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|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by ednut1(m): 4:16pm On Oct 14|
Informanta:i have shared my story already on those threads. Read other people's own too https://www.nairaland.com/4472519/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled/277#68364817.
This is mine https://www.nairaland.com/5471101/canadian-express-entry-federal-skilled/449#87761869
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|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by turawaa(m): 6:13pm On Oct 14|
Kudos to the Op for opening this very multiple purpose travelling hints thread.
Please the experienced ones!!!
I have a Bsc and Master Degrees (Human Anatomy)(Basic Medical Science) in a Nigeria Federal University. I'm planning going for PhD in any European countries.
Pls suggest an easy way to travel to any country for me.
Thanks in anticipation
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Informanta: 10:02pm On Oct 14|
Congratulations in advance..... Search threads for PHD in AUSTRIA..... you would be glad
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Informanta: 10:12pm On Oct 14|
Great experience from you bro..... Please can you please share the documents you used for your final ielts and things that changed at that point..... Also on the day you traveled did you travel from an estate around Costain in lagos? Seems we met d day you where traveling
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by ednut1(m): 10:41pm On Oct 14|
Informanta:not me. There are ielts links all over the nairaland thread search.
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Informanta: 12:58am On Oct 15|
Bro quantity is not quality, that's why I requested for yours....
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|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by ednut1(m): 1:44am On Oct 15|
Informanta:what worked for me might not work for you. I used all the free materials online. No particular one.
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by shawtylil: 10:44am On Oct 15|
hi good day everyone. i’m 17 years old and i am reapplying for my student visa for january but the only document missing is the custodianship form. the custodian that did it for me the first time is delaying A LOT. i was wondering if schools offer custodians for minors. also, is it possible i reuse the first one?? someone please help and my school is university of winnipeg
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Creeza(m): 3:49pm On Oct 15|
Informanta:Brotherly, I'm with you. Im determined to live this country I swear. I see myself in Switzerland already...
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Creeza(m): 4:11pm On Oct 15|
tensazangetsu20:But you'd have to denounce your nationality with Nigeria to get their citizenship in order to enjoy those visa free access to 150 countries. United Kingdom is 6months guaranteed for a stay sef using Mexican passport
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by tensazangetsu20(m): 4:11pm On Oct 15|
Creeza:So if you had a choice between Mexico and Nigeria you go choose Nigeria okay o.
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Creeza(m): 4:24pm On Oct 15|
tensazangetsu20:Lol My brother. Just saying o... You Kno say this life na one o.... Some person's no get get liver like you and I... I will start learning the Spanish language now sef, using app likes dualingo and co... I just pray everything turns to sucre for us papito
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Rosarie(f): 10:12pm On Oct 15|
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Checkmate1: 8:24pm On Oct 17|
Everyone is sleeping on Russia.
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Hadampson(m): 8:38pm On Oct 17|
you4me:Bro, wetin you wan go do for chile, argentina and ecuador??
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Hadampson(m): 8:44pm On Oct 17|
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by tensazangetsu20(m): 7:03am On Oct 18|
Hadampson:Remove Ecuador. Chile is an amazing country. Do your research. Most south American countries are fucking underrated. Strong economies and extremely powerful passports. Was shocked when I found out.
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by NiklauseFred(m): 7:18am On Oct 18|
You guys should check out this thread!
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Richdee1(m): 7:26am On Oct 18|
Thanks bro.. Top of the Morning to you. May our dreams come to pass one day! let's keep working hard! Maple Land would call us one day!!
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by NiklauseFred(m): 7:48am On Oct 18|
Wish you same.
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Joohan: 7:54am On Oct 18|
Thanks for the mention chief
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by skylane(m): 9:04am On Oct 18|
NiklauseFred:thanks for the mention my Gee may the spirit of over luck fall on us
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Informanta: 12:16pm On Oct 18|
Good day all, I can see the thread is moving to the permanent site, so sorry I ve been off, as I have been doing further research, I think we also follow this route for each person should share experience on aparticular country he or she is striving to meet up with their migration conditions I think that would also go a long way
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Petyprincess(f): 2:43pm On Oct 18|
Hadampson:As a stepping stone
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by piyoo91: 9:59pm On Oct 18|
Petyprincess:Are u really a female?
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Oceanfield: 10:22pm On Oct 18|
Please are there schools in Germany where one can apply for masters without English test and Knowledge of German language.
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Oceanfield: 10:30pm On Oct 18|
Bro, what about someone that want to migrate through study route.
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by ednut1(m): 10:56pm On Oct 18|
Oceanfield:https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part like the op said. Canada study route is hard and expensive
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by nwokennewi: 11:31pm On Oct 18|
Op I am following
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Gerrard59(m): 5:21am On Oct 19|
I feel I should try to elucidate some things with my little knowledge on migration:
- Individuals should understand that at the end of the day, your finances (aka money) is more important than the destination. You can have all the dreams (anyone can dream) but to actualise those dreams, you need the money. Mere sending documents via courier costs a lot and you might be required to send more than once. Another expense is English proficiency tests, I keep reading folks who ask about the possibility of getting admission without writing these tests (GRE, GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL etc) but you need to understand schools who would waive these tests (majority do now because of Covid-19) are low ranking, won't offer scholarships and will be expensive. The last thing I can advise a black African to do is to attend a low ranking institution abroad, don't compare yourself to blacks there who are citizens. Is it bank balance statement? Flight tickets? Living expenses? School fees? Quarantine period expenses? Tests' costs? So, everything boils to money. Start saving rigorously but do so in dollars (I got to know this hack from Kemi Onabanjo - associate partner @McKinsey&Co who went to INSEAD, France - who saved the bulk of her school fees in dollars before devaluation occured five years ago as a result of decline in crude oil prices) not naira, and save under your pillow. Emefiele aka Meffy has been very funny. .
- Study the countries' route to citizenship (the outright goal for many here, I believe). The longer it takes, the more discouraging. A country like Switzerland should not be on your radar but Austria should. Policies can change but you should be strategic and think long term. However, in some cases, you can aim to study in a Country A and use the degree to work in Country B whose route to citizenship is easier. Does not sound easy but hey, nothing good comes easy. For instance, we know schooling in Canada is expensive (the person I know who finished there has uncles working in ExxonMobil & Shell) and the requirements from the embassy is one of a kind. Mind you, 8 out of 10 students are denied student visas (https://qz.com/africa/1708714/canada-rejects-most-african-student-visa-applicants/). But if your aim is to work/live in Canada, you could do that by aiming to get a graduate program that is fully funded in the US, preferably a top university. Finish from there and apply for jobs in Canada. Why the US for graduate studies? The US is the number one country in funding grad students, a place where the higher education system is well developed and has disproportionately the highest number of top universities globally according to the top three higher education ranking agencies (ARWU, QS & THEducation). Canada does not fund grad students as much as the US esp in MSc courses. Like I said, target top universities. A degree from Cornell University would not be downgraded irrespective of the colour of your skin or nationality (quotas might exist). But remember, to get a funded position in most US universities, you need to write the GRE, GMAT &/or TOEFL, so get ready.
- Conduct your research on everything from schools, type of degrees, cities, currencies, languages etc. You are the one who wants to japa not the person reading it and even if, don't expect random strangers to do everything for you. If you ask how do I apply to grad programs in this country and you are given responses. Do not ask: how do I contact professors, that is your responsibility. Dem don give you mattress, you dey ask for pillow? Whether work visas, skilled migration route or employment opportunities, conduct your research. That is why Google.com exists.
- There are some relatively unknown/unpopular countries with easier migration routes, target those places. As a Nigerian, you should know by now that the US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Australia are very popular and highly competitive. But what about Mexico, Brazil or even South Korea? They can be stepping stones to your favourite which even if you do not attain citizenship in your favourite, you can do so in those countries as they have stronger passports than Nigeria.
- Know your limitations and be strategic. You are a bloody Nigerian, your educational background is not well regarded in the abroad. You did not work in top MNCs whose brand name you can leverage on or do not possess skills/qualifications that are demanded globally yet you expect work visas just like that?
- Passionately learn the language of the country if her lingua franca is not English. Don't expect employment opportunities in Germany to be offered on a platter of gold yet you are not interested in learning German even though job ads of almost a million are advertised daily or same in Brazil yet to learn Portuguese na wahala for you. Don't be surprised or angry that Seoul University requested you submit IELTS score even though the official language of Korea is not English. Newsflash!!! Nigeria is not regarded as a native English speaking country, only South Africa has that title in Africa. Even if you are offered the possibility of gaining admission without it, write it 'cos it can make the difference in scholarship opportunities.
- Stay away from Woke people! They might share the same skin colour but their experiences differ from yours. When listening/reading tales from people in the abroad who warn you from relocating, ask questions. Try to know their migration route and citizenship/economic status. Someone who left via tourist visa and another who went for MBA at Haas School of Business would have different experiences, learn the mistakes the former made and strategies the latter did. Anyone who discourages you from relocating when s/he has not relocated to Nigeria is hypocritically wicked and does not wish you well (and if you check those who relocated, they are already citizens of developed countries). Flee from such people.
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|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Petyprincess(f): 6:06am On Oct 19|
piyoo91:Yeah, any problem?
|Re: Determined Immigrant WE-MOVE by Hadampson(m): 7:08am On Oct 19|
Boss, apart from having strong passports and constant electricity supply, I don't see any other benefits these South American countries have. Most of their citizens that I met online are poor. Their economies depend on Brazil. If I want to go to South America, Brazil would be the destination. Robust economy, easy country to get passport, business opportunities etcetera
I'd try to make research on Chile and see if it's really worth it sha
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