Refusals - Understand and Appeal
If your immigration application is refused, you have some options depending on your status and the type of application you submitted. You can reapply, apply for judicial review or appeal.
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If your Canadian visa application is refused, it is possible to reapply again. However, before reapplying, it will be a good idea to know the reason for the refusal, so you are able to address it in a subsequent application. The real reason for visa refusal is not usually contained in the generic refusal letters. To know why your visa application got rejected, you have to apply for the visa officer’s note, often called ‘GCMS Notes.’
The GCMS is the Global Case Management System used by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. The GCMS notes help you know the status of your application and make you understand the reason for the refusal of your application.
To be eligible to send a request to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the Access to Information Act (ATI), you have to be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or an individual or corporation currently in Canada.
If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can hire a representative who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to assist in requesting the information.
The request can be made online or by mail. However, it is faster to complete the request online.
To make the request, you will need information from your application, such as your details, the application number, consent form (applicable if hiring a representative), a copy of your government-issued identification in Canada and a payment fee of $5.00.
The Standard processing time is 35 business days.
Once you receive the GCMS note, review it to understand why your application was refused and address the issue when next you apply to increase your chances of your visa being approved.
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