This month a report was issued on the number of Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) the Canadian government has refused in the last year. The trend is definitely going up - according to The Globe and Mail, nearly 600,000 people who wanted to visit Canada for tourism, as a business visitor or even for school when they have been accepted, have been denied visas.
According to the report, from 2012 - 2017, the number of TRV applications processed by IRCC increased from 1.3 million to 2.3 million, says the Globe and Mail. During this same period, the number of TRV refusals soared to over 600,000 in 2017. The refusal rate for student visa applications was even higher — increasing from 26% in 2012 to 33% in 2017.
This is significant for the Canadian economy. It's really showing that the government policy is changing as it relates to visitor visas or temporary visa status.
It's becoming much more difficult to try to do the TRV application on your own. I highly encourage you to consider working with a legal professional a lawyer who understands immigration law to give yourself the best opportunity for a successful visa application. Although of course we can never guarantee it, knowing that the risk of refusal and then the refusal a second time weakens the application.
To qualify for a TRV, you must meet the following criteria:
To do it right the first stage give us a call at Ackah Business Immigration Law and we'd be happy to speak to you about your visa issues.
Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and international immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.
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