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Canada: visa after negative decision

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But do not give up right away. Refusal is not a sentence. Many solutions will help you get a positive result. To do this, you need to work out all the reasons and apply again.

The reason for the refusal may be the incorrect preparation of the package of documents for a visa or non-observance of all the rules for filling out the questionnaires or the subjective opinion of the visa officer.

Reasons for refusal

Immigration Canada carefully examines each application for the right to visit the state. Many factors influence decision-making. To somehow protect ourselves and reduce the risk, we want to talk about the most common reasons for refusals.

  • Financial condition

If you want to get a visa, you must have an amount on your account that can cover the costs of flights, accommodation, and several months of life upon returning home. Insufficient financial security may raise suspicion.


  • Invalid data

When studying the application, all information is checked thoroughly. In some cases, embassy employees even call employers or other companies that appear in the applicant’s case.

  • Violations in other states

If you have had deportations or visa refusals to other countries, then the Canadian immigration service will notice this and perceive it as a potential threat.

  • Lack of connections with the homeland

Lack of real estate, work, or business, as well as family ties in the country of residence or citizenship.

  • Incomplete package of documents

When applying, not all documents were provided. The absence of one of the points can delay the review process or lead to a negative outcome.

  • Health status

Various diseases that become known during the visa application process can negatively affect the result.

  • Conviction

This is not the best argument in your favor. But each case is individual and requires the most serious approach.

One of the main reasons for such a thorough examination is the suspicion of a desire to immigrate, so applicants need to provide strong arguments that will convince the authorities of the temporary nature of the trip to Canada.

If you are interested in the topic of immigration to this country, then we recommend our article on ways to move to Canada for permanent residence.

What to do after being denied a Canadian visa

After receiving a negative answer, first of all, do not despair and get nervous. Quite often it happens that the first attempt was unsuccessful, but after re-submission of documents, a positive answer comes.

What is the right thing to do and what to do if a visa to Canada is refused?

  • Analyze.

Find out which of the factors could have influenced the adoption of a negative decision by a representative of the migration service.

Deal with the reasons for the refusal and those documents that were submitted during the application for the first time. To prevent the situation from getting worse, it is better to entrust the re-collection of documents to professionals. To do this, write to us, we can help you with the audit and draw up an application in the appropriate forum.

  • Assess the odds.

You need to understand if there is an opportunity to make changes that will positively affect the outcome of events. If so, then it’s worth doing.

If the reasons are weighty and it is impossible to correct them, there is no point in re-submitting an identical package of documents. Another refusal will come, after which it will become even more problematic to obtain a visa to Canada.

  • Work out a motivation letter.

Include clarifications about your trip to Canada, as well as the details of your biography. While preparing it, we recommend that you try to show respect for the officer and the country as a whole.

Read more about preparing this document in our article on a letter of motivation for a visa to Canada.

  • Do not provide conflicting information.

When re-applying, the data in the questionnaire should not differ much from the first option, so that the migration officer does not think that you want to mislead him.

  • Wait a while before serving again.

After a refusal, do not rush to reapply. It makes sense to be patient and spend some time and effort on fixing. If you send a reapplication the next day, officers may have questions regarding the time of elimination of deficiencies. In any case, you need to make every effort to get a positive decision when resubmitting documents.

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