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Study Visa Enquiry


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May 5, 2013
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I have a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Actuarial Science from University of Lagos(2005) and have worked as a banker for 4.5 yrs and embarked on a study leave for my M.Sc oil & Gas Accounting in the UK from September 2012 to September 2013. Last month I applied for a TR (Visitor's) visa for an Oil and Gas conference in Calgary, Canada, coming up in July 23-25 but was refused visa due to the reason stated at the end of this mail below. However, I have an admission in Algonquin college for a Professional Post-graduate Certificate Program in Financial Services ( 1 year duration ) against January 2014. This professional certificate program is for those experienced in the financial sector. Thus, the program is in line with banking career.

I need clarification to the following grey areas:

1. Does being refused TR visa in April have any effect on my study visa application?
2. Can I apply for the study here in the UK as I am here writing my dissertation between June 2013 to September 2013 or
3. Do I need to return to Nigeria or apply via Canadian Embassy in Nigeria either by post or online application?
4. Will my Master's degree affect my study visa application?
5. Can I present a fixed deposit as an evidence of finance?

I will be glad for your constructive response.

Below is the VO refusal advise ( front and back page ):

TR visa Refusal Reason:

"this refers to your application for a TR visa to Canada. I have completed my assessment of your application and I have determined that you do not meet the requirement for a TR visa; therefore, your application is refused. In reaching a decision, an officer considers several factors; these may include the applicant's travel and identity documents, reason for travel to Canada, contacts in Canada, Financial means for the trip; ties to country of residence ( including immigration status, employment and family ties) and whether the applicant would be likely to leave Canada at the end of his/her authorized stay.
In accordance with sec A11(1) of the immigration and refugee Protection Act (IRPA), any person wishing to become a TR of Canada must satisfy an officer that he or she is not inadmissible to Canada and will leave by end of the period of authorized for his/her stay.
This application is closed. Please note that any new information you wish to provide must be submitted with a new application and processing fee. Should you wish to reapply, I would suggest that you do so only if your situation has changed substantively or you have significant new information to submit.

Second page:

Following an examination of your application, I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of the Act and the Regulations for the reason explained below. I am therefore refusing your application.
You have not satisfied me that you would leave Canada at the end of your stay as a TR. In reaching this decision, I considered several factors, including:
1. Your travel history, 2. Your immigration status, 3. Your family ties in Canada and in your country of residence


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