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Study Permit Challenges for Nigerian Applicants

Fawaz123

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Apr 5, 2020
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You can reapply anytime when you think you can address issues raised on refusal letter, Appealing decision involve all the way to judicial review, that’ll be question of how VO intepreted and applied the law/guidelines. If rule is in your favor, you’ll go through settlement. Takes time and money to pay lawyer in Canada to file for you.

Now because you mentioned about sufficient funds, what do you mean by sufficient? In your situation it is 1 year tuition fee+ $10,000 cost of living (YOU) + 4,000 first family member + 3,000 second accompanying. I did not include your spouse if you have one. In some situation, they may go beyond that and include things like cost accomodation for a family, daycare if minor etc. If you meet that, then you have one concern out of the way, second will be “ intention of returning back after studies”
I also got that same rejection letter, can I go for nse route (Nigeria student express)?
 
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Im not sure if you can have two active applications pending determination, if you reapply and same time appeal through JR. I would ask you to consult your lawyer, but as far as i understand, they may hold JR if you reapply and decision is not met. Minister may argue that applicant had reapplied there is no reasons to proceed with JR while there is reapplication pending decision of the officer. You have two options, to reapply or appeal and im not sure if you can do both at the same time.
On the other side, reapply with recent refusal within a year gives VO little consideration on the new facts and eventually may refuse again ( but not all the time ) but appeal through lawyer you get their attention as lawyers are knowledgeable with the laws. Now, if you strong believe you have addressed all the issues and your circumstances has changed then reapply... sometimes for some reasons, country approval rates trigger some unfair decision, but each applications is treated differently. All the best
I studied Computer Science graduated with 2.2. I have 3 years experience as an inventory officer in a supermarket, will it be advisable for me to apply for Masters in Economics, Business Admin or something similar? Please advise
 

ohmgee

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May 8, 2021
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Im not sure if you can have two active applications pending determination, if you reapply and same time appeal through JR. I would ask you to consult your lawyer, but as far as i understand, they may hold JR if you reapply and decision is not met. Minister may argue that applicant had reapplied there is no reasons to proceed with JR while there is reapplication pending decision of the officer. You have two options, to reapply or appeal and im not sure if you can do both at the same time.
On the other side, reapply with recent refusal within a year gives VO little consideration on the new facts and eventually may refuse again ( but not all the time ) but appeal through lawyer you get their attention as lawyers are knowledgeable with the laws. Now, if you strong believe you have addressed all the issues and your circumstances has changed then reapply... sometimes for some reasons, country approval rates trigger some unfair decision, but each applications is treated differently. All the best
Thank you so much. I am very grateful.
 

Annixx

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Aug 22, 2020
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March 2nd application:
eligibility started: 9th march
GCMS: Recommended interview.
upfront medical; still not updated.
no update.
March applicants gather here.
 

anitapatrickk

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Good Day Everyone my name is Anita☺
Please how long does it take to get a medical appointment/medical request letter.... I completed my biometric since 23rd of April.... till now no reply
 

Rafaelhag43

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Good Day Everyone my name is Anita☺
Please how long does it take to get a medical appointment/medical request letter.... I completed my biometric since 23rd of April.... till now no reply
Weeks or even months. You have a choice of going for an upfront medical and uploading the results through webform. It's your call.
 

Omofar

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Hello everyone.

I would appreciate some advise on this. I completed nysc in June 2020 amidst the pandemic and have not been able to get a job since then. I applied for a post grad course to begin January 2022 next year. Would this affect my study permit application and how do I go about explaining the work gap to the visa officer.

Kindly advise
Hi Vicky_7,

Thanks for visiting this thread.

I would recommend you take it all one step after the other. You cannot be talking about visa application when you are yet to get an offer of admission to study. This tells me you are yet to do any background research on your own, and this could get you into trouble. I would suggest you go to page 155 of this thread and arm your self with some much required information that will help you plan for your study permit when the time comes.

Wish you all the best.

Omofar
 

Omofar

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Good afternoon guys,
I will be re-applying for my study permit next week... my previous application was rejected based on
• purpose of visit
• family ties both in Canada and my home country
• person assets and financial status.
Although I had to apply for GCMS note and it was stated that by the VO that “ taking the applicants plan of study into account, the applicant does not appear to be sufficiently well established that the proposed study would a reasonable expense. Given family ties or economic motives to remain in Canada, the applicant incentives to remain in Canada may outweigh their ties to their home country. The applicant plan of study appear vague and poorly documented, for this reason I’m refusing the application.

for my new applicant....
• i have increased my tuition fee to 20,000CAD for one year
• I will be summiting my land document gifted to my late father
• document of my late father’s landed property
• my business certificate registered under CAC
• my personal statement of Acct for 6months having a balance of 5million
• my uncle’s statement of account since he is my sponsor
• SOP and LOE.... because I did not summit any in my previous application. Thanks
Hello Mamus1,

I hope well. I am sorry to hear that your first application was declined. However, I feel like you have not taken time to review the situation and if you are not careful, you may repeat the mistake again. Please take time to review page 155 of this thread, it will be really helpful. Your application is reviewed holistically by the VO, its not just an issue of supplying documents and you get approved. There must be a Logic that supports your application.

All the best.

Omofar
 

Omofar

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Hi Omofar, I was offered admission into st Clair college for September intake so I submitted my application for student permit to IRCC on April 29 did my biometrics on May 6, however st Clair college notified me on May 7 that my offer has been revoked due to the suspension of September intake and I was offered another admission for winter term (January). Do I update my study permit application or wait until a decision is made based on the former resumption date?
Hi Oladimeji2208,

I would suggest you wait.

All the best with your application.

Omofar.
 

Omofar

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Hello, I applied last year November for a study permit and was to go with my 2 young children but was refused based on
* proof of financial and personal asset
* intention of returning back after my study.
I want to ask if it is advisable to appeal since there was sufficient funds in the account and also personal assets to show or its more better to reapply?
Also which GCMS provided will you recommend I use?
Thank you.
Hello Ohmgee,

I hope well. Thanks for visiting this thread.

If you are confident that the VO abused his authority while reviewing your application and took an arbitrary decision to refuse your application contrary to the facts presented and you are sure your application was in order, I would encourage you to get a good Canadian lawyer and appeal the decision, if you can afford it.

Just in case of next time, it is not a wise advise to have applied with your kids, they would have served as your ties to your home country. You get your permit first, then put in their own application, under such circumstances, due to human right to family life, they would not have refused your children as they have a right to be with their mother who will be studying in Canada.

Finally, you can just find an agent who knows what they are doing to help you re-evaluate the decision and then re-apply and present a case that shows that the initial decision of the VO was wrong.

All the best.

Omofar