Reactions as Canada Denies Nigerian Man Student Visa after Finding N100m as His Proof of Funds

Reactions as Canada Denies Nigerian Man Student Visa after Finding N100m as His Proof of Funds

  • A lady has narrated how a man's Canadian visa application was not granted after officials saw the amount he presented as his proof of funds
  • According to the techie, having excess money as one's proof of funds was not a guarantor of a study visa
  • A relocation expert, Uthman Hauwa Ibraheem, shared with Legit.ng the dangers of having excess money as proof of found

A Nigerian techie overseas has advised against using excessive money for one's proof of funds (POF) as she shared a man's sad story.

A TikTok user, @muvey10, narrated that a man in one of her groups opened up about being denied a Canadian study visa despite having N100 million as his proof of funds.

Man denied Canadian visa after officals saw N100m as his proof of funds
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In a TikTok video, the techie explained that visa application reviewers like storytelling and knocked the man for presenting N100 million as proof of funds for a study visa.

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According to her, the visa officials are humans and would deny or approve one's application based on some probabilities.

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She said the onus is on the applicant to tell his or her story convincingly.

"You have N100 million in your account. The question is, how is that money in your account?" she quizzed while admonishing people on the dangers of an excess prof of funds.

The proof of funds requirement showed that Canada study visa applicants must have nothing less than 20,635 CAD (N13.9 million) from January 1, 2024, the country's official website stated.

Why having excess POF is not ideal

Ina chat with Legit.ng, Uthman Hauwa Ibraheem, said having excess money as proof of fund is not advisable. She went on to share why.

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"One of the reasons for refusal of a visa is having excess funds for your proof of funds.
"It raises a big alarm. It’s not advisable to have more than N50 million as proof of funds for any country.
"It’s the highest you can go. You would have to explain how you got the money.
"You need to prove beyond all questionable doubts."

Watch the video below:

People react to man's experience

francess obas said:

"I was denied because of statement of account."

okenwaDanielnwa said:

"So in other words they work like the EFCC."

clemkol said:

"The applicant is not smart. he was not informed at all. 30m against 100m he shot himself on the leg."

Paul said:

"That 100 million is a red flag how did you manage to come up with such amount you must prove it."

kelvinclin741 said:

"What is the source of your 100m.

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"Did you explain to immigration office how you made that money."

Chosen ify Snr said:

"It doesn’t make sense having such amount and using it to apply for study permit. There are other route the person should have use. Like bus. Route."

wisdomumejiego said:

"Please how much is currently ok for the POF because I have heard a lot of things about this."

Why Canada study visa application gets rejected

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that an international agency shared three reasons why people's Canada study visa applications are unsuccessful.

Canada, a country in North America, is one of the choice destinations for many international students seeking to further their studies.

According to the University of Ottawa statistics report, Canada welcomed a record 551,405 international students from 184 countries in 2022.

In addition, as of the end of 2022 there were 807,750 international students holding valid Canadian study permits.

Source: Legit.ng

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