Temporary Resident Visa Refused/Rejected – What Next?

You received that dreaded letter from IRCC informing that your visa for visiting/ studying/ working in Canada has been rejected/refused.

Most  refusals will be due to one or a combination of the following:

  • Inadequate documentation
  • The officer is concerned with your intent for visa
  • Insufficient funds for your stay in Canada
  • Travel History
  • Ties to Home Country & Canada
  • Inadmissibility – Medical or Criminal
  • Misrepresentation – Falsified Documents or Information

Occasionally the officers may have other concerns that do not fall in one of the above parameters, and which will have to be addressed on an individual basis.

Your Canadian dream has been shattered, what next? Don’t give up or rush to reapply immediately without understanding the actual reasons for refusal/rejection.

Follow these steps and find success in your next attempt:

  • Seek professional assistance – contact an ICCRC licensed Immigration Consultant and discuss your case in detail. Now is the time to be prudent and seek expert help.
  • Make a request under the Access to Information and Privacy Act(ATIP) to get the actual reasons for refusal. The letter that you usually get is a generic one that does not give you specific details about your case in particular. Your licensed consultant can help you apply for and obtain the GCMS notes under ATIP for a fee. This is a crucial step and essential for your success during the reapplication process.
  • Address concerns found in the GCMS notes and submit a fresh application with detailed explanations. Your licensed consultant will be able to help you navigate this step.
  • Alternately, if you feel the concerns raised in the GCMS notes are not valid, and they have already been addressed, then consider filing an application for Leave and Judicial Review. Your licensed consultant cannot represent you in Federal Court but will refer you to a professional Immigration Lawyer who is an expert with such court cases.

If you plan to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa or if your visa has been rejected/refused, contact us today! Hiring a licensed professional can make a huge difference in the quality of your application.

We would love to help you and guide you through the application process to increase your chance of getting the coveted Canadian Visa stamped on your passports.


Call + 1 647 773 3673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca for more information.



Exclusive New Authorized Agent in Chennai

You spoke…..and we listened. Due to ongoing demand from our clientele requesting for an office in India, we have now appointed an exclusive authorized agent “Dynamic Consultancy Services, Chennai” to serve as our representative and to help in coordination between our Indian clients & the Canadian office.
The office address is as follows:
Dynamic Consultancy Services
Workafella Business Centre # 37, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600 018
Tel : 93848 59998 / 98844 14466
Due to confidentiality reasons, strictly no walk-ins and meetings are by prior appointment only.
We thank you for your continuous support and the trust you have placed in us.

WES Credential Evaluation – India document requirement changes


With effect from Dec 1, 2018, WES has modified its requirement for applicants educated in India.

Due to an increase in fraudulent documents, WES has now decided to only accept documents in sealed envelopes mailed directly by the institutions and will reject documents in sealed envelopes forwarded by the applicants themselves or other third parties.

Therefore, please ask your institution to mail your attested documents directly to WES in a sealed envelope with the institution stamp/seal on the back flap.  Kindly remember, they have to mail the envelope themselves and should not give it to you or a third party to mail it to WES.

More information on this policy change can be found on the official WES website.

Please contact Alexander Immigration Services for all your immigration needs. We will help you navigate successfully through the complicated world of Canadian Immigration.


Good News – Parents & Grandparents Sponsorship Intake Increased

To help reunite even more parents and grandparents with their families in Canada, the Government of Canada will accept up to 20,000 applications for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents, in 2019. This is 4 times the number of applications accepted when the program reopened in 2014, when the cap was set at 5000 applications.

This decision to increase the number of applications that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will accept for processing is a result of continually high demand in the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program.

In 2019, as in previous years, the Interest to Sponsor form will be available online, at the beginning of the year, so eligible potential sponsors can let IRCC know they wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada. However, instead of randomly selecting the sponsors to apply, IRCC will invite them to submit an application to sponsor their parents and grandparents based on the order in which they receive their Interest to Sponsor forms. This process will continue until the 2019 cap of 20,000 complete applications is reached.

Don’t delay. Call Alexander Immigration Services today at + 1 647 773 3673 or email info@alexanderimmigration.ca to ensure your parents & grandparents obtain their permanent residence in Canada.