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#EndSARS: We don’t receive refugee applications directly from people – Canada


The High Commission of Canada to Nigeria has urged individuals in Nigeria not to send refugee applications directly to them.

In a statement issued on its official Twitter handle, the commission said that it has received great interest in Canadian immigration programs in recent times.

It, however, pointed out that the Canadian Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates, Consulates General or Honorary Consulates do not accept refugee applications directly from people.

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The statement added that, “Canada works with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), other designated referral organizations and private sponsors to identify individuals in need of resettlement, and who are outside their home country.

“You cannot apply directly for resettlement. You must be referred to Canada by a designated referral organization or a private sponsor.

“Don’t be fooled by rumours or false information online.

“No one can guarantee that your immigration application will be fast-tracked or approved. Only a Canadian migration officer can decide if you can come to Canada.”

The statement was issued days after news broke out that DJ Switch who made an Instagram live video of the Lekki shooting of EndSARS protesters has fled to Canada.

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