Rejection of a visa application can be a disappointing and frustrating experience. However, it is essential to note that a visa rejection is not the end of the road and does not mean you cannot re-apply to visit or immigrate to Canada. When your visa is rejected by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the IRCC issues you a letter which entails the reasons of rejection.
There could be numerous reasons why your visa is rejected but before knowing the reasons it is essential to know the two categories of rejection. Before reapplying for your Canadian visa, you must comprehend whether your visa was refused or returned.
What’s The Difference Between A Refusal And Return?
Refusal: Refusal of a visa simply means when you do not meet the eligibility requirements. The reasons for refusal of your visa also largely depends upon under which immigration scheme did you apply and individual circumstances. Refusal doesn’t offer you a refund of the application fee.
Return: On the other hand, return of a visa means when you have failed to provide the necessary documents to the IRCC or your application is filed inaccurately. Oftentimes, the applicants apply in programs that are quota-based and if the quota has already been met, your application may be returned. In case your visa application is returned, you are entitled to refund of the application fee.
The Path Forward After Rejection – What Options Do You Have After The Rejection Of Your Application?
Re-apply: You can definitely re-apply any time after refusal or return of your visa application. However, you cannot re-apply if the rejection letter has prohibited to apply again.
Reconsideration: The applicants do retain the option to submit a reconsideration to the visa officer if they think their application was not assessed properly despite being the fact that the application was aptly filed and all necessary documents were submitted. A reconsideration does not cost any fee.
Addressing reasons for refusal: It is crucial to note that a refusal of a visa is slightly complicated as compared to a return. Any criminal or medical inadmissibility and misrepresentation could be major reasons of refusal of your application. Financial inability is yet another major reason of visa refusal. A history of visa violations, overstaying previous visas, or irregularities in your travel history can be red flags to immigration officers.
It’s important for applicants to thoroughly review the specific requirements for the type of visa they are applying for, ensure all documents are complete and accurate, and be honest in their application to maximize their chances of approval.
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Understanding the reasons for rejection is significant for planning your next course of action. You have options to reapply and request reconsideration if you believe your application was wrongly assessed. Get in touch with us if you require any information on visa rejection and take the next step toward your Canadian journey.
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