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Anyone applied a Student Permit from Philippines?

perlita1990

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Apr 13, 2019
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Sharing my passport submission experience and might be informative to some. Apologies if this will be lengthy once again. :D

Since I’m from Iloilo, I had to send my passport either to the Visa Application Centre in Manila or Cebu. After doing some research, getting info from friends and asking my visa consultant, I decided to send it to Cebu, here’s why:
1. It is more convenient to send your passport where your biometrics were collected, otherwise,
2. VFS will charge additional P392 package transmission fee if you forwarded your passport to a different VAC on top of the courier fee.

Anyhoo, here is how I sent my passport:
Sept 9- Ordered manager’s check in the amount stated for the Courier fee plus the SMS service fee- P398
- LBC’d my passport and the required docs like my Passport request letter, Contact info (printed mine in a piece of paper), the signed consent form and of course the manager’s check.
Sept 10- I was already having a mini panic attack by this time thinking my parcel got delayed because there was no update when I checked the tracker.
Sept 11- Praise God LBC finally updated my transaction and it was safely delivered to VAC Cebu.
Sept 12- Very early in the morning, I received SMS and Email updates from VFS that my transaction was on process, they also gave me a transaction number if I wanted to check the status online. AND by 1:35pm, I was informed that my decision envelope (passport and IRCC letter) has been couriered from VAC cebu through LBC.
SEPT 13- GOT MY STAMPED PASSPORT

Again, I’m amazed how fast the process has been since I reapplied and truly grateful for this blessing. Initially, I was told to wait until next week to receive my passport. But lo and behold, got mine in 5days including shipping.
Because I’m a bit OC, despite reading stuff from the website about the passport submission, I still called their hotline to make sure I fully understood the guidelines and all. Also, since there was money involved I was sigurista na because I’ve been getting different amounts from people. Every piso counts matapos ang lahat nang gastos sa application na ito. :D

Upnext...relax a bit, book my flight and prepare for this journey. ;)
 

MsCutler

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Sep 12, 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.
Hi. Congrats once again in your approval. For your children's tourist visa did you still submit sort of a statement of purpose? Indicating reasons why they need to be there and intended duration of stay? We are planning to apply for our child by next yr once we are quite settled. We are a little confuse whether to apply for tourist or student permit directly.
 

noelvictoria

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Mar 24, 2019
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Hi. Congrats once again in your approval. For your children's tourist visa did you still submit sort of a statement of purpose? Indicating reasons why they need to be there and intended duration of stay? We are planning to apply for our child by next yr once we are quite settled. We are a little confuse whether to apply for tourist or student permit directly.
Based on what I've researched, children below 18 years old and still in secondary school do not need a student permit. Which is why we applied for tourist visas for my 2 kids. Since their visas are tourist visas, no need for an SOP.
 
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rain143

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Jul 8, 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?
Congratulations... If OK with you, could you please share your sop for reference as I also got 2 recent refusals as my case is similar... Plz mail it on meenalsandhu11@gmail.com. Thanks
can you also share your SOP for our reference po. Been waiting for our GCMS notes and its been more than a month wala pa din.
 

Zherrie May

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lahat po ng sinabi nmin na uuwian nmin ay pinas. and lahat po ng address pwera sa current country dahil working kami dito sa uae. hindi po kasi kami mkapagpaper based dahil hindi mabigay ng asawa ko yung passport niya ng matagal dahil strikto company nya.
Hi same situation, nakuha nio na po ba visa nio?
 

Zherrie May

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Hi guys, cguro may nakapg open na ng topic regarding mga taga UAE pero gusto mag apply sa philippines. Nag apply ako ng student visa last year dto sa UAE but got rejected. Now, gusto ko magreapply sa Philippines since higher chance to be approved pag sa pinas ang application.

Sino na po naka gawa ng ganito.

Thank you,
 
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happy025

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Hi guys, cguro may nakapg open na ng topic regarding mga taga UAE pero gusto mag apply sa philippines. Nag apply ako ng student visa last year dto sa UAE but got rejected. Now, gusto ko magreapply sa Philippines since higher chance to be approved pag sa pinas ang application.

Sino na po naka gawa ng ganito.

Thank you,
hi po.. ang case po ng sa amin sa Pinas kmi ngpasa pero andto kmi s UAE.. n refused din visa nmin.. hnhntay pa nmin ang notes tas advise smen ng agency paper application ang ggwin.
 

happy025

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Hi guys, cguro may nakapg open na ng topic regarding mga taga UAE pero gusto mag apply sa philippines. Nag apply ako ng student visa last year dto sa UAE but got rejected. Now, gusto ko magreapply sa Philippines since higher chance to be approved pag sa pinas ang application.

Sino na po naka gawa ng ganito.

Thank you,
Hi po.. kumuha ba kayo ng notes?
 

Zherrie May

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hi po.. ang case po ng sa amin sa Pinas kmi ngpasa pero andto kmi s UAE.. n refused din visa nmin.. hnhntay pa nmin ang notes tas advise smen ng agency paper application ang ggwin.
When po kayo nag apply? Hindi nga po ako nakakuha NG notes e. Ang nakalagay Lang is purpose of visit, current status of residency. Hay nakakalungkot talaga pag narereject. Anyway, try ko ulit magapply NG student visa.. Pano po ung biometrics and police clearance, dito po b kayo nag bigay?
 

MsCutler

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Sep 12, 2019
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Hello po. Ask ko lang po sana if someone here applied for an institution in Alberta? How did you get your ASN or Alberta Student Number po? I hope someone can help po. Thank you po
Hi. Not from an Alberta school but you can probably ask from the school. In my case since my school said theyll give the student number once im there i just left it blank i guess it was fine since I got approved.
 

happy025

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Aug 19, 2019
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When po kayo nag apply? Hindi nga po ako nakakuha NG notes e. Ang nakalagay Lang is purpose of visit, current status of residency. Hay nakakalungkot talaga pag narereject. Anyway, try ko ulit magapply NG student visa.. Pano po ung biometrics and police clearance, dito po b kayo nag bigay?
Nung July naipasa ng agency nmin. online ang gnwa kc nkblk n kmi dto sa Dubai.. same reason dn ktulad ng s iyo. hnhntay lng nmin ung notes.. kumuha n kmi Police clearnce dto mtgal na tas dto lng ung biometrics..s VFS Dubai
 
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