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|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Chars1289: 11:09pm On Jul 21, 2015|
A bit of info for the purchase of BTA. You might not get it immediately you request for it. The bank will have to bid on your behalf which might take 3-7days.In addition, some banks might give you a ^Not available^ answer bt inform them that you are not getting it right away but you want to request for a bid tender through them to CBN. You will only need your flight ticket, visa page and Int passport to present in the bank.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Team12: 11:12pm On Jul 21, 2015|
Lmao...smh for u!
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by laureek: 11:13pm On Jul 21, 2015|
LOL. I just fell off my chair o. Thanks for the great advice my brother.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Team12: 11:20pm On Jul 21, 2015|
I have not seen anyone who did upfront medicals and was required to go for medicals again. Once the medical request drops all you need to do is call the hospital and your medical status on cic will change same day.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Team12: 11:23pm On Jul 21, 2015|
There is no mismatch btw microbiology and nursing...
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Chars1289: 11:25pm On Jul 21, 2015|
laureek:lmao..it is well..wht an advice
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by berexio1: 11:28pm On Jul 21, 2015|
@crich. How far?
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by laureek: 11:39pm On Jul 21, 2015|
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by hayqinsbFX: 2:45am On Jul 22, 2015|
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by akanni(m): 3:00am On Jul 22, 2015|
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by siegfried99(m): 3:44am On Jul 22, 2015|
Hello house, I would like suggestions on universities with low tuition fees for post graduate studies.
I would appreciate replies.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:06am On Jul 22, 2015|
I'll advise you get a PTA (Personal Travel Allowance) from Diamond bank or Fidelity bank (The 2 banks I know with the lowest exchange rate when I did mine 2 years back). The max you can get with this is $4,000USD which you can come to Canada with and convert back to CAD as soon as you open your account at any of the Canadian Financial institutions.
In addition, if you still need more massive transfer, initiate the form A transfer before leaving with your bank (1st or Diamond bank is ideal in this case too cos of their low rates) by telling your account officer about your intentions. When you get to Canada, open an account, send down your bank details back home and let one of your family members complete the transaction for you (reason for payment is usually tuition and /or upkeep). All that will be required is your bank details, admission letter, NYSC discharge cert, Degree cert (not too sure).
Lastly, since the placing of the annoying limit of $300/day on offshore withdrawal from ATM by CBN, this option has further being advisable for POS transaction (there is no charge as well as limit for POS transactions with your debit cards, master or visa).
I'll advise Diamond bank for offshore ATM transactions as well cos they have one of the lowest conversion rates and their charge is $240 per withdrawal.
Also note that visa card conversion rate is lower than mastercard irrespective of the financial institution.
N/B: While I was taking my courses during the fall session, this study about the different transactions was ongoing all thru as well. So, basically talking based on personal experience. [/b]
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|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Jengbetiele: 5:06am On Jul 22, 2015|
Chars1289:Hello are you certain they still do this BTA or PTA thing? I wanted to get dollars before i left Nigeria and i was told cbn cancelled it sort of....................
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Jengbetiele: 5:08am On Jul 22, 2015|
Onyeoma3:I wanted to do Pta then but my bank said CBN cancelled it.... early this year so i had to jejely leave my money in my Nigerian bank because those northerners were selling CAD 180 then. Still looking for a way to move the money though...do you know of any other way without having to loose so much!!
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:13am On Jul 22, 2015|
Diamond International visa card is okay in my opinion. You can also give Fidelity bank a try.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:19am On Jul 22, 2015|
It's actually PTA (Personal Travel Allowance) for individuals max $4k and BTA (Business Travel Allowance) for business trips max $5k.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:23am On Jul 22, 2015|
In the cases I'm aware of, one can actually finish it within an hour if the currency in question is available in that branch.
All that is needed is to have an account with the bank and have the naira equivalent breathing healthily in your account.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:26am On Jul 22, 2015|
It was put on hold at some point in the past, but I think it's up and running presently. Maybe, your departure period coincided with the temporary unavailability of the PTA/BTA service.
Someone could still verify though.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by kennykolabo: 5:38am On Jul 22, 2015|
Am in the same shoe please choice of location is Ontario in Canada and I wish to go for postgraduate sgudies (MSC) Human Resources to be precise and I had 2 2 in Nigeria uni. (UNAAB)
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:41am On Jul 22, 2015|
Sorry about the delay after raising the hopes high. I can imagine what it feels like being 2 years without your boy and hubby.
It'll soon be over. Your faith is commendable.
With the advise you have being given so far, you should be fine.
In my place, there is an adage that says : "Wetin remain one don finish already". When the time comes, please make sure your boy is deep asleep before the match begins.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by laureek: 5:44am On Jul 22, 2015|
Are people's post deleted here. can't find what @akanni's posted again
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by laureek: 5:46am On Jul 22, 2015|
Lol.Thanks so much.I appreciate everyone's input.God bless you all. as for that sleep ehn...that's the time he wakes o .he never misses it
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Jengbetiele: 5:51am On Jul 22, 2015|
Onyeoma3:Yes when the dollar was 209...I will find out from my account officer later during the day. Thank you so much!!
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|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:51am On Jul 22, 2015|
My goodness!!! He has to miss it this time around ooo cos this one will sure be different from others.
You're welcome. It'll surely end in praise.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 5:53am On Jul 22, 2015|
Form A is your best bet in my opinion as the rate is very friendly at the moment.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by akanni(m): 6:03am On Jul 22, 2015|
i think i deleted it by mistake.
@jengbetiele, i no see your message for pm o, werin dey?
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Jengbetiele: 6:13am On Jul 22, 2015|
akanni:baba o....I just replied your message o
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Jengbetiele: 6:15am On Jul 22, 2015|
Onyeoma3:With that form A, I can get the money transferred right? Had i known about this i would have done it before leaving Nigeria. Withdrawing with Atm here is highly counter productive
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Onyeoma3: 6:26am On Jul 22, 2015|
I can feel your pains bro. It's well.
Since I stopped dealing with naira transactions, I sleep better at nights knowing fully well that my little naira savings won't keep being consumed by all these charges and exchange rates.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by vinegar: 6:26am On Jul 22, 2015|
PTA is available now...Rate as at last week is 200 in diamond bank...but the charge was increased to from1% to 2% of the naira equivalent of the amount being taken...
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by standupguy(m): 6:33am On Jul 22, 2015|
Onyeoma where were you with this information when I dashed Gtbank my money while trying to pay my tuition.
You are correct in all you said.
In fact I did BTA yesterday for someone who is going for summer vacation yesterday.
BTA is 5k, your company has to be invited and you have to be nominated by your company to bid and get it.
I was able to buy in less then an Hour from diamondbank at the rate of 200 at 2% transaction charges.
For now diamond remains your best bet for forex.
I need a little clarification with the form A thing, the few times I have used it, the payment with straight to the school for tuition but you said something about the money being ttransferred to your personal account, how does that work please? Can you elaborate.
|Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Nobody: 6:33am On Jul 22, 2015|
I AM IN DESPERATE NEED OF ADVICE
I HAD TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL SOME YEARS AGO IN MY FINAL YEAR BECAUSE I HAD AN EXTRA YEAR AND JUST A COURSE
BUT I COULDNT RAISE THE SCHOOL FEES AND EXPENSES
I TRIED GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER I RAISED SOME MONEY BUT IT WAS TOO LATE
I AM 30 NOW AND I INTEND TO CONTINUE MY STUDY IN CANADA
IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET MY TRANSCRIPT FROM SCHOOL AND APPLY IN A SCHOOL IN CANADA
COULD THIS BE EASY OR HARD
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT
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