What do you do when your Canadian immigration application has been refused?
If you have been refused a study permit, visitor visa, work permit, permanent residence, or any other type of application, you received a refusal letter from IRCC with the officer’s reasons for refusal of the application. However, the refusal letter only contains basic information with generic phrases to show which reasons for refusal apply to your case.
The refusal letter does not go into detail about what exact circumstances in your case caused the officer to refuse the application. In order to find out the detailed reasons the officer has used as grounds for the refusal, an Access to Information Act request can be submitted.
If your Canadian immigration application is still in process, you also can submit a request to see the immigration officer’s notes on the file for a real-time update on the application.
Only a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with the proper credentials can submit this request if the applicant is located outside Canada.
Our office submits this request for the officer’s notes on behalf of any applicant who wants to know the detailed grounds for the refusal, or for an update on their immigration application. We are also happy to review your notes with you to explain what the immigration officer’s notes mean.
Officer’s Notes Only
It will cost you only $25, including the application fee, to order the officer’s notes. Our office will contact you within one business day of receiving your form.