December 20, 2017
Record of Suspension Granted, Applicant No Longer Inadmissible
We prepared a sponsorship application as well as a Record Suspension application (previously Pardon). Unfortunately, the Record Suspension processing timelines were lengthy and the Officer made a decision, refusing the sponsorship application for inadmissibility, before a decision could be made on the Record Suspension. This would require the Applicant to leave Canada. Our office did anything and everything we could to prevent this from happening, encouraging the officer to reconsider the refusal without having to advance it to the Federal Court, and did so successfully. This resulted in the refusal being struck, the application being re-opened and reconsidered, the Applicant not having to leave Canada, and saving considerable financial resources. While the application was being reconsidered the Record Suspension was granted, and the Applicant was no longer inadmissible.