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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by bubsykay: 1:40pm On Jan 31, 2015
lalavita:
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).


@lalavita. Thank you so much bro! I have both paper acceptance letter and invitation letter from the conference organizers and I have my sch doc intact. I even have a reference letter from the foreign company where I work part time and I will do as you suggested for the co-director.

Meanwhile, I was actually planning to use the fixed deposit majorly (which is only a monthly renewed investment) and the foreign bank statement as a back up because my Naija acct is not actively in use.

Finally, Do you have an idea of how long the letter of introduction should be? Once again Thank you and God bless.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by lalavita: 2:41pm On Jan 31, 2015
Ok great.
What is your primary source of income? the foreign company? Then be sure to include the letter from them and also reference them in your intro letter.
Do you have payslips from them? You can also add 6 months payslip and any income tax docs if available.

Now to your funding of the trip. You need to CLEARLY show you can comfortably afford it. e.g if you only have 2k in your account, that means after buying ticket...no money left. Not logical that your entire income will just go on a trip.
Right now this seems like the weakest point in your app.

I am not 100% sure how your own fixed deposit works but you need to show you have immediate access to the money and you plan on using it to fund the trip. The impression with fixed dep is usually that you do not have immediate access.
Perhaps a letter stating that you have immediate access to the funds.

You can also explain better in your intro letter.

As per length of intro letter, I would say one page. No need for 2 much long story.

Intro Letter. You can use sub-headings and provide details under each and reference docs included in your app package.
- About Me
- Current Occupation - PhD Student
- Current Employment - Job Details
- Reason for and Details of Trip
- Funding for Trip
- Ties to Nigeria

____
Forgot to ask before, if you are married, you can also add your marriage certificate and a wedding pic. This serves as a home tie
You can also add a flight ticket reservation for your trip (dont buy o)

Above all, be 100% honest and make sure you stick to the terms of your visa and come back.

All the best.

bubsykay:



@lalavita. Thank you so much bro! I have both paper acceptance letter and invitation letter from the conference organizers and I have my sch doc intact. I even have a reference letter from the foreign company where I work part time and I will do as you suggested for the co-director.

Meanwhile, I was actually planning to use the fixed deposit majorly (which is only a monthly renewed investment) and the foreign bank statement as a back up because my Naija acct is not actively in use.

Finally, Do you have an idea of how long the letter of introduction should be? Once again Thank you and God bless.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by bubsykay: 3:19pm On Jan 31, 2015
lalavita:
Ok great.
What is your primary source of income? the foreign company? Then be sure to include the letter from them and also reference them in your intro letter.
Do you have payslips from them? You can also add 6 months payslip and any income tax docs if available.
Now to your funding of the trip. You need to CLEARLY show you can comfortably afford it. e.g if you only have 2k in your account, that means after buying ticket...no money left. Not logical that your entire income will just go on a trip.
Right now this seems like the weakest point in your app.
I am not 100% sure how your own fixed deposit works but you need to show you have immediate access to the money and you plan on using it to fund the trip. The impression with fixed dep is usually that you do not have immediate access.
Perhaps a letter stating that you have immediate access to the funds.
You can also explain better in your intro letter.
As per length of intro letter, I would say one page. No need for 2 much long story.
Intro Letter. You can use sub-headings and provide details under each and reference docs included in your app package.
- About Me
- Current Occupation - PhD Student
- Current Employment - Job Details
- Reason for and Details of Trip
- Funding for Trip
- Ties to Nigeria
____
Forgot to ask before, if you are married, you can also add your marriage certificate and a wedding pic. This serves as a home tie
You can also add a flight ticket reservation for your trip (dont buy o)
Above all, be 100% honest and make sure you stick to the terms of your visa and come back.
All the best.

Once again thank you for the info sir! The foreign work is a part time cash payment job in which there is no payment slip, due to my status as a full time student but I have been there for few years and I normally get reference for my trips. The 2m is in Naija fixed deposit which is about 10k usd and that is the major fund I intend to use for the trip. I can get a letter for immediate access to the fund if GTB will give or is it advisable to cancel the fix and have the money in the account and get SOP?

Meanwhile, I was considering the co-director affidavit as a supporting home tie to the Land doc since I'm not married yet..... Finally, I can not over stay or stay in any country illegally for a min, so the issue of coming back is not a problem.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by cronsberg: 6:08pm On Feb 01, 2015
Hey guys, what do you think my chances are for a visitor visa with these documents

1. Completed visa application forms
2. five day tour by a canadian tour agency booked and paid for
3. Round trip air tickets booked and paid for
4. One week hotel booking paid for
5. Two months statement of account with 1.5 million naira, plus a 500, 000 naira fixed deposite account
6. Land and vehicle documents to my name
7. Photocopies of passport with travel history to two countries
8. Recently became unemployed but helps in managing the family business
9. An intro letter stating all the places i intend to visit in detail

reason for the advance payment of round trip air ticket and hotel plus tour is to show willingness to return after my visit
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by bubsykay: 7:56pm On Feb 01, 2015
cronsberg:
Hey guys, what do you think my chances are for a visitor visa with these documents
1. Completed visa application forms
2. five day tour by a canadian tour agency booked and paid for
3. Round trip air tickets booked and paid for
4. One week hotel booking paid for
5. Two months statement of account with 1.5 million naira, plus a 500, 000 naira fixed deposite account
6. Land and vehicle documents to my name
7. Photocopies of passport with travel history to two countries
8. Recently became unemployed but helps in managing the family business
9. An intro letter stating all the places i intend to visit in detail
reason for the advance payment of round trip air ticket and hotel plus tour is to show willingness to return after my visit


Are you married?
Did you provide documents for the family business employment? (source of fund)
Anyway! It looks good and pray it comes out well. Kindly let us know when you applied and how it goes.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Anewdawn: 8:06pm On Feb 01, 2015
House Pls how many working days does it take for canada visa process in nigeria.

And is it possible to apply from the US?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by RetailCity01: 10:22am On Feb 03, 2015
Hello Everybody
I begin to realized this forum to be outstanding,touching visting and tourism aspect,I have gottten Canada multipl visiting. And business visa since october 2014 but not yet travel till date.My big concern is that I'm suppoose to travel to attend a conference for january which I did not due to some family issue.I m planing to travel soon hope this not affect at the point of entry in canada,
Moreso, as an architect by profession how easy to get a job if am deceiding to stay canada after my short visit.
Pls any helpul information concerning my status will be highly welcome. Thank You



greeners222:
Nairalanders I noticed on this travel section we don't have any forum for people that intend to travel to Canada just for visiting or tourism we only got Canada student visa forum and when people try to ask for help on there people don't render any help. I'm not a Visa guru myself. I created this so people can drop there problem and some Nairalanders that knows better can answer them back. Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by RetailCity01: 12:36pm On Feb 03, 2015
Yes bro I m a living withness, I apply wit SOA 700k n I was issue 2yr multiple.GOD pass VO when Alimighty is working no immigration can stop him.
.
presidentpikin:
Thank you brother..... People forget so easily the power of Grace inasmuch he is not the VO I shall come out with testimony of Grace fr people like that believe in GOD the power of Grace will meet us at a point that we are weak.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 12:52pm On Feb 03, 2015
RetailCity01:
Yes bro I m a living withness, I apply wit SOA 700k n I was issue 2yr multiple.GOD pass VO when Alimighty is working no immigration can stop him.
.
Our God is great my brother, it only the people that believe in there efforts and wisdom will not believe in God's miracle. I was denied once but I believe God will give me your type of miracle (2yrs multiple) I claim it . Regarding your question, just find another conference and make a booking ,explain to them at port of entry if they ask about your previous conference ni o ,that you have some urgent business or job issues to attend to .
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by RetailCity01: 1:21pm On Feb 03, 2015
Thank you Brother! Miracle happen every day.
Bostin:
Our God is great my brother, it only the people that believe in there efforts and wisdom will not believe in God's miracle. I was denied once but I believe God will give me your type of miracle (2yrs multiple) I claim it . Regarding your question, just find another conference and make a booking ,explain to them at port of entry if they ask about your previous conference ni o ,that you have some urgent business or job issues to attend to .
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by cronsberg: 1:25pm On Feb 03, 2015
bubsykay:



Are you married?
Did you provide documents for the family business employment? (source of fund)
Anyway! It looks good and pray it comes out well. Kindly let us know when you applied and how it goes.

I ain't married, and unemployed. By helping in managing the family business, i don't mean in any official capacity, as in just goes there once in a while do this and that, so no official papers exist. As to the source of fund, i don't think an embassy will ask a source of fund as long as the money is not monstrous, asking is the job of the E.F.C.C and not the embassy. But even if asked, i can provide a sales agreement document for my land. As to home ties, i can provide my car and land documents, statement of fixed deposit account, family pictures to prove upper middle class background which means i must come back to my family(saw on the embassy site that family pics can be included in the application). and oh, my statement of account is only two months old. so with this explanation, did i improve my chances, or is there any suggestions as to ways of improving my chances.

i don't know why simple visa application has to be this difficult anyway. too much strictness, and documentations. Shouldn't a single person want to go on tourism? so an unemployed person shouldn't want to enjoy vocation even if they got the means?

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 1:31pm On Feb 03, 2015
RetailCity01:
Thank you Brother! Miracle happen every day.
pls do you include in your application you have any relatives in Canada,is that necessary?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by greeners222(m): 3:04pm On Feb 03, 2015
@retailcity01: before you submitted your application pls list all d documents u gathered. I want you to list all your documents you submitted including how you explained to them that the 700k would be enough for your trip or conference. What are your travelling history or was it a virgin passport. I want the house to benefit from how you got yourself your Canadian visa. God bless you as you do so. Explain how everything was shuffled where uve been before I mean travelled to

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 4:17pm On Feb 03, 2015
@Retailcity01 please do as greener requested,we're all waiting to learn ...
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by ycoxyng: 5:40pm On Feb 03, 2015
@All, this thread is long overdue. I applied for Canadian Visa last year with my whole family of 5 and we were granted 2 years multiple visa. although I have listed the documents and forms that we filled in the other thread. I will make effort to list it here before the week runs out. cheers to everyone.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Nobody: 4:21am On Feb 04, 2015
RetailCity01:
Hello Everybody
I begin to realized this forum to be outstanding,touching visting and tourism aspect,I have gottten Canada multipl visiting. And business visa since october 2014 but not yet travel till date.My big concern is that I'm suppoose to travel to attend a conference for january which I did not due to some family issue.I m planing to travel soon hope this not affect at the point of entry in canada,
Moreso, as an architect by profession how easy to get a job if am deceiding to stay canada after my short visit.
Pls any helpul information concerning my status will be highly welcome. Thank You



Reasons why you can't get a job in Canada on a visit visa.
Architecture is a regulated profession and Employers would demand for your SIN card/number. You can get a job that might pay cash to hand though but they are usually much lower than minimum wage.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by justwise(m): 7:49am On Feb 04, 2015
RetailCity01:
Hello Everybody
I begin to realized this forum to be outstanding,touching visting and tourism aspect,I have gottten Canada multipl visiting. And business visa since october 2014 but not yet travel till date.My big concern is that I'm suppoose to travel to attend a conference for january which I did not due to some family issue.I m planing to travel soon hope this not affect at the point of entry in canada,
Moreso, as an architect by profession how easy to get a job if am deceiding to stay canada after my short visit.
Pls any helpul information concerning my status will be highly welcome. Thank You


RetailCity01:
Yes bro I m a living withness, I apply wit SOA 700k n I was issue 2yr multiple. GOD pass VO when Alimighty is working no immigration can stop him.
.

Indeed...God pass VO....did you state in your visa application form that you will be abusing your visiting visa?

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Nobody: 9:12am On Feb 04, 2015
justwise:




Indeed...God pass VO....did you state in your visa application form that you will be abusing your visiting visa?
.

Chai, justwise, lwkmd......God, God and God, and yet we do the wrong thing... grin grin
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by ycoxyng: 11:00am On Feb 04, 2015
justwise:

Indeed...God pass VO....did you state in your visa application form that you will be abusing your visiting visa?
grin grin grin grin
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 3:35pm On Feb 04, 2015
justwise:




Indeed...God pass VO....did you state in your visa application form that you will be abusing your visiting visa?
Not that am in support of the abuse but condition fit make crayfish bend ....brother please come back home every six six months don't over stay abeg atleast God don bless you with two years visa, you can renew and change your status during visiting ..God bless Nigeria for Us .

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by maternal: 8:30pm On Feb 04, 2015
RetailCity01:
Hello Everybody
I begin to realized this forum to be outstanding,touching visting and tourism aspect,I have gottten Canada multipl visiting. And business visa since october 2014 but not yet travel till date.My big concern is that I'm suppoose to travel to attend a conference for january which I did not due to some family issue.I m planing to travel soon hope this not affect at the point of entry in canada,
Moreso, as an architect by profession how easy to get a job if am deceiding to stay canada after my short visit.
Pls any helpul information concerning my status will be highly welcome. Thank You




You'll be flagged in the system and eventually deported. Working is not even an option.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Bostin(m): 9:20pm On Feb 04, 2015
maternal:


You'll be flagged in the system and eventually deported. Working is not even an option.
i suggest you advice people here not Condemning anyone. You go scare ppl away from this Thread oo ... Better list the options to safe a life .

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by maternal: 10:27pm On Feb 04, 2015
Bostin:
i suggest you advice people here not Condemning anyone. You go scare ppl away from this Thread oo ... Better list the options to safe a life .

Just telling the truth. All these boys think their ideas are original. Not only does this man think he can stay illegally, he also thinks he can practice being an architect. These ideas are comical.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by tee12345(m): 10:44pm On Feb 04, 2015
Bostin:
i suggest you advice people here not Condemning anyone. You go scare ppl away from this Thread oo ... Better list the options to safe a life .

Observe the rules. If you want to work, apply for a Work Visa. Nothing stops you from doing that if you are eligible.

A visitors visa (B or V) is for visit purpose only. You shouldn't seek employment with that.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by RetailCity01: 8:03am On Feb 05, 2015
Bro! I try not to understand your point of view!cos 90% of pple abroad today irrespective of their status always have a testimony.in any step in life we should allow God to take care of the system.
When God is not yet finished No deportation cos to every achievement we need to take a MOVE, ASK GOD for HElping Hand and have FAITH.

Thanks for your comment well said but Nothing is Impossble.
maternal post=304315
78:



You'll be flagged in the system and eventually deported. Working is not even an option.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by RetailCity01: 8:23am On Feb 05, 2015
In my application I only apply that I'm goin for a. 4 days conference and state that I will also be visitin some notable place during my short Visit with my hotel reservation . No single contact in CA.

Bostin:
pls do you include in your application you have any relatives in Canada,is that necessary?

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by RetailCity01: 8:38am On Feb 05, 2015
Oga! You need to sound like a leader,every man on earth is staying illegally and no ideal so original.one thing is certain to every movig idea event will take place ,Good or Bad.
My little experience show that Grace can touch even fake ideal and make them ORIGINAL!

Stay cool bro

maternal:


Just telling the truth. All these boys think their ideas are original. Not only does this man think he can stay illegally, he also thinks he can practice being an architect. These ideas are comical.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by RetailCity01: 8:48am On Feb 05, 2015
Thank you bro God bless You.
Future count as family person I will do anyting that will affect my family future application.The big question for any reason some pple will never return cos pple will abuse them. That opportunity come but nonce.


Bostin:
Not that am in support of the abuse but condition fit make crayfish bend ....brother please come back home every six six months don't over stay abeg atleast God don bless you with two years visa, you can renew and change your status during visiting ..God bless Nigeria for Us .

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by RetailCity01: 9:01am On Feb 05, 2015
Thank You, Every coMment is well said.All the Best

saxywale:

Reasons why you can't get a job in Canada on a visit visa.
Architecture is a regulated profession and Employers would demand for your SIN card/number. You can get a job that might pay cash to hand though but they are usually much lower than minimum wage.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by RetailCity01: 9:29am On Feb 05, 2015
Hello Sir,
I thank you for bring up this forum once again.
I have little travelling history to: UK, US, FRANCE ,GERMANY,Holland, TURKeY
I just tell them that I assure n guarrantee my financial security durin dis visit period
DOC:event registration detail and receipt
Emplyment letter
3 month SOA with 100K opening balance 700k closing balance
Pay slip, hotel reservation,Coference registaion payment detail,flight booking,family photograph,professinal and previuos Conference cetificate of attendee,previous training and certificate abroad,marriage cercificate,family birth cert and dre data page,Landed property,introduction letter, leave letter,copy of previous Visa, and Finally Prayer

Thank you.
Regards

greeners222 post=30
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@retailcity01: before you submitted your application pls list all d documents u gathered. I want you to list all your documents you submitted including how you explained to them that the 700k would be enough for your trip or conference. What are your travelling history or was it a virgin passport. I want the house to benefit from how you got yourself your Canadian visa. God bless you as you do so. Explain how everything was shuffled where uve been before I mean travelled to

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by superchi: 2:22pm On Feb 05, 2015
Hello everyone,

I just got a Canadian visa today for me, my wife and daughter. And it took less three weeks!
I filled and printed form, then got it sign and straight to VFS Canada Visa center. I applied for the purpose of a tourist.
We really didn't have plenty money but we had enough to cover the trip. We had just N1.5million in our bank statement.
But before I applied I didn't a small research here just to know people's experience. You just need deligence.
See my package documentation:

1. Hotel reservation (used my GTBank mastercard)
2. Statement of acct.
3. Marriage cert.
4. Fixed investment letter
5. Daughter's birth cert.
6. Travel plan: my itinerary (tourist attractions I intend to visit) and breakdown of expense (cost of flight, taxi, local transport etc)
7. Employment letter
6. Copy of Annual leave approval
7. Work ID.
8. ...of course two passport photo! THAT'S ALL!

I let them know I don't have anyone in Canada and I intend to go with my wife and kids. No invitation, so the hotel.
Well, how did I convince them I'll return to Nigeria? I really can't tell. I suspect it's our travel history, been to the US, UK and Switzerland. Still, I'm not too sure. One thing I did was being very meticulous in arranging the above docs.
Multiple entry for one year. That's not bad.
Wish you luck.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Kayraph(m): 3:34pm On Feb 05, 2015
superchi:
Hello everyone,

I just got a Canadian visa today for me, my wife and daughter. And it took less three weeks!
I filled and printed form, then got it sign and straight to VFS Canada Visa center. I applied for the purpose of a tourist.
We really didn't have plenty money but we had enough to cover the trip. We had just N1.5million in our bank statement.
But before I applied I didn't a small research here just to know people's experience. You just need deligence.
See my package documentation:

1. Hotel reservation (used my GTBank mastercard)
2. Statement of acct.
3. Marriage cert.
4. Fixed investment letter
5. Daughter's birth cert.
6. Travel plan: my itinerary (tourist attractions I intend to visit) and breakdown of expense (cost of flight, taxi, local transport etc)
7. Employment letter
6. Copy of Annual leave approval
7. Work ID.
8. ...of course two passport photo! THAT'S ALL!

I let them know I don't have anyone in Canada and I intend to go with my wife and kids. No invitation, so the hotel.
Well, how did I convince them I'll return to Nigeria? I really can't tell. I suspect it's our travel history, been to the US, UK and Switzerland. Still, I'm not too sure. One thing I did was being very meticulous in arranging the above docs.
Multiple entry for one year. That's not bad.
Wish you luck.



Hello Superchi,

Please could you share with me a template for the below:

Travel plan: my itinerary (tourist attractions I intend to visit) and breakdown of expense (cost of flight, taxi, local transport etc)

Thank you.

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