June 17, 2020
This Week’s Success Story: Overcoming Misrepresentation Leads to TRV!
A client approached our office after receiving a refusal for an application for a Temporary Resident Visa (“TRV”) because of an alleged misrepresentation of his criminal history. He had applied in order to be able to visit his Canadian citizen family members in Canada. The client was deemed inadmissible to Canada for a period of five years as a result; he had unintentionally omitted information concerning a previous criminal charge.
We helped this client to challenge the decision at Federal Court, and thankfully IRCC agreed to re-open the application without a fight. When the TRV application was re-opened, the client received a letter from IRCC asking that he provide more information about his criminal history. The client approached our office once more for assistance with replying to the letter.
Among other things, we argued that the client had unintentionally and innocently omitted the information about his criminal charge due to a misunderstanding, that the alleged misrepresentation was not on the serious end of the spectrum and the criminal charge did not render the client criminally inadmissible. We supported our carefully drafted submissions with legal research and documentary evidence. Thanks to our work (as well as the efforts of the client and his family), IRCC approved the TRV application!