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Denied entry into Canada or was your application refused?

30th September 2011
By fwcanada in Legal
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Has Canadian immigration denied you entry to Canada or has your application for a Canada work permit or for Canadian permanent residency been refused? Although hiring a lawyer is not required to submit an application for Canadian immigration, it is advisable because very often individuals who submit on their own miss key elements and overlook important details. These oversights can lead to an application being returned or refused because it was incomplete. Individuals who arrive at a Canadian port of entry must have all of their documentation prepared, or risk being turned away; which can be costly. A Canadian immigration lawyer will properly represent you to prevent these situations from occurring.

If you have already been refused or denied, you may still have options. Any legal Canadian representative can order the visa officer’s notes on your behalf. The law requires that the notes be detailed enough to explain the reason for the refusal or the denial. If you made an application at a visa office outside of Canada, your representative will order CAIPS (Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System) or FOSS notes if your application was processed in Canada, or at a Canadian port of entry. Both of these systems have been replaced with what is known as GCMS or Global Case Management System. This new system, combines both the old CAIPS and FOSS notes into one database. Until it is used by all visa offices and Canadian ports of entry, both CAIPS or FOSS and GCMS notes should be requested. Once your representative is in possession of the notes, they will be in a better position to assess your options.

If you have been excluded from Canada, the only way to return is by waiting the period indicated on your exclusion or deportation order, or by submitting an application for Authorization to Return to Canada. If you were excluded from Canada for criminality reasons, those must be addressed before applying for Authorization to Return.

In most cases, the best thing to do is to re-submit the application and remedy the deficiencies. This is often faster and less costly than filing an appeal.

For more information, contact FWCanada.

About FWCanada:

As one of the most trusted Canadian immigration law firms, FWCanada will ensure that your application receives impeccable attention to detail. Our mission is to provide high quality legal services, in a transparent and efficient manner. Unfortunately, fraudulent and ineffective practice exists in most industries and Canadian immigration is no exception. Only lawyers who are members in good standing of a Canadian bar association, or members of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants are legally authorized to represent clients for the purposes of Canadian immigration. As the legal representative of all FWCanada clients, Attorney Marisa Feil has distinguished herself as a respected authority on Canadian immigration law. She is frequently contacted by government officials and other Canadian immigration lawyers for her expertise.

For more information, please contact FWCanada, Tel: 855-316-3555; Email:;


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