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Students Visa! Pakistani Student from Karachi

Discussion in 'International Students' started by Flopps, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Hello Folks!

    I am a Pakistan Student from Karachi who has been accepted at George Brown for the Fall Semester 2010. I applied for my Students visa on June 12, 2010 thru Fed-Ex at the CHC Islamabad. I received a letter mid of July to have my Medicals done and have since re-submitted my passports to CHC on July 30.

    Would any of you be kind enough to share your time-line with me? How long before I can expect to hear from the Canadian High Commission in Islamabad?

    Please and thanks kindly!

  2. got medical call on 4th august...i have medicals on 11th august...im from karachi...hey u gave ur medicals at Dr. ROOHINA SATTAR ?
  3. No Dude!

    It was the doctor in KDA - Karachi.
  4. Also,

    Is it advisable to send the Canadian High Commission an email - requesting status of my applications. please share your thoughts and experiences.

    much appreciated!
  5. wait a week more.
    no need to worry.
  7. Hey dude, I applied on 25th May, got medical on 25th June, and no news of the visa yet... I guess if we're going to get it, we'll get it sooner or later so chill.
  8. Hey , I applied on 21st May, got medical call on 5th July done with it on 14th july, and no news of the visa yet...
  9. Thanks Guys - makes me feel a lot better!
  10. Nice to hear your comments & time line..

    Please let me know how much bands you got in your ielts exam & also how much is your bank statement?

    wish you all the best!

    I think Canadian Embassy (Islamabad) is processing Visas fastly!!
  11. I got a 6.5 overall!

    My parents are funding my academic studies - so they have shown US$ 30K and Rs.5 laks.

    I have paid for my tuition at GBC which is about CAD$ 15K for the first year and I am enrolled in a 4 year Degree program at GBC. Bachelor of Applied Business - Accounting.

    What about you?
  12. My Sister got admitted at Concordia University for M.Eng (Electronics), Montreal for Fall 2010.

    She has applied on 14th July got Medical on 6th August. Have completed medical today and gng to send Passport to CHC Islamabad on 11th August.

    If any of you got any response pls share here.
  13. HELLO FRIENDS! Once I was also a candidate for Study Permit from Pakistan. This forum has really helped me to prepare my application and update my knowledge. So I thought to share my experience, which may help someone to take appropriate decision.

    My Profile:
    BBA & MBA from Pakistan (average grades around 75%)
    3.5 yrs job experience at a commercial bank
    with no gap between my studies & job

    Course & Institution:
    George Brown College, Toronto (Intake JAN 2013)
    1-year Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (with co-op)

    Account Maintenance/Balance Certificate from Bank
    I have showed my personal bank statement of 6-months of CAD$ 30,000 = PKR 3.000 Million (nothing else like property documents or certificate of deposit or sponsorship letter)
    TIP: Minimum bank statement must be equivalent to your FULL FEES + 1-YR LIVING EXPENSEs ($12,000) + $2000 (OTHERS/RETURN TICKET)

    Study Permit/Visa Application:
    My classes were from 07-JAN 2013 so I filed my application on 15 September 2012
    Got Medical Call on 24 October 2012
    Medical Done/Passport resend to Embassy on 01 November 2012
    Visa/Passport received on 18 December 2012
    16 months visa has been issued

    Documents Submitted:
    SOP (Statement of Purpose defining your background, experience & goals) not officially required by embassy (Optional document)
    Original + Attested copy, All educational documents (certificate + transcript)
    Original + Attested copy, Proof of current and previous employment (Preferably with Job Description/Reporting Line on letter head)
    Original + Attested copy, Police Certificate
    Original + Attested copy, Letter of Acceptance from College (Un-Conditional)
    Proof of Fees Payment (Invoice + Draft Copy)
    Original + Attested copy, IELTS Certificate

    Be confident if your case is genuine you will definitely get the visa, don’t try to do any manipulation in any documents, must keep three months time for visa and make strong financials docs. Some people think if they are applying in Ontario may not get visa due to huge population of Immigrants in the province or applying to college as compare to university have rare chance of visa, but that’s not the fact.

    Text Books Cost $500-700 depending on your course, you will be lucky to find used text books at half price from previous students or online classifieds
    You must have at least 4-5months living expenses (Around $4000)
    Not officially allowed to work part-time for initial six months (Except On-Campus which is very rare)
    You can get on-cash job (un-official) through personal references only at with low wage rate
    Don’t expect to make good amount of money (specially to support your tuition fees) in initial six months all depends on your luck
    In first month you will definitely have some extra expenses because you are new there and don’t have anything from grocery, snow shoes, blanket/mattress, etc be prepared for it
    Single room rent in a shared accommodation is from $350-$600
    Must pay at least 1month advance rent and 1month deposit to get accommodation
    Monthly Travelling Cost $130-150, Meals $200-300, Min.Mobile Charges $25-30, Other Exp. $50-100
    Don’t spend too much money for buying winter clothes from Pakistan, because you must buy them from Canada to match the weather conditions.


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