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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Kaylash: 1:17am On Jan 04
Kaylash:
1. Hello. Since vfs is only accepting passport submissions via courier what’s the process? Do you just go to dhl and courier to vfs? If yes, please what’s the address to be sure.

2. how long does it take them to return the passport?
3. How do you make the return courier payment?

Thanks
can someone please help with my questions? My mum is submitting tomorrow please. Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by osumeezekiel(m): 9:44pm On Jan 04
Good evening house, please I want to find out if Canada is still taking Tourist Visa Application at the moment and what are the chances of success?
Somebody told me they do not process TRV at the moment due to COVID-19. Kindly verify this information, thanks.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Epoh4: 10:12pm On Jan 04
Kaylash:
can someone please help with my questions? My mum is submitting tomorrow please. Thanks

These links below should help


How to Send your Passport and Other required Documents to Abuja VFS
https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/634#96691131



How to Send your Passport & other required documents to VFS LAGOS (DHL Lagos to VFS Lagos Scenerio)
https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/492#95759563


For my parents, the whole process of passport submission and return took about 3 weeks

We made courier payment to VFS account and submitted teller with the passports just to be on the safe side, however some posts on Nairaland study thread confirmed they just did 2 way courier service and did not have to pay VFS courier fees.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Kaylash: 12:39am On Jan 05
Epoh4:


These links below should help


How to Send your Passport and Other required Documents to Abuja VFS
https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/634#96691131



How to Send your Passport & other required documents to VFS LAGOS (DHL Lagos to VFS Lagos Scenerio)
https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/492#95759563


For my parents, the whole process of passport submission and return took about 3 weeks

We made courier payment to VFS account and submitted teller with the passports just to be on the safe side, however some posts on Nairaland study thread confirmed they just did 2 way courier service and did not have to pay VFS courier fees.

Thank you
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by osumeezekiel(m): 1:37am On Jan 05
osumeezekiel:
Good evening house, please I want to find out if Canada is still taking Tourist Visa Application at the moment and what are the chances of success?
Somebody told me they do not process TRV at the moment due to COVID-19. Kindly verify this information, thanks.

Kindly respond
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Epoh4: 2:53am On Jan 05
osumeezekiel:


Kindly respond

I believe anyone can apply, however due to covid 19 restrictions, Canada is prioritizing application processing for persons eligible to travel

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/visitors/visa.html
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 3:42pm On Jan 05
Please how long does it take to get passport back from vfs Lagos. Submitted the passport return form since December 14th, I am yet to receive it.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by MegaGuy: 4:34pm On Jan 05
crazyinlove:


Ah, what's happening na. I just sent them the one for my in-laws on Monday and nothing yet, I hope they sort out whatever that is causing the delay soon.

Hello, has VFS responded to you? Is there a number that one can use to call them that will make them respond faster?
I’ve paid since 7th December for courier to bring my decision envelope that they said it’s with them. It’s taking too long a time.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 5:00pm On Jan 05
MegaGuy:


Hello, has VFS responded to you? Is there a number that one can use to call them that will make them respond faster?
I’ve paid since 7th December for courier to bring my decision envelope that they said it’s with them. It’s taking too long a time.

Not yet. This is really annoying
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Metrics4tea: 8:29pm On Jan 05
Good day guys. My wife uncle , who is a Canadian citizen, aged 60 years wants me to come for visit. My questions are: 1, must he indicate in the invitation that he will take care of my accomodation and feeding and what other documents must he submit. 2, will IRCC see my application as extended or immediate family member, what are my chances here to avoid refusal. 3, I currently works with a corporate organisation, will I submit my bank statemnt because I will book the flights ticket myself. 4, The major reason for the visit is for us to discuss prospective job offer, but I hope I should not indicate this as reason for the visit and what should i indicate be the best reason for the visit
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by agates: 4:48pm On Jan 06
Hello everyone, my mum has gotten an email that her passport is ready for pick up. She sent to VFS Lagos but the email states her passport is ready for pick up in Abuja. Has anyone ever had this issue? How do we pay the courier fees and what forms do we fill. I have emailed VFS but no response, one cannot chat with them either and they aren't picking their calls.

For those who received their passports recently how did you go about it. Thank you.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Metrics4tea: 6:34pm On Jan 06
Metrics4tea:
Good day guys. My wife uncle , who is a Canadian citizen, aged 60 years wants me to come for visit. My questions are: 1, must he indicate in the invitation that he will take care of my accomodation and feeding and what other documents must he submit. 2, will IRCC see my application as extended or immediate family member, what are my chances here to avoid refusal. 3, I currently works with a corporate organisation, will I submit my bank statemnt because I will book the flights ticket myself. 4, The major reason for the visit is for us to discuss prospective job offer, but I hope I should not indicate this as reason for the visit to IRCC, what should be the best reason for the visit. I intend to stay for two months
Any advise on this pls. I need a guide
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 8:41pm On Jan 06
MegaGuy:


Hello, has VFS responded to you? Is there a number that one can use to call them that will make them respond faster?
I’ve paid since 7th December for courier to bring my decision envelope that they said it’s with them. It’s taking too long a time.

So I called vfs this morning on this number 08150188800 and they informed me the passport was shipped out since 22nd of December. The lady I spoke to gave me the UPS tracking number.

When I tried tracking the passport on ups site it was showing the package has been abandoned.

I am currently following up on this with both UPS and VFS. I will keep you posted.

Please anyone with similar experience should advise too.

Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by englois: 11:55pm On Jan 06
Don't pass by if you can help please.
I need urgent medical appointment for January to mid-January for swapping with my Jan 26 date. Please help me.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Onedimple: 12:14am On Jan 07
Hi. Has anyone been in this situation:

My elder sister applied for an Authorization for Travel exemption and she got a reply that her request could not be processed because she does not have a visitor visa. Meanwhile her visa application has been with them since last year February. And there is a portion of the instruction for applying for an exemption on their website that, encourages people who had earlier submitted a visa application can apply for an exemption.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by tolfa(m): 12:44am On Jan 07
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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by wizean(m): 1:56am On Jan 07
This is my biggest concern about this whole courier thing with VFS -The very possibility that packages can get lost in transit.

crazyinlove:


So I called vfs this morning on this number 08150188800 and they informed me the passport was shipped out since 22nd of December. The lady I spoke to gave me the UPS tracking number.

When I tried tracking the passport on ups site it was showing the package has been abandoned.

I am currently following up on this with both UPS and VFS. I will keep you posted.

Please anyone with similar experience should advise too.

Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by shadama: 2:21pm On Jan 07
Onedimple:
Hi. Has anyone been in this situation:

My elder sister applied for an Authorization for Travel exemption and she got a reply that her request could not be processed because she does not have a visitor visa. Meanwhile her visa application has been with them since last year February. And there is a portion of the instruction for applying for an exemption on their website that, encourages people who had earlier submitted a visa application can apply for an exemption.

Just to clarify, did she include all the info on their list? Did she state clearly that she has an application in progress along with her UCI number etc? This one:

Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Onedimple: 2:39pm On Jan 07
shadama:


Just to clarify, did she include all the info on their list? Did she state clearly that she has an application in progress along with her UCI number etc? This one:

Yes, she did.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Adellbabe: 5:17pm On Jan 07
wizean:
This is my biggest concern about this whole courier thing with VFS -The very possibility that packages can get lost in transit.

Hello house,
VFS global Nigeria has a big problem, I chatted here sometime ago about my passport, I got an insider phone number and he told me that my passport has been with UPS courier service since 31/12/2020 . I was just send the email and tracking ID of the parcel. Hmmmm i will be free from Nigeria's nonchalant altitude . If you have the same issue please call this number.08071191132( Mr Festus VFS). Thanks

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 6:04pm On Jan 07
crazyinlove:


So I called vfs this morning on this number 08150188800 and they informed me the passport was shipped out since 22nd of December. The lady I spoke to gave me the UPS tracking number.

When I tried tracking the passport on ups site it was showing the package has been abandoned.

I am currently following up on this with both UPS and VFS. I will keep you posted.

Please anyone with similar experience should advise too.

Thanks

Hi guys, I found that VFS gave a wrong address to UPS. I had to double check if the mistake was from me but it was an error from their end. I have sorted this with UPS and I pray to get the passports in coming days. However, I think we really need to fight this courier being the only option for passport pickup. It doesn't seems to be reliable. They should be able to allow people to schedule appointment for passport pickup instead forcing everyone to use courier. A lot of applicants are in Lagos and can easily go pickup their passport themselves without using the courier.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 6:06pm On Jan 07
Adellbabe:
Hello house,
VFS global Nigeria has a big problem, I chatted here sometime ago about my passport, I got an insider phone number and he told me that my passport has been with UPS courier service since 31/12/2020 . I was just send the email and tracking ID of the parcel. Hmmmm i will be free from Nigeria's nonchalant altitude . If you have the same issue please call this number.08071191132( Mr Festus VFS). Thanks

I will advise you get the UPS tracking number from VFS so that you will know the true state of your parcel. Mine was showing PACKAGE ABANDONED and further inquiry revealed that VFS gave them a wrong address.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by wizean(m): 11:30pm On Jan 07
The most frustrating part is the fact that they are not reachable. They don't pick calls on their official contact phone number, the chat platform isn't available and they don't respond to mails. I sent a mail requesting for the procedure to send passports to them since December 30th, they are yet to respond till date. I eventually got all the info on Nairaland. Except for the personal phone numbers that people are giving out here now, it's just almost impossible to reach them if you have any issues and that's just very unfair. Why should everything be so difficult with the Nigerian system?

crazyinlove:


Hi guys, I found that VFS gave a wrong address to UPS. I had to double check if the mistake was from me but it was an error from their end. I have sorted this with UPS and I pray to get the passports in coming days. However, I think we really need to fight this courier being the only option for passport pickup. It doesn't seems to be reliable. They should be able to allow people to schedule appointment for passport pickup instead forcing everyone to use courier. A lot of applicants are in Lagos and can easily go pickup their passport themselves without using the courier.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Adellbabe: 12:19am On Jan 08
crazyinlove:


I will advise you get the UPS tracking number from VFS so that you will know the true state of your parcel. Mine was showing PACKAGE ABANDONED and further inquiry revealed that VFS gave them a wrong address.
Thanks for reply. Yes I have gotten the tracking number and will call the driver ASAP. Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Adellbabe: 10:30am On Jan 08
crazyinlove:


I will advise you get the UPS tracking number from VFS so that you will know the true state of your parcel. Mine was showing PACKAGE ABANDONED and further inquiry revealed that VFS gave them a wrong address.
thanks I have the tracking number and I tracked it. Please do you have any person number I can call so as to know where the driver is. Thanks for your help
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 2:42pm On Jan 08
Adellbabe:
thanks I have the tracking number and I tracked it. Please do you have any person number I can call so as to know where the driver is. Thanks for your help

Cool. I don't know anyone
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Violetdaisy: 6:56pm On Jan 08
Agates, I sent you an email


agates:
Hello everyone, my mum has gotten an email that her passport is ready for pick up. She sent to VFS Lagos but the email states her passport is ready for pick up in Abuja. Has anyone ever had this issue? How do we pay the courier fees and what forms do we fill. I have emailed VFS but no response, one cannot chat with them either and they aren't picking their calls.

For those who received their passports recently how did you go about it. Thank you.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by agates: 7:05pm On Jan 08
Violetdaisy:
Agates, I sent you an email



Ok
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Adellbabe: 11:31am On Jan 09
wizean:
The most frustrating part is the fact that they are not reachable. They don't pick calls on their official contact phone number, the chat platform isn't available and they don't respond to mails. I sent a mail requesting for the procedure to send passports to them since December 30th, they are yet to respond till date. I eventually got all the info on Nairaland. Except for the personal phone numbers that people are giving out here now, it's just almost impossible to reach them if you have any issues and that's just very unfair. Why should everything be so difficult with the Nigerian system?

Good morning house, please I need your help, my parcel has been with UPS courier service since 31/12/2020 and till date, I have not received it. I tracked it in transit but later say Reschedule delivery, I am worried my flight is Tuesday. Is there any personal phone number I can call . Please help me thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by jjohndoe83: 6:03pm On Jan 09
If I'm applying for a TRV and intend to travel with my infant, do I need to fill out a separate visa application for them.

If not, do I need to/where do I upload their international passport on my online application?

Thank you for your kind responses.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 8:04pm On Jan 09
Adellbabe:
Good morning house, please I need your help, my parcel has been with UPS courier service since 31/12/2020 and till date, I have not received it. I tracked it in transit but later say Reschedule delivery, I am worried my flight is Tuesday. Is there any personal phone number I can call . Please help me thanks

Customer service for UPS 012713605
or 012713606

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