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Uganda/Canada: Whether the visa officer(s) at the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, would issue a Canadian Visitors Visa (CVV) to an applicant from Uganda without conducting a personal interview with the applicant and obtaining proof of identity from the interviewee; procedure followed before issuing CVVs (Follow-up to ZZZ35006.E of 14 September 2000)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 11 December 2000
Citation / Document Symbol ZZZ36270.E
Reference 2
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Uganda/Canada: Whether the visa officer(s) at the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, would issue a Canadian Visitors Visa (CVV) to an applicant from Uganda without conducting a personal interview with the applicant and obtaining proof of identity from the interviewee; procedure followed before issuing CVVs (Follow-up to ZZZ35006.E of 14 September 2000), 11 December 2000, ZZZ36270.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4bed318.html [accessed 10 December 2016]
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The following information was provided to the Research Directorate by the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya.

The vast majority of our applications from Uganda are submitted to our Honorary Consulate in Kampala, which then packs them up and sends them once each week by diplomatic bag to Nairobi where they are assessed. The assessment is done solely on paper and personal interviews are almost never conducted. The only time we would interview a Ugandan CVV applicant is if s/he applied in person at our office here in Nairobi.

We do sometimes also have agents or representatives come to Nairobi to submit applications on behalf of a group of persons in Uganda. Examples of this would be a trade delegation, sporting team, etc. In such cases we treat the applications as if they were received in the diplomatic bag. We would only interview if the applicants were in person.

Proof of identity of the applicant is established through the passport and other supporting documents. (30 Nov. 2000)

This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Reference

Canadian High Commission, Nairobi. 30 November 2000. Correspondence.

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