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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by babs4all: 8:51am On Jan 10
I agree with you 100%. This courier of a thing is a big scam. Ordinarily, courier services within Lagos should not cost more than 2k. This guys collect about 12k. VFS is a scammer. Unfortunately, we don't have a government.
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.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Tryme123: 10:29am On Jan 10
Good morning
I submitted my passport since mid last month and I am yet to hear from Vsf to know if it has been returned back to them from the embassy. I had to cancel my flight due to the situation.
Please can anyone help me out. It is really an emergency.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by MegaGuy: 2:46pm On Jan 10
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

Thanks so much I’ll contact both VFS and UPS tomorrow. I’m so glad for these contacts. I paid since December 7th, 2020 and I stay in Lagos yet I can’t get my decision envelope from them. Frustrating and sad.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by jjohndoe83: 11:25pm On Jan 10
jjohndoe83:
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.
Any ideas?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Candybright: 11:44pm On Jan 10
jjohndoe83:
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.
When you start your application, you will be asked sone questions which include if you are submitting application for another family memeber of which you will answer yes and answer all other questions accordingly. When you are done with the questions, it will bring out all documents you are supposed to submit, your child's section will be just below yours and you can upload his passport and every otger thing requested from him in his own column.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by jjohndoe83: 12:15am On Jan 11
Candybright:

When you start your application, you will be asked sone questions which include if you are submitting application for another family memeber of which you will answer yes and answer all other questions accordingly. When you are done with the questions, it will bring out all documents you are supposed to submit, your child's section will be just below yours and you can upload his passport and every otger thing requested from him in his own column.
Thank you!
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Metrics4tea: 8:47pm On Jan 11
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 and what should i indicate be the best reason for the visit
Any advise on this pls
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Chirolechick: 11:58am On Jan 13
1. If he is taking care of your expenses then he has to state it in the invitation letter, he only needs to give you an invitation letter
2. You’re neither an immediate family member nor an extended family member, you can still apply, your application will be kept on hold till the restrictions are off
3. To show strong ties home, you should show proof that you’re working like offer letter, pay stub, bank statement to show your salary and to show you can afford the trip
4. It’s a tourist/visa visa, your purpose of travel letter should indicate same, any reason contrary to this is tantamount to refusal

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/visitors/immediate-family.html#extended

See the link to see who an immediate or extended family member is

Metrics4tea:

Any advise on this pls
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Tryme123: 1:01pm On Jan 13
Tryme123:
Good morning
I submitted my passport since mid last month and I am yet to hear from Vsf to know if it has been returned back to them from the embassy. I had to cancel my flight due to the situation.
Please can anyone help me out. It is really an emergency.
Please any advice
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by timmyfg: 7:43pm On Jan 13
Has anyone gotten response on canadian tourist visa??. I have concluded my biometrics since February 2020
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by jjohndoe83: 12:11am On Jan 14
Is VFS still open for biometrics? I applied for a TRV for a family relation coming to help us take care of a new born. Will she be able to give her biometric?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Julijuli73: 12:44am On Jan 14
No response here since. What’s going on ?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by pufframmy: 3:24am On Jan 14
Wow over 8 months
timmyfg:
Has anyone gotten response on canadian tourist visa??. I have concluded my biometrics since February 2020
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by kennyrony(m): 7:36am On Jan 14
Pls someone needs an advice. I have a valid visitor's visa and my wife's immediate brother is in canada as a Permanent Residence. Having applied for authorization to unite with him, IRCC sent a message to fill a form IMM 0006 [Statutory declaration] and sign by a lawyer to declare my relationship with my brother in law.
The form could not be completed by him because there is no space that fits our relationship. Spouse's sibling is there, but sibling spouse isn't there. I am confused on what to do next. My visa expires in less than two months! Can I risk traveling without authorization letter?

Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by damsel93(f): 8:04am On Jan 14
jjohndoe83:
Is VFS still open for biometrics? I applied for a TRV for a family relation coming to help us take care of a new born. Will she be able to give her biometric?
They are open for biometrics, I did mine last Friday
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by FYsol: 10:54am On Jan 14
We are in the same shoe bro. You do not qualify. Only your wife does.


kennyrony:
Pls someone needs an advice. I have a valid visitor's visa and my wife's immediate brother is in canada as a Permanent Residence. Having applied for authorization to unite with him, IRCC sent a message to fill a form IMM 0006 [Statutory declaration] and sign by a lawyer to declare my relationship with my brother in law.
The form could not be completed by him because there is no space that fits our relationship. Spouse's sibling is there, but sibling spouse isn't there. I am confused on what to do next. My visa expires in less than two months! Can I risk traveling without authorization letter?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Chirolechick: 12:44pm On Jan 14
You won’t be allowed to board any flight without an authorization letter

kennyrony:
Pls someone needs an advice. I have a valid visitor's visa and my wife's immediate brother is in canada as a Permanent Residence. Having applied for authorization to unite with him, IRCC sent a message to fill a form IMM 0006 [Statutory declaration] and sign by a lawyer to declare my relationship with my brother in law.
The form could not be completed by him because there is no space that fits our relationship. Spouse's sibling is there, but sibling spouse isn't there. I am confused on what to do next. My visa expires in less than two months! Can I risk traveling without authorization letter?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 3:50pm On Jan 14
MegaGuy:


Thanks so much I’ll contact both VFS and UPS tomorrow. I’m so glad for these contacts. I paid since December 7th, 2020 and I stay in Lagos yet I can’t get my decision envelope from them. Frustrating and sad.

Any update on your passport return. I've sent the correct address to both UPS and VFS yet nothing. I pray everything works out fine.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by OyiBeeBee: 2:39pm On Jan 15
Hello house.
I applied for a TRV in November and my eligibility review and BGC has started.
Pls how do I know which visa office my file has been transferred to?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Ashirioluwa: 3:01pm On Jan 15
timmyfg:
Has anyone gotten response on canadian tourist visa??. I have concluded my biometrics since February 2020

Right now they only give priority to those applicants who are “Eligible to travel” due to the COVID-19 situation.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Infiosa: 7:01pm On Jan 15
OyiBeeBee:
Hello house.
I applied for a TRV in November and my eligibility review and BGC has started.
Pls how do I know which visa office my file has been transferred to?
Are u a family member of a Canadian citizens or PR holders?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by OyiBeeBee: 10:28pm On Jan 15
Infiosa:

Are u a family member of a Canadian citizens or PR holders?

Yes.
Why?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Echinedu1: 12:39pm On Jan 16
[quote author=kennyrony post=98038848]Pls someone needs an advice. I have a valid visitor's visa and my wife's immediate brother is in canada as a Permanent Residence. Having applied for authorization to unite with him, IRCC sent a message to fill a form IMM 0006 [Statutory declaration] and sign by a lawyer to declare my relationship with my brother in law.
The form could not be completed by him because there is no space that fits our relationship. Spouse's sibling is there, but sibling spouse isn't there. I am confused on what to do next. My visa expires in less than two months! Can I risk traveling without authorization letter?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by FYsol: 1:55pm On Jan 16
Lol. He's an in law and not a sibling. His wife is a sibling and qualify.



Echinedu1:


Look at that ...Spouse's sibling is there, and sibling spouse is there...read and understand the statement!
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Echinedu1: 2:18pm On Jan 16
FYsol:
Lol. He's an in law and not a sibling. His wife is a sibling and qualify.



You rigth ...in law not qualify .thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by milkytins(m): 12:20pm On Jan 17
Good afternoon all.
I submitted an application for work permit (a year postdoc) on January 4, 2021. I added my wife's open work permit and a 5yr old daughter for visitor visa to my application. I received medical requests for myself and wife yesterday (14 days after submission).
Pls is there anything wrong with my daughter's application for not receiving medical request?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 1:02pm On Jan 17
milkytins:
Good afternoon all.
I submitted an application for work permit (a year postdoc) on January 4, 2021. I added my wife's open work permit and a 5yr old daughter for visitor visa to my application. I received medical requests for myself and wife yesterday (14 days after submission).
Pls is there anything wrong with my daughter's application for not receiving medical request?
you dont do medicals for visiting visa to the best of my knowledge

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by milkytins(m): 1:22pm On Jan 17
crazyinlove:

you dont do medicals for visiting visa to the best of my knowledge

Thanks.
However, their website shows that visitors from Nigeria staying more than 6months need to do medicals.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 8:43pm On Jan 17
milkytins:


Thanks.
However, their website shows that visitors from Nigeria staying more than 6months need to do medicals.

Okay. I will advise you wait for a while like till end of the month, if you didn't get a request then fill a web form
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Kaylash: 12:47pm On Jan 18
Good morning.

My mum submitted her passport to the VFS in Lagos and we just got a notification that her passport is ready for collection at the VAC in Abuja. Has anyone had this issue before?
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Kaylash: 2:12pm On Jan 18
Kaylash:
Good morning.

My mum submitted her passport to the VFS in Lagos and we just got a notification that her passport is ready for collection at the VAC in Abuja. Has anyone had this issue before?

Please does anyone have a different VFS contact number? The one on their website isn’t going through
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by crazyinlove: 2:45pm On Jan 18
Kaylash:


Please does anyone have a different VFS contact number? The one on their website isn’t going through

Try calling them with this approach. I was able to reach them using the second approach.

lentomac:

From the experience of members in this forum,
Lagos VFS has doing as if they are on a SLOW MO CHALLENGE. Some applicants got their Stamped passports 30 to 40 days after where as Abuja VFS was much faster.


What you can do is this

If you have gotten a Tracking ID from Lagos VFS,
you have to Bombard them with Calls until any of their agents pick

Do refer to this post

Trick on how to reach out to VFS (via Call)
https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/692#97051549

you can also send Mails to them, though I heard they hardly reply mails but there is no harm in trying, you might just be lucky

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