Applying for a Canadian Study Visa is long and tedious, making it more difficult when an application is rejected.
Recently, there’s seen a rise in the number of refusals and the probability of rejection being more pronounced for applicants from specific regions, mainly African countries. The odds of getting a study permit in Canada when you’re an African is around 25.
A variety of factors contribute to this. Immigration officials have stated that 10% of applicants are rejected due to blatant fraud. Some applicants don’t cut because they need to show they have the money to cover Canada’s high tuition and rent costs. Other students have plans for studying, which need to be clarified.
Although some rejections are because the applicants don’t meet the requirements of the program set forth by the IRPA, others may be purely depending on the discretion of the Visa Officer or on the inability of applicants to demonstrate their intent to pursue a degree in Canada.
Visa applications are only taken with a glimmer of thought, and a mix of elements, analysis, and other factors influence the final decisions. However, an innocent mistake or omission can trigger more refusals that a visa agent did not previously uncover. Some of the reasons might also be general reasons for refusal.
If your visa was rejected, you must contact your school as soon as possible to inform them of the situation and determine if you can delay your admission until a later term or session. …. Work on the issues you have identified and resolve them promptly.
Recently, Ogayemi Law Firm listed some motives that could be described as generic motives for Canadian study permit refusal in this country. These are just a few reasons that could be used in the rejection of an application at your discretion as a visa officer or in response to other factors related to an application.
Be aware that the individual circumstances and applications differ, which is the reason it is crucial to get an expert’s opinion regarding your application prior to deciding what step(s) to follow.
In the case of the applicant being rejected due to not presenting the correct information in their application and was consequently imposed one, it could be a separate issue.
This could be a result of misrepresenting/omitting a material fact in your application, submitting falsified documents, withholding useful/compelling information, etc.
If you’re confident that this isn’t the case and you’ve been convicted of an inadmissibility ruling due to misrepresentation, speak with a law firm that is licensed.
The law firms that you can speak to include:
If you are denied or denied, you will receive an email with the main reason(s) for being refused. For example, it could be for the basis of the visit, home tie, travel histories, etc.
The reasons given above are general and do not apply to certain people.
Today, I’ll discuss two (2) things the applicant might consider doing based on the classification of refusal reasons that were received.
OPTION A: Judicial Review
If you review the refusal letter and are sure that you have clearly stated your reason(s) to apply for the visa; and showed that you had adequate funds/assets, personal assets, and highlighted your residence connection, among others, you can make an application for a Judicial Review to the Federal Court of Canada for Judicial Review.
Temporary resident visas are administrative decisions that often are made at the discretion of the Visa Officer. The findings may be examined through the Court. In essence, you need to show the judge you can prove that your decision was unjust or unreasonable or was wrongly taken.
Recently, requests from a few countries have been rejected at the highest rate and for similar motives, even though the reasons differ. This has led to more applicants apply to for a Judicial Review to the Federal Court of Canada, and many have been successful.
It is possible to request the possibility of a Judicial Review if you identified that a Visa Officer, for example, did not look at an important document or the information you have already provided or if they decided your application based on conditions of a different immigration program. The example is available below.
Be aware that, when conducting the event of a Judicial Review, a Federal Court Judge cannot immediately replace the visa officer’s ruling. Instead, the judge will review the procedure that has led to the decision and then decide if it was reasonable and fair. Should it not be, the applicant is ordered to be reconsidered by a different Visa Officer.
Additionally, it’s common to find it to be expected for the IRCC (through its lawyers) to make an offer about the possibility of settling and resolving an issue before a court or order is given. Some cases conclude with a settlement offer before an order is issued by the Court. Other matters may go to trial or litigation, and others are followed by a decision to redetermine and approve.
As I said earlier, you require a Canadian lawyer who is in good graces to act for you and file Judicial Review. Also, you have a specific time frame from the date you are refused to submit the Judicial Review. After receiving the refusal letter, you must contact a Canadian lawyer to review possible option(s).
Be aware that, as the visa processing time, the time frame for completing Judicial Review may also vary for each case or individual applicant. However, there needs to be a set timeframe for when the process can be scheduled to meet.
OPTION B: Visa Refusal Management & Reapplying
If you believe that the decision of your Visa officer was reasonable, fair, and not erroneous, you can apply again. However, I advise you to only use after completing certain things.
The first step is to determine your decision’s exact reason(s) and then address them adequately. The letter you receive will outline the primary reason(s) to refuse (but do not discuss it in depth). For more details about the rejection process, you can get”the GCMS Notes.
You must provide a consent form to either an individual or a Corporation in Canada to request the information on your behalf. The cost is.
It can also take up to 30 to 60 days for an account of GCMS note to get released. If you require assistance in your GCMS search, you can reach an authorized representative, a company, or someone you know in Canada to assist you in the process.
Alongside these law firms that I mentioned, a few of the organizations you can contact our
- Info place Canada
- Iwajay Immigration
- Tofino Immigration
- Green Tulips Immigration
- Canada Info Hub
- FTO Immigration Services
- Enter Canada
All of the law firms have licensed authorized representatives in Canada
If you look through Your GCMS Notes, you’ll find the whole reason(s) for the rejection and the comment(s) provided by the Visa officer, as well as essential details. This will help you understand how to improve your application before you submit your next application.
2. Provide complete details and documents to prove that you have dealt with the concerns raised in your application. If you have to employ the services of an authorized agent to help you in this regard, be as efficient as possible.
3. When the start date is rapidly approaching, and you don’t have time to request the Judicial Review or reapply before the start date, you should contact your school as quickly as you can and send details to the school.
Inform your school of the reason why your application was rejected and then request the deferral of your enrollment in the school’s program to the next intake.
So you’ll be able to retain your place within the program while working to obtain authorization to study to begin your studies in Canada.
There is also a video on this page where I explain the issues I was addressing and the steps you can take to manage them. Check out this video here.
It is crucially important to address your concerns before applying. There is a vague timeframe to use again, but you will have more chances of success by addressing the issues discussed in detail.
For clarity, a previous rejection doesn’t mean you’ll be automatically denied again. You must prove that you’ve now met the requirements for your visa application.
This will be helpful to someone else. I am looking eagerly to welcoming your family to Canada.