Refusals and appeals

Canada immigration officials may refuse your visa application for any number of reasons. Receiving a letter saying ‘Canada Visa Refused’ can be disheartening for anyone. If you get this after sponsoring a family member, the disappointment can be even greater.

Why is a Canada Visa Rejected?

A visa or immigration application can be rejected for a number of reasons. These include:

  • Failure to prove eligibility for visa
  • Change in circumstance
  • Wrong or mistaken documents
  • Officials not satisfied with your application
  • Medical reasons

Appeals from visa and immigration applications typically go to the Immigration Appeal Division.

Different Types of Immigration Appeals

There are several kinds of immigration appeals that you have recourse to, depending on the specific immigration visa you have applied for.

  • Detention reviews
  • Admissibility hearings
  • Sponsorship hearings
  • Deportation hearings
  • Federal court appeals

Planning and preparing for an immigration appeal takes a lot of time and resources. Appeals will usually involve complex legal issues. Make sure you have a right person representing you.