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Here are the steps to ensure you're successful in your re-application after an initial refusal.

Can you get a Canadian visitor visa after refusal?

If your Canadian visitor visa has been refused and you want to apply again, you can definitely do so, and be successful. You need to understand the refusal reasons and submit a new application by incorporating the suggestions below.

But isn’t a visitor visa refusal permanent?

No. It is not a permanent refusal. The only scenario where you cannot re-apply for a certain period, usually 5 years, is if you’ve been banned due to misrepresentation. Even that has a remedy known as a TRP.

But it is important to understand why your visa was refused in the first place. An Access To Information & Privacy (ATIP) Request can help you obtain visa officer’s notes from their Global Case Management (GCMS) system. We don’t want to be insane (Doing the same thing again and again, and expecting a different outcome).

How long after a visitor visa refusal can you reapply?

There is no minimum waiting period. You can reapply as soon as you’re ready to address the refusal reasons, and submit a stronger application. Addressing the problems in the first application is the important thing. If you can address those issues within a week, you can reapply.



Which documents should you submit with your visitor visa application after refusal?

Other than the documents mentioned in the visitor visa checklist on IRCC’s website, as well as the documents mentioned on your visa office’s checklist, I suggest documents in three categories:

  1. Documents that show your genuine purpose of travelling to Canada and returning
    1. Return air tickets
    2. Hotel reservation or Proof of address if staying with a relative or friend
    3. Travel insurance
    4. Day by day travel agenda
    5. Documents that show family ties e.g. family certificates, spouse’s employment letter, children’s school enrolment letters, letters from local organizations/associations you are a part of, properties, business details, etc.
    6. Past travel history’s evidence in the form of exit/entry stamps, visas in a neat tabular format.
  2. Documents that show your financial capacity
    1. Net worth certificate from a chartered accountancy firm.
    2. Bank statements.
    3. Other liquid funds like stocks, bonds, end of service benefits statement, etc.
    4. Property valuation documents.
    5. Employment letter, pay slips, rental agreements, fixed deposit certificates, or any other proof of income.
    6. Letter of support from a parent or “sponsor” if necessary.
  3. A cover letter/submission letter/letter of explanation.
    1. Address the previous refusal.
    2. Summarize your finances section and the purpose of visit section.
    3. List the documents you’ve shared in the application.

Should you apply using IRCC GC key or IRCC portal?

I recommend GC Key account as you can upload larger files up to 4 mb. And the checklist generated is clearer. Is IRCC portal faster than GC key or vice versa? No, it is a myth.




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