December 16, 2020
This Week’s Success Story: Visitor Visa Granted After Federal Court Challenge
A client approached our office after receiving multiple visitor visa refusals for Canada. The latest visitor visa refusal was the most frustrating, as the application appeared to be refused despite substantial evidence provided by the client in the application to address the concerns noted in the previous visa refusal letters.
We assisted our client in challenging the latest visa refusal to the Federal Court. We conducted legal research, thoroughly reviewed immigration records, and carefully drafted our legal arguments to explain that the Officer had breached procedural fairness in not allowing our client an opportunity to address credibility concerns before refusing the application and failed to consider important evidence resulting in an overall unreasonable decision. Thankfully, IRCC agreed to re-open the latest visitor visa application without a fight.
Our client returned to our office for assistance in preparing additional submissions and updated information after receiving a letter from IRCC confirming the application would be re-opened. We recently received a letter requesting the client to provide their passport to IRCC in order to finalize the issuance of the visitor visa.