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    Latest reasons behind IRCC refusals for Canada Visit Visa applications

    Foreign nationals, including UAE residents, planning to visit Canada need a valid visa for a short-term visit. The Canada visitor visa, known as a Temporary Residence Visa (TRV), can be used for family meetups, leisure activities, and medical and business purposes. You can also study in a short-term course.

    The visa can be a single entry or multiple entry, depending on individual applications. Each stay is generally valid for six months. If you are a UAE national, you need Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to enter Canada. The UAE is on the Canadian government’s visa-exempt list, like other GCC countries.

    The Canada Visit Visa application process for UAE residents can be tedious, and IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) may refuse the application for various reasons. In recent times, there has been an increase in visa denials due to the following general reasons:

    Accurate application and supporting documents

    The applicant must be aware of the latest norms to fill out the application accurately. They must also produce the necessary documents to support their claim in the application process. It is recommended that visit visa Canada applicants take the time to cross-check IRCC’s application checklist to ensure they compile a correct and full set of supporting documents.

    In addition, the applicants must pay the IRCC’s processing fees to avoid any delay in processing, including a refusal.

    You can seek help from the best immigration consultants in Dubai to complete the online application form, arrange supporting documents, and ensure you complete all the formalities on time and in an appropriate manner.

    Poor Criminal record

    Applicants with a criminal record can be denied entry to Canada. However, applicants who don’t have a clean criminal record but have undergone necessary rehabilitation can be permitted to enter Canada. The information on the police record should be transparent.

    No Intent to Return

    If IRCC or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are unclear about the applicant’s purpose for the Canada visit and intent to return to the home country, the application can be refused. To avoid this confusion, the applicant needs to frame a good cover letter explaining the purpose of the visit, produce a detailed travel itinerary and hotel bookings, show return tickets, and establish strong home ties in the form of employment, family dependence, business, property, and other assets in the native country.

    Other proof of intention can include return flight reservations and hotel accommodation.

    Controversial travel history

    If you have not visited any other country in the past, it may weaken your case. To make your case strong, visa consultants will suggest ways to improve your travel history. If you have a history of overstaying in previous countries, especially Canada, or prior application refusal, then the immigration authorities may refuse the application or seek further details.

    Transparency in the details, commitment to adhere to Canadian immigration laws, and strong proof of claims can turn the case in the client’s favor.

    Further, any misinformation in the application can confuse the deciding authorities. Insufficient funds to bear travel expenses for the applicant and family can also be the reason for refusal. Failure to meet health standards may also weaken the case. It is possible to overcome these health concerns by providing the immigration authorities with a detailed medical history and clearing any medical examinations required by the authorities. An authentic letter from a registered healthcare professional confirming that the Canada visit visa applicant is in good health can be handy.