Reconsideration Request After Case Refusal
Was your visa refused? We can help you to prepare for a request for reconsideration!
What is a Reconsideration?
A reconsideration is a request to a visa officer to reconsider a refused immigration application. You may choose to submit a reconsideration for a rejected immigration application if you believe the visa officer made a mistake.
Can anyone file for a Reconsideration?
Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) does not automatically bar reconsideration of final decisions. However, reconsideration should only be done, where warranted, in exceptional cases. An applicant’s dissatisfaction or disagreement with the decision does not by itself qualify as an exceptional case. The onus is on the applicant to satisfy the officer that reconsideration is warranted.
How to File for Reconsideration?
- The first step is to gather and organize all documents submitted to the visa office. This will allow us to understand what was provided to the visa officer, and carefully review your documents for errors.
- The second step is to consider whether to request the notes of the visa officer through an ATIP request. These notes may contain more information. However, in some cases, the notes by the visa officer are limited, and they do not provide additional information.
- The third step is to draft your reconsideration request containing the following factors,
- Clearly indicate the desired outcome
- Indicate the errors that the visa officer made. This includes, errors in law, errors in fact, or errors in mixed facts and law.
- Effectively argue that our findings are justified, therefore our client deserves a grant of reconsideration.