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Study Permit Challenges for Nigerian Applicants

Discussion in 'International Students' started by Omofar, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. When you get a refusal you have 2 options

    1. Re-apply right away
    2. Order GCMS, check the details of refusal, fix it and then reapply
    2nd one increases the probability
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  2. Hi, am accessing through EXPRESS ENTRY, is it a most that I be employed before I can be eligible? Because I tried the assessment, you will be employed before you can be eligible or otherwise?
  3. wrong thread.....
  4. 1. If you do not have family or friends in Canada who are adults and reside there legally, you can try this website https://www.caipsgcms.com/

    2. If you have family or friends living legally in Canada then you can go here https://atip-aiprp.apps.gc.ca/atip/welcome.do?lang=en

    All the best.

  5. My application has finally been rejected and I got my note from them. They only thing there is they are not convinced I will come back after my studies. Please I need a good idea on how to resolve this issue of not coming back after my studies am about to reapply again.
  6. Hello Omofar,

    Trust you're doing well. Can you possibly share your email with me. I am pretty sure you can help me out. Thanks
  7. *
    Yes I applied on the 22nd of june and the requested for my passport on the 11th of july. Just to be sure if they request for my passport does it mean they're going to give me the visa and how long does it take for them to return the passport?
  8. have you gotten your passport back?
  9. I was also initially reading without replying to a post, but having read questions from a whole lot of people here and the incredibly useful answers provided by respondents, not the least of which come from Omofar, I thought it wise to respond to this and to give general advice to whoever is interested.

    Specifically addressing your immediately above questions, I would say it is a grave error not to include your letter of employment, letter approving your study leave and a letter of reference from your employer or supervisor or HR confirming your position, that you work with the organization and that you have requested a study leave to study in Canada, stating that you have indicated that you would return to your job after studies. This letter must be on company letterhead with address, email address and company phone numbers. This letter of reference is indispensable to your success, whether ot not your father is the one sponsoring your studies, these letters must be there.

    If you applied online, or you have linked your paper application to an online account, please upload these documents I mentioned to update your application. I speak from experience, having gone through this process 6 years ago and living in Canada since then.

  10. If you applied online, and they have now requested the original of your passport, you have a 95% chance of being given a visa. That is always the case. It's a different thing if you applied on paper, as your application must be accompanied by the original of your passport. The time it takes to return your passport is not certain; it could take between 1 to 5 weeks, especially if yours is being processed at the London office. They are somewhat uncourteous in London; "I don't care" attitude is out there. Perhaps they are short-staffed and overworked.
  11. Yes, it is in fact advisable to do that if you are pressed for time. It is allowed under IRCC rules.
  12. The 5 year thing is not a major issue to me, if you have been employed since, especially if it is in a relevant field. I got admitted to a top university in Canada after 6 years from graduation. But i was practising my profession for those 6 years.

    What everyone should know is that there are hundreds of post-secondary institutions in Canada to apply to. But what I see as the problem with most Nigerians is that we have this mentality of desiring to attend the best university in Canada, but we don't think of the fees required by those schools. There is nothing like getting a better job because you attended the highest-ranked university in Canada. What the employers consider is your grade based on your transcripts, not your certificate (as we are used to in Nigeria). So, you can make a 2.1 and not have good grades in your key area subjects. Then you are not better than an applicant with a poor grade.

    On a general note, if your intention is to stay back after studies, apply to schools you can afford and think less about university/school ranking, provided they are accredited and are publicly-funded schools that will give you a post-graduation work permit after studies. You can attend the expensive schools later when you start earning Canadian income. You apply to the very expensive schools, chances are that you would not meet the income requirement according to the rules. This is the truth that the Indian students in Canada have long discovered. That is why they are more successful when it comes to international student applications for study permits. Best of luck to all of you!
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    hank you very much. they refused me the visa though, so i reapplied attaching those documents except for reference letter tho. but i have passed my upfront medical on 4th july. thanks very much for your concern
  14. Accept my sympathy please. Good to hear you have reapplied

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