What To Do After A Canadian Visa Application is Refused

Applying to immigrate to Canada can be an exciting time. It is a huge life step, and it can be heartbreaking to be told by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that your immigration application has been refused. Similarly, if you are applying for a temporary visa to Canada for a visit, to work, or to study and are denied, it can also be a very stressful situation. 

However, please know that this is not the end of the road and your wish to visit or come to Canada is not dashed for good. The Canadian government allows those who have had their visa applications refused may appeal or ask for their application to be re-processed. But what exactly are your next steps when you’ve had a visa application refused?

The first thing you should do is speak to a licensed immigration lawyer. This is because of two reasons. First, the time limit for appeals is very strict and in most cases you’ll need to appeal within 15 or 30 days. Second, the method you choose to use in going about dealing with your refusal depends greatly on several different things, such as why your application was denied. An immigration lawyer who is experienced and reputable can help you sort out your path to appealing the refusal, and can do so quickly.

Your options when appealing an immigration refusal

When appealing a Canadian immigration refusal or a visa refusal, you need to determine your eligibility. You could, for example, be eligible to appeal your refusal to the Federal Court of Canada or to the Immigration Adjudication Division. If these aren’t suitable for you, you could be able to make a request to restore the application to the Case Processing Centre. Contact us for assistance as soon as you find out you’ve been refused?

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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