My Canadian Tourist Visa Was Refused Do I Reapply?

One of the most common questions we are asked at our immigration law firm is whether you are able to reapply once you’ve been refused for a Canadian visa such as a Canadian tourist visa. 

The answer is, yes, you can reapply if your Canadian visitor visa application has been refused. However, you will need to take some precautions. Please read on!

Am I eligible to reapply if my tourist visa was refused?

There is no restriction on how many times you can reapply for a visa, or how long you have to wait until you reapply after your visa application has been refused.

But, first you need to determine why you were refused for a Canadian tourist visa before you do anything. After all, if you just reapply using the same information there’s no real reason you won’t just be refused again.

You could be eligible to reapply for your tourist visa if you made a mistake on your application in the first place. If you think you may have made a mistake, you can reapply with new information.

If you don’t think you made a mistake, you can appeal your Canadian tourist visa refusal to the Federal Court of Canada. You could only have as few as 30 days to appeal your visa denial, so you must act fast.

Please keep in mind that the appeal process is very difficult, and the reapplication process can also be difficult as you must explain to the government why you are all of a sudden providing new information with your application.

Even though time is of the essence when you have been refused a Canadian tourist visa, you should contact a licensed immigration lawyer to assess your case and determine the best option for you! Please contact us using the form on the right or by calling us at the phone number on the top of this page.

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