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|Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by ARS1: 6:05pm On Oct 19, 2018|
Long epistle alert!
It all started around January last year when I made up my mind to enroll for PhD program in Australia. Those who have passed through this stage will perfectly understand how tedious the process is- starting from putting in place a novel research proposal, getting a professor to supervise your project and finally, securing funding for your program. To be honest, one needs to be highly motivated and dedicated to survive these hurdles.
I must confess, my dedication and perseverance really paid off after series of rejections as I was able to get the consent of three supervisors from different universities who were willing to support my applications. Between July and December 2017, I had completed the application process for admission and funding. To God be the glory, the results started coming out in April 2018. Two of the Universities offered me admission with full funding (stipend + tuition+ family insurance cover) while the third University offered only admission without funding.
Sorry, i forgot to mention that one of the Universities is in G8 (equivalent of ivy league) What a great news! Without waisting time, I quickly accepted the offer from this Universty for obvious reasons. Apart from the fact that the University is consistently ranked among the top 50 in the world, my department is also ranked among the top 10 in the world. In view of this, I had to reject other offers.
As soon as my COE was issued, I quickly submitted my Visa application on June 26, 2018. To avoid unnecessary issue, every document was submitted with my application. To my surprise, I got no response from DIBP on my application after three months. Then, I decided to send a polite email to DIBP on 6th October 2018 on progress of my application as my enrollment deadline was 14th October 2018. Alas, I got a refusal notice on 9th October 2018.
In the refusal notice, the visa officer submitted that she was not convinced that I met the genuine entry requirement as I do not have strong ties to return to my country despite the fact that I didn't not apply together with my family. She further posited that she was not convinced that PhD is beneficial to my career goal as a tutor. What an insult again!
The refusal notice was quickly sent to the graduate school and my supervisor. This unfair decision did not meet my supervisor well as she quickly sought the intervention of the University. In her email to the graduate school, she clearly mentioned that this is the most disgusting reason for visa refusal she has ever heard. While she has hoped for the intervention of the University, I understand that the University might not be able to reverse the decision of DIBP as there is no option for appeal.
Given this dilemma, it will be appreciated if any useful advice could be given.
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Kenekingisback: 7:31pm On Oct 19, 2018|
But where is lalasticlala sef
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by judebebo32: 7:49pm On Oct 19, 2018|
I really don’t know much about Australian Immigration system. However here is my advice,
First I advice you reapply as soon as possible, get a recommendation letter from your prospective supervisor also support your application with explanation letter. In the letter explain why the program would improve your career and your plans after graduation. Also explain that your family members are in Nigeria as part of home ties. If the resumption deadline is passed, you can defer your admission before reapplying.
All the best
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by chily11: 8:33pm On Oct 19, 2018|
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by xbernardx(m): 8:34pm On Oct 19, 2018|
Grow stronger from the pain, don't let it consume you, at the end of the day, you will be out of this shithole for good
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by soberdrunk(m): 8:35pm On Oct 19, 2018|
You cannot blame them, with the way Nigerians are 'diffusing' into the atmosphere once they get to other countries these days........
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by BIAFRONIGERIAN(m): 8:35pm On Oct 19, 2018|
Buhari have scattered this country's image that a whole intellectual is seen as a prospective fugitive.
OP, just vote Atiku and it shall be well
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by OgeFather(m): 8:36pm On Oct 19, 2018|
Chai ! in situations like this I begin to feel like being a Nigerian is a crime
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by solablings(f): 8:36pm On Oct 19, 2018|
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by AngelicBeing: 8:36pm On Oct 19, 2018|
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by chily11: 8:36pm On Oct 19, 2018|
Blame Buhari for this, he has spoilt our image that countries now bully Nigerians even Ghana too... It will never be well for all that campaigned for this lifeless body
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by budusky05(m): 8:37pm On Oct 19, 2018|
When Nnamdi Kwunu travel go Israel without passport what do you expect from embassies?
They can't trust Nigerians
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by maxiuc(m): 8:37pm On Oct 19, 2018|
And that's the country am planning to enter very soon
Anyway chi abu otu
What didn't work for you might work out perfectly well for another
So sorry dear
Just that ever since buhari became president of the Republic of Nigeria embassies now to bounce back Visa anyhow
Since 2016 Visa denial have been on the increase
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by jesmond3945: 8:38pm On Oct 19, 2018|
Do you have any investment like landed documents and bank accounts? Both family and financial ties should be presented. Also did you put a good SOP? thats another reason. Maybe your SOP was not convincing enough.
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Benekruku(m): 8:39pm On Oct 19, 2018|
was about asking too
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Chriswazo(m): 8:39pm On Oct 19, 2018|
Motivation letter you mean!
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Justseyii: 8:39pm On Oct 19, 2018|
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by OEChika: 8:39pm On Oct 19, 2018|
Just try as much as you can to deal with it, shebi them dey their own you find them go ..
BTW are these people like this or are these kind of situations peculiar to Nigeria and Nigerians
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by medra(m): 8:39pm On Oct 19, 2018|
My friend go for prayers your problem is spiritual do you need anyone to tell you that..Na strong Ogun idile be dat from your father's house.
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Goldaccumulator: 8:44pm On Oct 19, 2018|
why cant you do your phd i uniport?
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Santaboris: 8:44pm On Oct 19, 2018|
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by helpee(m): 8:44pm On Oct 19, 2018|
Never mind them. When we tell Nigerians to stop abusing visa dem no go hear.
Three things....you probably have no travel history so there is no way to know you won't abuse your visa.
Secondly, your financial status...as per account submitted shows you have nothing strong doing in Nigeria so you won't likely come back. The fact that you got funding has covered the cost of your stay there. The fact that you probably dont earn much in Nigeria means you are as good as immigrating to Australia. Thirdly, that your family is in Nigeria is a further proof you want to go and hustle first before inviting them. If you are well to do, you would apply for all of them at once but you know it will cost you so much so they know you are going to hustle. More so as a PHD student, your wife is entitled to also work full time in Australia but you left her behind because you can't afford it for now. It is not fair but you can't blame them . our people do spoil our visa reputation and we all often support them
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Santaboris: 8:45pm On Oct 19, 2018|
I heard traveling experience helps in securing visas....
Maybe you don't have that....
The lord is your strength.
Please help us settle this argument this if you have the time guys
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Next2Bezee(m): 8:45pm On Oct 19, 2018|
I hope those booking space have actual advice to offer.
This is quite the dilenma, OP. Your grammar control already makes shows your academic prowess. I hope this is resolved, and you leave this shithole of a country.
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by maxiuc(m): 8:45pm On Oct 19, 2018|
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Kelklein(m): 8:46pm On Oct 19, 2018|
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by naijacann: 8:47pm On Oct 19, 2018|
This is so ridiculous. Racism at its worst! The guys at the embassy are so uncomfortable with a black person getting funding from Australia for doctoral study. I have never been this angry and disappointed at an embassy....its an obvious case of racism and discrimination.
They wouldn't refuse an American or any other white person visa based on such ridiculous reasons.
I wish I knew the schools, I would have applied from here in Canada(I'm a Canadian citizen of Nigerian descent), get the admission and funding, and of course easy study visa, and then I will decline the visa after issuance, with a strongly worded letter to the Australian immigration here, in solid solidarity with the OP.
So sick of these embassies.
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|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Ugosample(m): 8:47pm On Oct 19, 2018|
what is this one saying?
|Re: Ugly Experience With Australian Embassy by Ugosample(m): 8:48pm On Oct 19, 2018|
actually, the embassies are sick of Nigerians flooding their gates
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