VISA Refusals/Appeals

Unfortunately not all applications receive a favorable decision. We have gained extensive experience dealing with immigration matter refusals. In order to challenge the decision of the officer, it is vital to assess the reasoning for refusal. The Canadian government allows foreign nationals to appeal the decision of the Immigration and Refugee of Canada. Applicants usually have 60 days to submit an appeal to the Federal Court of Canada from the date of receiving a negative decision.  This is a costly and time-consuming process. In most cases we thoroughly analyze the rejected file of the client and successfully resubmit and obtain a positive decision. Each case is different and requires tailored strategy from the experienced Lawyer or a Licensed Immigration Consultant of Canada. 

However, we encourage you to start your initial application with IRCC  by obtaining competent legal advice regardless of the visa type. It seems to be easy and straightforward to apply for visitor visas and foreign nationals tend to make mistakes  on their first step to enter Canada. For example, they apply on their own or hire unlicensed immigration consultants who have no clue about the Canadian immigration law and policies. Please note that the information that you submit to the IRCC will remain in the system forever and lying or  concealing any information knowingly or unknowingly will result in serious consequences. 

For Example:

Your immigration and/or citizenship application may be refused even after successfully obtaining a temporary entry visa to Canada.

Some of our prospective clients contact us when they arrive in Canada to extend their temporary visas or change immigration status to stay in Canada permanently. We do thorough analysis of  clients’  previous applications before starting our legal representation. In most of the cases, we find out red flags and fraud while performing due diligence.

Immigration Case Scenario 1

Mr. T came to Canada with a tourist visa which allowed him to stay in Canada for 6 months. After 2 months of his stay in Canada  he contacted our office to obtain legal advice. Thoroughly  analyzing his credentials during our meeting, we found a solution for him and prepared a plan to achieve his immigration goal. We requested his previous application and all the supporting documents, which he submitted to the Canadian Embassy previously to obtain a tourist visa.

Later, we found out that in his tourist visa application he did not mention that he was married to a woman who had few refusals from the US Embassy. He  also informed us that his spouse did not include him in her application submitted to the US Embassy. Both Mr. T and his wife lied in their applications. 

Did we represent  this client? No, We decided not to take his case after finding out that he lied to the Canadian Government and he had to continue lying in order to gain permanent residence. 

What could be done  differently? Mr. T applied for a tourist visa through a travel agency for a fee  based on the advice of the travel agent who had no clue about Canadian Immigration laws and  regulations. Mr. T. could obtain legal advice from a competent Canadian Immigration Lawyer or a Licensed Consultant and could have his immigration plan ready before entering Canada. He would be advised on  the consequences of lying in visa applications...