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Anyone applied a Student Permit from Philippines?

cftos

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Jan 23, 2019
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i’m not sure if it varies for every case pero my cousin and I applied through SDS, and in both of our applications, they didn’t ask for other proof of financial capacity. I listed all the docs that they required me to upload. Other than those docs, as in wala na sila hiningi. And if they need more documents, they’ll notify you naman.

Our uncle is a Canadian citizen and doon din kami titira. We prepared a statement of support + tax docs from my uncle pero hindi rin naman hiningi.
Thank you for responding! Sa IMM1294 mo po, may nilagay ka pa rin bang amount doon sa Accommodation? If you don't mind po, pwede po bang makita yung statement of support niyo for reference? If it's okay po...
 

lilliecutie

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Jul 17, 2019
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:DHello guys! Allow me to share with you my timeline including my first application which was refused. (Lengthy but I hope this helps those who are still in the process)

June 3- Upfront medical
June 6- Lodge online application, SDS
June 7- Biometrics collection letter
June 11- Done biometrics
June 18- Medicals passed
June 20- Correspondence letter for Biometrics and refusal, reason below:
• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 216(1) of the IRPR, based on the purpose of your visit.

July 8- Revised offer letter for Jan 2020 intake, initially applied for Fall intake at Centennial College
July 9- Requested for GCMS notes on the detailed reason for refusal; although by this time I have already figured out that it had to do with my study plan and possibly my Bachelor’s degree here in PH.
Aug 9- Received my GCMS notes, indeed the only reason stated was because of my Bachelors.
Sept 3- Lodged online application, SDS route, Note: no changes in my documents except for my study plan.
Sept 5- Date of the passport request letter, but I read it Sept 7. ( YES, approval only 1day after submitting!!!)
Note: because I have a visa consultant, the application was through them. i was just adamant this time to have access to my GCKey so i know what’s the status. This was not the case during my first application, I waited till they had updates regarding my application.

So, it took me awhile to know whether I was approved or not. I had a mini panic attack when I saw that I have a passport request letter. I immediately emailed my consultant, but no response of course, since it was late in the evening on a Saturday when I found out. (Although, as I write this, I’m still waiting for her response on what I should do next, :confused:)

Anyway, I was given options prior to my reapplication. Either, I stick to my program and write a REALLY strong SOP or change my program and go into detail why I needed to. After much thoughts and prayers, as well as going over the school’s available programs, I decided to reapply with the same program (I have degree in HRM here in PH, applied for Hospitality- Hotel Operations Management program).
I had family, friends and even some forum people (shout out to ms. @lilliecutie ) help me out with my study plan. My visa consultant and I went back and forth for weeks before we had the final paper. Because unlike the first time, I didn’t give my SOP much attention, thinking my visa consultant knows better might as well follow. Lots of patience, highfalutin words :D:D:D and four pages later, I got approved! Hallelujah! :)

So there you go, hope this is something helpful to those who went through the same process as me.

Praise and honor to our Lord for guiding and giving me wisdom during the entire process.
God bless to all those who are processing and waiting for results. ;)
Hey, congrats, luv! So happy for yooou!
 

perlita1990

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Apr 13, 2019
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Congratulations po @perlita1990 :) By lodged online, did you mean online kayo nag apply? Sorry po, dumb question, haha. Paano niyo po sinubmit yung SOP? Through the IRCC web form po ba like what others did? I plan to take a graduate certificate in Global Business Management po pala in Centennial College for Fall 2020. If okay lang po, maaari po bang makita ang SOP niyo for reference?
We did online application. I think all SDS applications should be done online eh as per IRCC. I really can't answer you with regards to the attachments because my visa consultant did the submission on my behalf. I just asked for my GCKey account so I have access anytime.
Can I have your email address so I can share my SOP?
 
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noelvictoria

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Mar 24, 2019
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Sharing my timeline:

Regular stream, upfront medical and biometrics.

August 1 - Submitted online
August 19 - Request letter for additional documents received
August 29 - Submitted the additional documents requested
September 3 - Confirmed receipt of documents
September 10 - Received passport request
September 11 - Submitted passport to VFS
 

kinserv81

Newbie
Aug 12, 2019
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We did online application. I think all SDS applications should be done online eh as per IRCC. I really can't answer you with regards to the attachments because my visa consultant did the submission on my behalf. I just asked for my GCKey account so I have access anytime.
Can I have your email address so I can share my SOP?
Hello mam hope you could send me your sop din po pizzaliza@gmail.com. i am still waiting for ny admission offer for 2020 winter intake
 
Sep 11, 2019
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Hello Everyone,

I hope you can help us as we need your suggestions. We submitted last July 2019 for a student visa application which is my husband and I am working and our 4 yo as student visa too. Last August we received a denied letter. So what we did right now via CIC Cebu, we bought a GCMS NOTES. I just want to ask if that note can help a lot to possibly we can enter the Jan 2020 semester?

-Marria
 

noelvictoria

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Mar 24, 2019
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Hello Everyone,

I hope you can help us as we need your suggestions. We submitted last July 2019 for a student visa application which is my husband and I am working and our 4 yo as student visa too. Last August we received a denied letter. So what we did right now via CIC Cebu, we bought a GCMS NOTES. I just want to ask if that note can help a lot to possibly we can enter the Jan 2020 semester?

-Marria
Yes, the GCMS will help a lot. It will explain why you were refused in your first application. Our application is similar: Me - student permit, wife - open work permit, 2 kids (9 & 14) - tourist (student visa not needed). We submitted our first application last April and got refused last May. We got the GCMS notes and replied/complied to each reason they explained there. Submitted our 2nd application last August 1 and got approved last Sept. 11.
 
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Sep 11, 2019
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Yes, the GCMS will help a lot. It will explain why you were refused in your first application. Our application is similar: Me - student permit, wife - open work permit, 2 kids (9 & 14) - tourist (student visa not needed). We submitted our first application last April and got refused last May. We got the GCMS notes and replied/complied to each reason they explained there. Submitted our 2nd application last August 1 and got approved last Sept. 11.
Thank you so much. Kind of you. Looking forward to the best. We're still waiting for the notes and working on it and revise the study plan if possible. God Bless!
 
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noelvictoria

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Mar 24, 2019
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Thank you so much. Kind of you. Looking forward to the best. We're still waiting for the notes and working on it and revise the study plan if possible. God Bless!
I can't stress enough how important a strong SOP is. Don't leave anything out. Put everything you can think of there.

Good luck!
 

noelvictoria

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Mar 24, 2019
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VFS will send you notifications (text & email) for every status update.

My timeline on this is strangely fast. Submitted my passport yesterday and I got notification that it is ready for collection today. Ang alam ko 14 days.

I submitted my passport yesterday. Just got a text now that it's ready for pick up.
 
Sep 11, 2019
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I can't stress enough how important a strong SOP is. Don't leave anything out. Put everything you can think of there.

Good luck!

That is very true. Actually, we're pressured because our mom who fully support us financially and to be honest we cannot deny the feeling to have a panic attack. Lol but we are very hopeful that we can revise everything with the help to our counselor. Thank you @noelvictoria for the sweet and encouraging words.
 

Anyw

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Jul 5, 2019
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We did online application. I think all SDS applications should be done online eh as per IRCC. I really can't answer you with regards to the attachments because my visa consultant did the submission on my behalf. I just asked for my GCKey account so I have access anytime.
Can I have your email address so I can share my SOP?

Hi Perlita...congratulations...i admire your perseverance in getting the approval of your student visa...and also your willingness to help those who are still in the process of applying...if its ok with you, may i also ask for a copy of your SOP just to give me an idea how it is being done...my email add is wynall0767@yahoo.com...thank you