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Study Permit Application in Saudi Arabia for January 2020

Discussion in 'International Students' started by Damsss, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Please share your timeline here for student visa applicants for January. Submitted my papers in VFS on Sept18, no update until now except for "submitted" on my GC account.
     
  2. Paper application
    Non SDS ( do it your-self )

    September 24 - lodged application
    -biometric done on the same day
    -submitted my passport

    October 2 - Medical Upfront first appointment at Ghannam Clinic Jeddah ( didn’t wait for the cic email i took the risk to do despite Nurse Nel told me it would be risky on my part because I will have 2 UCI but I did it anyway )

    October 7 - medical second appointment

    October 12 - link my paper application to my GC key account
    ( after 10x was able to link it)

    Application status - we are processing your application

    Review of eligibility - we are reviewing whether you meet the eligibility

    Review of medical results
    - October 13, 2019 You passed the medical exam. ( I send an email via webform and I attached the result of my medical )

    Review of additional documents
    - we do not need additional documents.

    Interview
    - you do not need an interview

    Background check
    - we are processing your background check.

    Final decision
    - your application is in progress.
     
  3. I have the same status as yours, except for the medical. It's been a month and there's no update apart from reviewing of eligibility.
     
  4. By the way im a filipina working in KSA. If im not mistaken your application will be on its 42 days on October 29th. And thats 6 weeks of processing as what stated on the website. Lets hope for the best. InshaaAllah good news will come.
     
  5. By the way Im a Filipina working in KSA. If im not mistaken your application will be on its 42 days on October 29th. And thats 6 weeks of processing as what stated on the website. Lets hope for the best. InshaaAllah good news will come.
     
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  6. Yes it will be 6 weeks on the 29th, but I submitted it almost on weekend plus it was the Saudi National Day after that, so I guess it reached their office by 23rd of Sept. The calculation of processing is by the time it reached the Canadian Embassy. I am also a Filipina, on visit visa under my husband's name. The only update is "reviewing of eligibility" as well. Let's wait and see, they might have update for us by next week because technically we roughly have the same timeline.
     
  7. InshaaAllah Next week will have some updates. Ameen
     
  8. Yes, true! Hoping and praying for a good outcome next week. Please update if there's any news on your application. I also linked my application on GCkey, almost a week after I submitted (tried linking after more than 5 attempts).
     
  9. Lets update each other.
     
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  10. Hi there,
    I have also applied for a study permit from Riyadh (online application). Here's my timeline:

    August 15: Submitted application (medical done upfront)
    August 16: Biometrics request
    August 18: Biometrics done
    August 19: Status updated- Medical passed and biometrics completed

    Since then, no updates.
    Contacted them through webform, said they were doing additional verifications and would take time outside of posted processing times, so I am waiting patiently.
     
  11. It's been more than 2 months since you submitted your application. My biometrics is not updated on the CIC account but I have done biometrics upfront since I submitted it in person.
     
  12. Patience is a virtue... i think you will be hearing from them soon... keep the positive vibes alive.
     
    bmanirudh likes this.
  13. So am I, we both did the paper application but on our biometric status it doesnt appear that we did it. They supposed to put “completed” or biometric done.
     
  14. They just put my biometrics number on the bottom of the page but not completed on the 'biometrics' section.
     
  15. guys do you recommend paper application through vfs or online. i am applying from dammam
     

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