biometric with my family last two weeks, unfortunately they missed spell my email. But my phone number wasn't affected
Since then I haven't receive any information from them.

It's online application please.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by geotherm: 1:45pm On Mar 03
sunkymatete:
Good morning house, wish everyone a splendid day..my mum application is already 2 months old and the last message I got was on January 6,(visa application is being processed at the Canada visa office) till now didn’t get biometric validity email...pls gurus hope all is well with her application? Thanks
Relax processing time is 71 days. Starts counting from when you submit biometrics.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by ty01: 3:14pm On Mar 03
Update
Just to give the house an update on my previous application and my learnings from the whole process. You will recall I got denied sometime in December and a number of people here believed I’ve got a strong profile. I was shocked I was refused as well but life goes on.

Letter to the immigration office
After ruminating on the whole issue, I decided to write them a strongly worded letter. I sent it to all email I could get a hold on including their minister. After a week without any response I sent them a reminder stating I thought I could get justice to an obvious error from their part but they have proven me wrong by failing to respond to my mail and then wish them best of luck. As if that was the joker, exactly after three days of sending the reminder email, I got a mail from the London office stating that they have forwarded my enquiry and reconsideration to the appropriate section. A week after, lo and behold, I got a very long email from the London immigration office. It was indeed a very long mail. They explained that they were sorry about my application and that in most cases the VO’s decision is final and that unfortunately my case file was already closed. They said if they had gotten my enquiry earlier, they might have been able to do something about it. They advised I reapply and that they will do everything possible to make a different VO review my application this this around.

GCMS note
I applied for my gcms notes since last year to understand the thought process of the VO and up till now I do not have the document. I have called severally, and they keep telling me that my file is classified and that the immigration office have instructed them to inform me to wait for another 6months. Perhaps the content of the gcms note is ridiculous and they are just buying time.

My thoughts
These guys make mistakes. And it’s a shame that their secondary reviewers at times do not pick these obvious mistakes. If you have a true ground for a review, please do not waste time, do it immediately you get the refusal mail. I am 100% sure I would have had the decision overturned if I had sent in a reconsideration email on time.
I intend to reapply in April and lets see what happens then.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Markab: 3:55pm On Mar 03
Here is the best place to post your query about work permit:
https://www.nairaland.com/2271485/canada-spouse-open-work-permit/100

keleto:
I need help in responding to this pls
My application for work permit was rejected yesterday. Though I submitted employment letters and references letters from past employers. This is the message from CIC

Thank you for your interest in working in Canada. After careful review of your work permit
application and supporting documentation under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, I have
determined that your application does not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee
Protection Act (IRPA) and Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). I am refusing
your application on the following grounds:

• You have not provided sufficient documentation to support your or your host's income
and assets.

• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in
subsection 200(1) of the IRPR, based on the purpose of your visit.

• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in
subsection 200(1) of the IRPR, based on the limited employment prospects in your country of
residence.

You are welcome to reapply if you feel that you can respond to these concerns and can
demonstrate that your situation meets the requirements. All new applications must be
accompanied by a new processing fee.


Pls what should I do now
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by sunkymatete: 4:21pm On Mar 03
geotherm:

Relax processing time is 71 days. Starts counting from when you submit biometrics.
. Oh thanks, are weekends included when counting the days?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by OmoBendel24: 4:50pm On Mar 03
sunkymatete:
. Oh thanks, are weekends included when counting the days?

Yeah, calendar days. Not business/work days.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bhorbymills1990: 5:53pm On Mar 03
A friend of mine applied for visa but got rejected due to the following reasons
1. There are reasonable doubts about your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa.

2. The purpose and circumstances of the intended stay have been insufficiently demonstrated

Should he Appeal or How would he solve this issue on his next application??
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by nne4(f): 6:23pm On Mar 03
Can someone recommend a reliable agent that can guide me in applying for tourist visa
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by ty01: 6:45pm On Mar 03
Bhorbymills1990:
A friend of mine applied for visa but got rejected due to the following reasons
1. There are reasonable doubts about your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa.

2. The purpose and circumstances of the intended stay have been insufficiently demonstrated

Should he Appeal or How would he solve this issue on his next application??

Are you sure this is not a Schengen visa application?

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by sunkymatete: 6:51pm On Mar 03
OmoBendel24:


Yeah, calendar days. Not business/work days.
Thanks so much
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Aduke02(f): 4:20am On Mar 04
It is very clear that there is something in your GCMS notes that they do not want you to see. You can file a complaint about the delay of your GCMS notes to the Information Commissioner here: https://www.oic-ci.gc.ca/en/submitting-complaint . They are required by law to release your GCMS notes within 30 days of your application.

Also, the trend with the London Office is to just deny applicants without actually doing a thorough review of their files. My boyfriend's GCMS notes confirmed this and we are taking the appropriate steps to contest this ineptitude. Its a long, expensive process but IRCC has left us no choice. We also sent a reconsideration email the same day we received the decision but we have not heard anything back from the London office. I am just waiting patiently for the 28 days within which they are to respond before following up with their office.


ty01:
Update
Just to give the house an update on my previous application and my learnings from the whole process. You will recall I got denied sometime in December and a number of people here believed I’ve got a strong profile. I was shocked I was refused as well but life goes on.

Letter to the immigration office
After ruminating on the whole issue, I decided to write them a strongly worded letter. I sent it to all email I could get a hold on including their minister. After a week without any response I sent them a reminder stating I thought I could get justice to an obvious error from their part but they have proven me wrong by failing to respond to my mail and then wish them best of luck. As if that was the joker, exactly after three days of sending the reminder email, I got a mail from the London office stating that they have forwarded my enquiry and reconsideration to the appropriate section. A week after, lo and behold, I got a very long email from the London immigration office. It was indeed a very long mail. They explained that they were sorry about my application and that in most cases the VO’s decision is final and that unfortunately my case file was already closed. They said if they had gotten my enquiry earlier, they might have been able to do something about it. They advised I reapply and that they will do everything possible to make a different VO review my application this this around.

GCMS note
I applied for my gcms notes since last year to understand the thought process of the VO and up till now I do not have the document. I have called severally, and they keep telling me that my file is classified and that the immigration office have instructed them to inform me to wait for another 6months. Perhaps the content of the gcms note is ridiculous and they are just buying time.

My thoughts
These guys make mistakes. And it’s a shame that their secondary reviewers at times do not pick these obvious mistakes. If you have a true ground for a review, please do not waste time, do it immediately you get the refusal mail. I am 100% sure I would have had the decision overturned if I had sent in a reconsideration email on time.
I intend to reapply in April and lets see what happens then.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Itsrachel: 6:57am On Mar 04
Elders in the house, pls I need your advice.
My family friend plans to invite me to Canada for about 4 months - Visiting visa. I stayed with her for over 7 years before she relocated to Canada.
She currently has a Job in canada and is also a PR.
She said can sponsor me.

The problem is we dont think her letter of invitation, her bank statements would be enough to convince them to give me 6months visiting visa.

I have no links (not married, no one to sponsor me from Nigeria neither do I have the amount needed for the trip in my account) she plans to plan to pay for the trip and all.

So we dont waste money applying for Visa, how best i can be approach this.

Your advice would be appreciated please. cry
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Mabadejesunday(m): 9:14am On Mar 04
OmoBendel24:


Yeah, calendar days. Not business/work days.

Gurus in the house, please help with opinion on the below questions:
1- Can someone use two different address as mailing address and residential address the application form ?

2- If an applicant has 3.2M in his/her account and a question on the CIC form says “how much fund is available for your stay in Canada” how can such person respond to this question. Is it save to put the whole 3.2M as funds available for visit? Please assist a brother in need of clarification. Thanks in anticipation
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by vitrendy4eva: 11:01am On Mar 04
I've experienced same delay with GCMS notes, as they came back with a request for a 90day extension. I have a feeling the notes might not contain any tangible reason for refusal as well. I might just submit a complaint using that link.
Aduke02:
It is very clear that there is something in your GCMS notes that they do not want you to see. You can file a complaint about the delay of your GCMS notes to the Information Commissioner here: https://www.oic-ci.gc.ca/en/submitting-complaint . They are required by law to release your GCMS notes within 30 days of your application.

Also, the trend with the London Office is to just deny applicants without actually doing a thorough review of their files. My boyfriend's GCMS notes confirmed this and we are taking the appropriate steps to contest this ineptitude. Its a long, expensive process but IRCC has left us no choice. We also sent a reconsideration email the same day we received the decision but we have not heard anything back from the London office. I am just waiting patiently for the 28 days within which they are to respond before following up with their office.


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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Aduke02(f): 11:23am On Mar 04
Four months is too long a visit. IRCC will surely deny you if you indicate you plan to spend 4 months there without any travel history, strong connection to Nigeria and proof of funds. I would advise that you limit your visit to 2 weeks on your application. Canada normally issues visas to the end of your passport validity so you can stay for 4 months but not more than 6 months at a time.

Itsrachel:
Elders in the house, pls I need your advice.
My family friend plans to invite me to Canada for about 4 months - Visiting visa. I stayed with her for over 7 years before she relocated to Canada.
She currently has a Job in canada and is also a PR.
She said can sponsor me.

The problem is we dont think her letter of invitation, her bank statements would be enough to convince them to give me 6months visiting visa.

I have no links (not married, no one to sponsor me from Nigeria neither do I have the amount needed for the trip in my account) she plans to plan to pay for the trip and all.

So we dont waste money applying for Visa, how best i can be approach this.

Your advice would be appreciated please. cry
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by ty01: 11:46am On Mar 04
Aduke02:
It is very clear that there is something in your GCMS notes that they do not want you to see. You can file a complaint about the delay of your GCMS notes to the Information Commissioner here: https://www.oic-ci.gc.ca/en/submitting-complaint . They are required by law to release your GCMS notes within 30 days of your application.

Also, the trend with the London Office is to just deny applicants without actually doing a thorough review of their files. My boyfriend's GCMS notes confirmed this and we are taking the appropriate steps to contest this ineptitude. Its a long, expensive process but IRCC has left us no choice. We also sent a reconsideration email the same day we received the decision but we have not heard anything back from the London office. I am just waiting patiently for the 28 days within which they are to respond before following up with their office.



Na wa o. I’m a bit surprised they are yet to come back to you despite asking for a reconsideration on the day of receiving the decision. Thanks for sharing the link though.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Mabadejesunday(m): 2:26pm On Mar 04
Mabadejesunday:


Gurus in the house, please help with opinion on the below questions:
1- Can someone use two different address as mailing address and residential address the application form ?

2- If an applicant has 3.2M in his/her account and a question on the CIC form says “how much fund is available for your stay in Canada” how can such person respond to this question. Is it save to put the whole 3.2M as funds available for visit? Please assist a brother in need of clarification. Thanks in anticipation

Someone should please assist with response to the question above
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by YesLadyN: 4:32pm On Mar 04
Mabadejesunday:


Gurus in the house, please help with opinion on the below questions:
1- Can someone use two different address as mailing address and residential address the application form ?

2- If an applicant has 3.2M in his/her account and a question on the CIC form says “how much fund is available for your stay in Canada” how can such person respond to this question. Is it save to put the whole 3.2M as funds available for visit? Please assist a brother in need of clarification. Thanks in anticipation

I’m not a guru but:
1- Yes you may put both addresses if your residential address, for example, has no direct post mail information. In any case, if you have a valid email address, correspondence will be through your email. It’s stated in the imm form.

2- my opinion is that you deduct the cost of flight to and fro from the 3.2M and fill in the difference as amount available for your stay during the visit.

Success.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by YesLadyN: 4:40pm On Mar 04
Itsrachel:
Elders in the house, pls I need your advice.
My family friend plans to invite me to Canada for about 4 months - Visiting visa. I stayed with her for over 7 years before she relocated to Canada.
She currently has a Job in canada and is also a PR.
She said can sponsor me.

The problem is we dont think her letter of invitation, her bank statements would be enough to convince them to give me 6months visiting visa.

I have no links (not married, no one to sponsor me from Nigeria neither do I have the amount needed for the trip in my account) she plans to plan to pay for the trip and all.

So we dont waste money applying for Visa, how best i can be approach this.

Your advice would be appreciated please. cry

Please read through this thread very well because its a bit difficult to prove purpose of visit, home ties, and family ties in Nigeria and in Canada, given your info above.

So reduce the days you are applying for, draw up a comprehensive daily itinerary and cost, and look for what you will use to justify home ties (esp if you aren’t working) and family ties. Whatever you come up with should convince YOU that you will return to Nigeria after the short stay.

Once again, read through everything here.

All the best.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by arro: 4:53pm On Mar 04
Hello gurus in the house , please I was refused in January 2016 base on travel history and working condition, meanwhile I work with federal government as a uniform personnel, I had been to south Africa twice before then, and now I have been to India, UK, China, will this fly please?
Again I fill paper base, but I want to go for online application especially for me and my family, please I need help.rufusadebayo2 @gmail.com
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by purplerain1: 5:06pm On Mar 04
Please what documents did you submit?
Predera:
My joy knows no bounds. I submitted paper application for TRV on 20/12/2019, received biometric validity letter on 28/01/2020. On 03/02/2020 I received a message again from VFS that my decision envelope is ready for collection. Was delivered by courier service today and it was approved!!!!!. Tried severally to link my paper application to an online account but it kept saying 'no information found'. Am more than happy.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by geotherm: 7:23pm On Mar 04
This is second application for my sister. First one was denied in November. She applied again late January and received BVL today, fingers crossed. May God favour her.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Matinho: 8:01am On Mar 05
Sorry to disturb again bro. Pls have you experienced the situation before, i was just checking the webform and read where they were saying once submitted we cant add documents but if they need additional documents they ll ask. I am thinking she should just forget about going for the biometrics of I cant add those documents, it is better than being rejected. My bank statements are in her application but i forgot to add my letter of declaration and also a letter of introduction by the bank,i feel there is no evidence that i m responsible for her financially since oyibos work based on evidence and not sentiments.

henryvic:
please go ahead to submit them fast via web form.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by geotherm: 9:00am On Mar 05
geotherm:
This is second application for my sister. First one was denied in November. She applied again late January and received BVL today, fingers crossed. May God favour her.

Wow she just got passport request. First visa denied due to travel history (no travel history). Second reason purpose of visit. After seeing the GCMS we addressed the purpose of visit with itenery.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Samklef413: 10:21am On Mar 05
geotherm:


Wow she just got passport request. First visa denied due to travel history (no travel history). Second reason purpose of visit. After seeing the GCMS we addressed the purpose of visit with itenery.
Great!
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by pufframmy: 11:23am On Mar 05
can u share documents submitted
geotherm:


Wow she just got passport request. First visa denied due to travel history (no travel history). Second reason purpose of visit. After seeing the GCMS we addressed the purpose of visit with itenery.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by emeldamicheals: 11:30am On Mar 05
Hello house,
Good morning y'all. Hope your morning is going well.
Pls, what is the current amount of fees to pay for Canadian TRV and do children pay the same amount with adults. I want to apply with my 2 kids (8 years) and maybe my mum.
Also, is medical report and police report necessary for TRV. Someone said I should add it.
Can I submit 6 months SOA
Lastly, between Online and Paper application which is better and faster presently.
I would appreciate it if someone can attend to my questions.
Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by approvedxxx: 1:50pm On Mar 05
Proof of Relationship (required)

You must provide proof of your relationship with your host or family member. This can include:

a marriage certificate
Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (IMM5409)
a birth certificate
an official document naming you as a parent
a copy of the inside back cover of the inviter's passport showing the inviter's parents, if applicable

PLEASE WHAT DOCUMENT IS REQUIRED WHEN MY COUSIN IS THE ONE INVITING ME.
VERY URGENT PLS.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by approvedxxx: 2:16pm On Mar 05
PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP WITH THIS, I AM ABOUT TO SUBMIT MY ONLINE APPLICATION. THANKS




approvedxxx:
Proof of Relationship (required)

You must provide proof of your relationship with your host or family member. This can include:

a marriage certificate
Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (IMM5409)
a birth certificate
an official document naming you as a parent
a copy of the inside back cover of the inviter's passport showing the inviter's parents, if applicable

PLEASE WHAT DOCUMENT IS REQUIRED WHEN MY COUSIN IS THE ONE INVITING ME.
VERY URGENT PLS.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by geotherm: 2:34pm On Mar 05
pufframmy:
can u share documents submitted

1st application: August denied Nov.

2nd application: January 24 BVL March 4 PPR March 5.

Documents submitted:

1. All the application forms
2. Leave letter and (b)introduction letter from her office (Federal job).
3. Tuition payment receipts for her two kids in University and one child in secondary s school.
4. Statement of account 2.5 million naira. Three months pay stubs.
5. Tentative flight itenery from Klm
6. Full itenary of day to day activities in Canada for 3 weeks. Including 3 days hotel booking for short visit to Vancouver (included under purpose of visit).
7. Letter of support from host including state of account.
8. Academic credentials and promotion letters.
9. Letter of support from husband on company letter head.
10. Explanation letter
11. Evidence of company registration- company owned jointly with husband.

Documents not submitted in the 1st application: 2b, 3, 5, 6, and 7(was submitted without host SOA, GCMS pointed ot out).

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by geotherm: 2:38pm On Mar 05
approvedxxx:
PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP WITH THIS, I AM ABOUT TO SUBMIT MY ONLINE APPLICATION. THANKS




You answered your question. If your cousin have same surname as you or previous surname it should be in both birth cert and marriage cert so submit both. Also whoever is inviting have to also submit in addition to invitation, evidence of residence status and soa showing he/she is capable of hosting you

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