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Self-Employed Application 2018

Blissful777

Full Member
May 3, 2019
27
8
Hi to everyone,

Got the response from Local Visa Office - Delhi after 7months from AOR, they scheduled interview in next month.

Can anyone tell me what kind of Questions they will ask?

Is there anyone who undergone such type of interview? Pls share ur experience.
Hello guys,
Horrible day for me and I m very disappointed. Faced interview today. I smell that she(Visa Officer) was not in a mood to give single chance to me, and she was asking me just for formality. Like Its just pre decided to reject my application. Even she didnt answer my good afternoon greetings. Very rude behaviour. Not allowed my spouse and kid with me in interview cabin, even though its mentioned in email to be present with family. Before me there were around 8 applicant who got refusal. I just inquired from few of them, and all of them have different reason for refusal, but none of have strong reason for refusal. I was shocked by hearing that one applicant have taken help of consultant to make document so they refused their visa application. In my turn, she asked lots of question and first 20mins went very well from my side.
Few questions are
1. What is ur business?
2. Education
3. Spouse education, occupation, service
4. No. Of children and their age?
5. Doing Business since and from where?
6. Any business partner ? no. of employees ?
7. Past business experience and their proof, like painting exhibition and cultural events.
8. Business promotion strategy
9. Why u want to goto Canada?
10. Future plan in canada
11. How will u survive against business competitor ? Any strategy?
12. Business plan ?(long discussion held)
13. How will ur work help Canadian economy?
14. Any international exhibition, certificate ?( which I dont have)
15. Who helped u to make ur application documents?
And many more other questions...but she didnt want to listen my answer. Between my explanation she fired another questions without taking any interest.
As per email its document review interview we have all the documents ready, whatever they asked in email but she didnt see any documents and even my original art work. At the end of interview, she told me that u dont have impressive business plan, and also no any experience in world class level participation certificate so I refuse ur application, we will email u our decision within 15 days. Without listening my reply she gave me good bye message, turn off light of cabin and went away. Thats it.

What to do now? Please suggest.
 

Hola4bola

Full Member
Mar 7, 2019
28
18
So sorry to hear about your application. I dont think you should let things go without a fight because of all you have invested. Both time and money. Dont allow one grumpy visa officer be the sole decision maker in this.

@Mort Sinclair was also refused initially and she appealed, she got a favourable response afterwards. Kindly speak to her , hopefully she can guide you on how she appealed.

@Blissful777 so sorry once again but please keep hope alive. Cheers
 
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Blissful777

Full Member
May 3, 2019
27
8
So sorry to hear about your application. I dont think you should let things go without a fight because of all you have invested. Both time and money. Dont allow one grumpy visa officer be the sole decision maker in this.

@Mort Sinclair was also refused initially and she appealed, she got a favourable response afterwards. Kindly speak to her , hopefully she can guide you on how she appealed.

@Blissful777 so sorry once again but please keep hope alive. Cheers
Thanks for ur reply, I will definitely appeal for this case. Its all about my hard work, time and money.
I forgot to mentioned that she doesn't look like a Visa Officer. She was very young indian girl between 25 -28 year of age and seems dont have any experience.
 

comerunning19

Hero Member
Sep 12, 2019
403
128
Hello guys,
Horrible day for me and I m very disappointed. Faced interview today. I smell that she(Visa Officer) was not in a mood to give single chance to me, and she was asking me just for formality. Like Its just pre decided to reject my application. Even she didnt answer my good afternoon greetings. Very rude behaviour. Not allowed my spouse and kid with me in interview cabin, even though its mentioned in email to be present with family. Before me there were around 8 applicant who got refusal. I just inquired from few of them, and all of them have different reason for refusal, but none of have strong reason for refusal. I was shocked by hearing that one applicant have taken help of consultant to make document so they refused their visa application. In my turn, she asked lots of question and first 20mins went very well from my side.
Few questions are
1. What is ur business?
2. Education
3. Spouse education, occupation, service
4. No. Of children and their age?
5. Doing Business since and from where?
6. Any business partner ? no. of employees ?
7. Past business experience and their proof, like painting exhibition and cultural events.
8. Business promotion strategy
9. Why u want to goto Canada?
10. Future plan in canada
11. How will u survive against business competitor ? Any strategy?
12. Business plan ?(long discussion held)
13. How will ur work help Canadian economy?
14. Any international exhibition, certificate ?( which I dont have)
15. Who helped u to make ur application documents?
And many more other questions...but she didnt want to listen my answer. Between my explanation she fired another questions without taking any interest.
As per email its document review interview we have all the documents ready, whatever they asked in email but she didnt see any documents and even my original art work. At the end of interview, she told me that u dont have impressive business plan, and also no any experience in world class level participation certificate so I refuse ur application, we will email u our decision within 15 days. Without listening my reply she gave me good bye message, turn off light of cabin and went away. Thats it.

What to do now? Please suggest.
Sorry to hear about what you have been through today... It must have been a disappointing experience for you. As @Hola4bola said, please do try to appeal and don't lose hope.

Regarding the rejected applicant whom you spoke with, would you have any idea if he/she has appointed a compensated representative (consultant) who was not authorized by the Government of Canada?
 

Palamon

Star Member
Feb 12, 2019
72
40
Hello guys,
Horrible day for me and I m very disappointed. Faced interview today. I smell that she(Visa Officer) was not in a mood to give single chance to me, and she was asking me just for formality. Like Its just pre decided to reject my application. Even she didnt answer my good afternoon greetings. Very rude behaviour. Not allowed my spouse and kid with me in interview cabin, even though its mentioned in email to be present with family. Before me there were around 8 applicant who got refusal. I just inquired from few of them, and all of them have different reason for refusal, but none of have strong reason for refusal. I was shocked by hearing that one applicant have taken help of consultant to make document so they refused their visa application. In my turn, she asked lots of question and first 20mins went very well from my side.
Few questions are
1. What is ur business?
2. Education
3. Spouse education, occupation, service
4. No. Of children and their age?
5. Doing Business since and from where?
6. Any business partner ? no. of employees ?
7. Past business experience and their proof, like painting exhibition and cultural events.
8. Business promotion strategy
9. Why u want to goto Canada?
10. Future plan in canada
11. How will u survive against business competitor ? Any strategy?
12. Business plan ?(long discussion held)
13. How will ur work help Canadian economy?
14. Any international exhibition, certificate ?( which I dont have)
15. Who helped u to make ur application documents?
And many more other questions...but she didnt want to listen my answer. Between my explanation she fired another questions without taking any interest.
As per email its document review interview we have all the documents ready, whatever they asked in email but she didnt see any documents and even my original art work. At the end of interview, she told me that u dont have impressive business plan, and also no any experience in world class level participation certificate so I refuse ur application, we will email u our decision within 15 days. Without listening my reply she gave me good bye message, turn off light of cabin and went away. Thats it.

What to do now? Please suggest.
Very sorry to hear about your experience. I would suggest you hire a trusted lawyer and appeal. There is at least one candidate on this very forum who has appealed and got the initial decision of IRCC reversed.
 
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theguv

Star Member
Dec 8, 2016
165
64
45
London UK
Category........
NOC Code......
5225
Well i might not get an answer or officers might feel pushed which might effect the outcome of my application?
If you don't get an answer you've lost nothing. If you are polite in your email and you don't send one per hour getting more and more aggressive, I can't imagine any visa officer moving your application to the bottom of the pile out of spite.

If you don't ask, you don't get in this life...
 

Firat

Full Member
Jun 30, 2018
34
6
If you don't get an answer you've lost nothing. If you are polite in your email and you don't send one per hour getting more and more aggressive, I can't imagine any visa officer moving your application to the bottom of the pile out of spite.

If you don't ask, you don't get in this life...
Well thank you for the answer but I meant physically going in to the canada embassy in Warsaw, not simply sending an e mail. :)
 

PMM

VIP Member
Jun 30, 2005
24,882
1,682
Hi

Well thank you for the answer but I meant physically going in to the canada embassy in Warsaw, not simply sending an e mail. :)
1. Without an appointment, it is unlikely you would be admitted to see anyone in the Immigration section.
 

Blissful777

Full Member
May 3, 2019
27
8
Sorry to hear about what you have been through today... It must have been a disappointing experience for you. As @Hola4bola said, please do try to appeal and don't lose hope.

Regarding the rejected applicant whom you spoke with, would you have any idea if he/she has appointed a compensated representative (consultant) who was not authorized by the Government of Canada?
I dont know about it, I didn't ask. They also experienced rude behavior of visa officer.
If a visa officer dont want listen anything then why the hell they call for interview?
 

itsmeParis

Full Member
Apr 11, 2018
35
8
Hello everybody! Has anyone here have been approve via this self-employed pathway? If yes, how long does the process have taken?
 

comerunning19

Hero Member
Sep 12, 2019
403
128
I dont know about it, I didn't ask. They also experienced rude behavior of visa officer.
If a visa officer dont want listen anything then why the hell they call for interview?
Hope there is a well elaborated reason stated on the official letter of rejection so that you can have a proper appeal...
 

itsmeParis

Full Member
Apr 11, 2018
35
8
Hi, you may wish to refer to @Mort Sinclair 's #628, @Runroad 's #1049, and leavingonajetplane2016's very detailed sharing on her blog: https://naijagirlcanadianadventure.com/
More successful timelines are available in this thread.

How's your application going?
Thank you for the response. More or less, less than a year we'd be able to find out the results then. WOW!

Re status of our application, here's the timeline.
CANADA APPLICATION TIMELINE
Aug 27 - Ship via Fedex our application
Aug 30 - application arrived in Sydney, NS.
Sept 18 - Received email re additional informations
Sept 26 - Sent the additional docs request
Oct 4 - AOR
Oct 24 - Biometrics Request
Oct 29 — Biometrics Done
... Now, awaiting for the next step.
 
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JaunRaza

Star Member
Mar 27, 2017
85
8
UAE
Category........
FSW
App. Filed.......
12-08-2019
AOR Received.
12-08-1988
@leavingonajetplane2016 Hey i want to know which were your Visa Office From UAE ? London or AD ?

and i hope they wont call each and every application for interview.