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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by caseynewnn: 2:55pm On Apr 23
OyiBeeBee:
Yes to Lufthansa.

Thank you very much.

Pls which Lab would you recommend in terms of on time receipt of test results
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Chirolechick: 3:20pm On Apr 23
Check the list of approved covid labs on their website, I believe they have one since Emirates and Ethiopian have one

caseynewnn:

Pls which Lab would you recommend in terms of on time receipt of test results
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Fazfunms: 6:15pm On Apr 23
caseynewnn:

Pls which Lab would you recommend in terms of on time receipt of test results

Synlab. Got my result in less than 24 hours

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Beedempsey: 6:48pm On Apr 23
Hi people,

Please Who else requested for authorization letter and yet to get a response ? For those travelling as extended family member.

The wait frustrating.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Lexy123: 7:14pm On Apr 23
My sister hasn't gotten hers also. She submitted April 12, resent with webform this past Monday. When did you submit yours?

Beedempsey:
Hi people,

Please Who else requested for authorization letter and yet to get a response ? For those travelling as extended family member.

The wait frustrating.




Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Beedempsey: 7:24pm On Apr 23
Lexy123:
My sister hasn't gotten hers also. She submitted April 12, resent with webform this past Monday. When did you submit yours?


I first requested for it with my visa prioritization mail in March 23 but visa was approved and I didn't get any authorisation so

I submitted a Web form 19th then I realised I missed a document.

So I resent via email 20th.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Lexy123: 7:30pm On Apr 23
Hopefully they respond soon. She sent a webform on monday and tuesday also after the mail in 12th (she also didnt include a document).

The wait is quite irritating. Please if you get a response, please share.

Thank you

Beedempsey:


I first requested for it with my visa prioritization mail in March 23 but visa was approved and I didn't get any authorisation so

I submitted a Web form 19th then I realised I missed a document.

So I resent via email 20th.

Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Beedempsey: 7:38pm On Apr 23
Lexy123:
Hopefully they respond soon. She sent a webform on monday and tuesday also after the mail in 12th (she also didnt include a document).

The wait is quite irritating. Please if you get a response, please share.

Thank you


I will let you know.

Lets keep praying

I already booked my flight sef so that is giving me a headache.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Lexy123: 7:59pm On Apr 23
Oh wow.. I didnt let her or my mum buy their ticket yet. I checked Facebook also, they've been having slow return rate since April.

But they'd respond soon dont worry

Beedempsey:


I will let you know.

Lets keep praying

I already booked my flight sef so that is giving me a headache.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Beedempsey: 8:04pm On Apr 23
Lexy123:
Oh wow.. I didnt let her or my mum buy their ticket yet. I checked Facebook also, they've been having slow return rate since April.

But they'd respond soon dont worry


Amen !!!
Thanks a lot
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by caseynewnn: 9:16pm On Apr 23
Chirolechick:
Check the list of approved covid labs on their website, I believe they have one since Emirates and Ethiopian have one


Thank you.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by caseynewnn: 9:16pm On Apr 23
Fazfunms:


Synlab. Got my result in less than 24 hours

Thank you
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Uju4real002: 11:49am On Apr 24
Good morning everyone, pls how do I sent the prioritization mail to IRCC, I submitted my application December 2020 and my twins sister sent me d invitation, pls how do I sent mail

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by emeldamicheals: 2:28pm On Apr 27
Pls, which hotel can I book for my mum in Toronto and can I book it from Nigeria here.




uote author=Aro21 post=100528440]I would like to share my experience travelling to Canada with all the new restrictions.

It might help someone cause I learnt one or two things from this forum.

Please note I had my visiting visa since 2019 but never used it.

Firstly I have a family member so I'm be eligible to travel at this time, a family member is either immediate or extended. immediate is a parent, spouse etc. Extended is a sibling, grand child etc ( please refer to the website for further clarifications)

For immediate family members you don't need a statutory form or an authorisation letter but you do for an extended family.

I came in as an extended family member and this was my process

Step 1: Get your family member and yourself to both fill the Application for authorization and statutory declaration

this form is for family member in Canada older than 18 years old there is a different one for a minor. ( check website)

Step 2: Family member goes to a notary/Lawyer to get form signed and pay a fee

Step 3: Email form and other details to IRCC

Step 4: Buy your ticket and prepare to travel

Step 5: Call the Government approved numbers to book a hotel for quarantine

call can only be 48 hrs to departure flight. For this step I paid $1154 which includes hotel, breakfast lunch and dinner for the 3 days and two covid tests one at the airport on arrival and one on day 10 of quarantine). Print your hotel confirmation.

Step. 6: Download the arrive can app and fill in your details, flight, hotel, where you would quaint for the remaining 11 days if your first covid test comes out negative. Print your arrivecan receipt.

Step 7: Do the first covid test in Nigeria before your flight

Step 8: book for the second covid test to be done at the airport in Canada to avoid queues( my advise). you can book on the switch health.ca ( print your appointment)

Step 8: arrive on the day of your flight early because all the things above would be scanned by your airline and sent for approval( not sure who they sent it to. I flew Lufthansa), you have to wait for the approval before you are allowed to board your flight.

Step 9: Get on your flight and arrive Canada( I flew to Toronto, only four international airports are opened at this time)

Step 10: I did immigration twice because they really wanted to confirm I had family and they asked for all the above things mentioned too.

Step 10: grab your bags

Step 11: Do your second covid test at the exit of the airport

Step. 12: Use an airport taxi/shuttle to get to your hotel. All the hotels are around the airport.

Step 13: Start quarantine and wait for your covid test. I came in on a Saturday so didn't get my result till Monday, if you get a negative result earlier you are allowed to check out and go and continue your 14 days quarantine at your preferred location.
I stayed in the hotel for 3 nights, they delivered breakfast, lunch and dinner but they were all oyinbo food so I struggled with that.

Step 14: Checked out on my last day and proceeded to my place of quarantine using an uber.

Step. 15: You have to report on the arrive can for the 14 days so they know if you developed any symptoms or not( quite straight forward)

Step 16: Do your third covid test on day 10, they provide a covid kit at the airport and its picked up at your location. all the instructions are in the kit.

I finished my. quarantine few days ago.

I hope someone finds this overwhelming process helpful. [/quote]
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by emeldamicheals: 4:34pm On Apr 27
Pls, can someone advice me on the best hotel to choose for my parents from the govt approved hotels in Toronto that is cheaper and includes 3 meals a day, airport pickup etc. I need it urgently.
Also hope Ethiopian airlines is ok to Toronto.
Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by princessbellz5(f): 7:08pm On Apr 27
Hello, sorry to ask. Was your visa application visitors visa ? If yes, when did you apply?
Beedempsey:


I first requested for it with my visa prioritization mail in March 23 but visa was approved and I didn't get any authorisation so

I submitted a Web form 19th then I realised I missed a document.

So I resent via email 20th.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Aro21: 8:19pm On Apr 27
@
emeldamicheals:
Pls, can someone advice me on the best hotel to choose for my parents from the govt approved hotels in Toronto that is cheaper and includes 3 meals a day, airport pickup etc. I need it urgently.
Also hope Ethiopian airlines is ok to Toronto.
Thanks

there many government approved hotels. on. the Canadian website
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by mepconsultant: 5:08am On Apr 28
Hi guys, can anyone share with me a format for the prioritization mail sent to IRCC?

Also, while attaching the Authorization and Statutory declaration letter, do I need to attach any other documents in the mail such as international passports, PR cards...?

Kindly advice. Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by oke22(f): 10:34am On Apr 28
Hello everyone I’m about to start my visit visa process but I’ve been hearing Canada isn’t issuing tourist visa I didn’t do my due diligence before paying this agency their deposit she insists they’ve gotten for a few people but I’ve seen 3 people talk about this not issuing tourist visa . Please can I get clarification from anyone please
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Anndav: 10:52am On Apr 28
oke22:
Hello everyone I’m about to start my visit visa process but I’ve been hearing Canada isn’t issuing tourist visa I didn’t do my due diligence before paying this agency their deposit she insists they’ve gotten for a few people but I’ve seen 3 people talk about this not issuing tourist visa . Please can I get clarification from anyone please

They are still issue tourist visa but processing time is 447 days about a year and half

Apply and wait until things improve after covid thingy

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Beedempsey: 12:31pm On Apr 28
princessbellz5:
Hello, sorry to ask. Was your visa application visitors visa ? If yes, when did you apply?

Yes it is a visitors visa.
I applied Dec 31st 2020.

I had to send prioritization mail as an exempted extented family member thou.

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Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Metrics4tea: 2:39pm On Apr 28
dapsalmy:
Wow!.... Then all you need now is strong documentation.


* Employment documentation/Proof of employment (includes Offer of employment letter, Letter of Recommendation, Letter of leave of absence and Work ID)
*Flight reservation (Reservation no need to pay)
*Hotel Reservation
*Statement of Purpose for Tourist
*Itinerary plan and tour guide.


With this well presented, no science about Canada visa mehn, you're good to go.

UPDATE: I noticed something in your write-up, 2 months trip? what's your purpose for the visit that you're going to be there for 2 months with 2.5m?..... I will advise you to work around 3 weeks trip, or 2 weeks in fact, don't worry, you can stay for up to six months at a time if multiple entries, which will most likely be.

Sure, you can PM me. But if it's a general question why not ask here and I answer, except its personal assistance.
For invitation letter, where should my host address the invitation letter
Deputy High Commission of Canada to Nigeria,
No 4 Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Kindly advise

Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Metrics4tea: 2:40pm On Apr 28
For invitation letter, where should my host address the invitation letter
Deputy High Commission of Canada to Nigeria,
No 4 Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Kindly advise
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by oke22(f): 9:23pm On Apr 28
Anndav:


They are still issue tourist visa but processing time is 447 days about a year and half

Apply and wait until things improve after covid thingy
thank you
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by sweetgold5: 9:39pm On Apr 28
Please I am planning to apply for a tourist/ visit visa for Canada with my child he has a British Passport.... Do I stand a chance of getting a visa...? I am employed in a federal establishment, I also own a busness, am married, landed property everything available.... How much do I need to have in my account as my balance? But I have a good running business account and a salary account too.....

Do u think I should take the shot?
Or what type of visa do u think I can apply for this is my first time of applying to Canada and I don't want to mess it up....
I also have traveling experience... UK, France, South Africa...

I don't want travelling agents to use me and chop I want to process it my sef even if it takes month for the visa to be out I shall wait(I don't know how long it takes anyway) ... Pls I need ur candid advice on how to go about the process.... But I don't have anyone in Canada who can invite me ooo... What do I do?
Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Chirolechick: 2:09pm On Apr 29
You can try double tree, I paid about $1456 for two people

Ethiopian airline is ok though the journey will be long sha, try and book wheelchair for your parents, it’ll ease them of the stress of walking and locating boarding gate etc

emeldamicheals:
Pls, can someone advice me on the best hotel to choose for my parents from the govt approved hotels in Toronto that is cheaper and includes 3 meals a day, airport pickup etc. I need it urgently.
Also hope Ethiopian airlines is ok to Toronto.
Thanks
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Chirolechick: 2:12pm On Apr 29
Don’t stress over things like this, they hardly pay attention. I addressed mine to :

Visa Officer
Government of Canada

Metrics4tea:
For invitation letter, where should my host address the invitation letter
Deputy High Commission of Canada to Nigeria,
No 4 Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Kindly advise
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Beedempsey: 3:51pm On Apr 29
Lexy123:
Oh wow.. I didnt let her or my mum buy their ticket yet. I checked Facebook also, they've been having slow return rate since April.

But they'd respond soon dont worry


Please tell me you have a response embarassed embarassed
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Lexy123: 12:28am On Apr 30
Lol. Not yet.. they have been taking their sweet time.. hopefully in the coming days.. what about you?

Beedempsey:


Please tell me you have a response embarassed embarassed
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Izulink: 5:30am On Apr 30
But when I did mine on Jan 2021 there Visa processing time was 207days.and now another number of days.though I never heard from them but hopefully is for good.thanks friends.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by Beedempsey: 5:50am On Apr 30
Lexy123:
Lol. Not yet.. they have been taking their sweet time.. hopefully in the coming days.. what about you?


I have not lets see how it goes.
Re: Canada Visit/tourist Visa Discussion. by obazi: 1:33pm On Apr 30
Izulink:
But when I did mine on Jan 2021 there Visa processing time was 207days.and now another number of days.though I never heard from them but hopefully is for good.thanks friends.
please I want to know more about this Statutory Authorisation because I have submitted my Visa application online already on the 17th April 2021. How do I complete the application for statutory authorisation or should I wait until my Visa is approved because an going to visit my cousin.Please enlighten me more

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