A Temporary Resident Visa or visitor visa (TRV) is an official document placed in your passport that demonstrates to Canadian authorities that you have met the requirements for admission into Canada as a visitor, student or worker. Canada requires citizens of certain countries to obtain a TRV before they can enter Canada.
The Top 5 Reasons Why Canada Visitor Visas Are Denied
Misunderstand the test for issuing a visitor visa TRV
The rate at which Canada rejected Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) or Visitor Visa has increased. According to IRCC on an average one of four visitor visa application receives approval.
Visitors are people who are not citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, but who may legally enter the country for the purpose of vacation/holiday, visiting family, or attending business meetings. A visitor has a fixed or restricted length of stay in Canada and their visit is subject to various conditions.
The primary question in the visa officer’s mind when reviewing such an application is this: “Will this person return to his or her own country the visitor visa expires?”
The evidence you submit should help to prove your case that you will return after your visitor visa expires.
There are other considerations to qualify for a Canada visitor visa such as the ability to support yourself in Canada, which you should prove through bank statements or an invitation letter.
You submitted only the documents on the IRCC checklist
The documents that IRCC requires for a typical visitor visa (TRV) can vary depending on your location and other circumstances):
Often, submitting only those documents are not enough to make your case that you will return to your home country after your visit. Generally, it is wise to submit as much evidence as you can beyond the minimum required by IRCC. To qualify for a TRV, submit all documentation that demonstrates you meet the following criteria:
You didn’t submit evidence of all of your connections to your home country to prove you will return home
Many visitor visa applicants do not consider all of their connections to their home country and the evidence that proves it.
Obvious connections to your home are property ownership or permanent employment confirmation which includes your role, and when you are expected to return to your employment.
Your invitation letter was not detailed enough
As part of your reasons for visiting Canada and to show that you’ll have food and lodging in Canada, it is wise to get an invitation letter from your relatives (or friends) in Canada to support your TRV visitor visa application.
More than that, it is essential that the invitation letter is signed by the individual, and have a contact phone number and address in case IRCC wishes to confirm this person’s intention.
Though not a very complex matter, TRV visitor visas must be applied for properly and in a timely manner. There are no guarantees about how quickly your tourist visa application can be processed, and it is best to get started as soon as you learn you will travel to Canada. Like any immigration application, there is no guarantee of success, but avoiding these 5 mistakes will give your application a better chance of success.