My girlferiend was denied a tourist visa yesterday , she previously had a 1 year visa and had 4 multiple entries into canada from May 2001 to feb 2012. she also has a visa for multiple entries into USA for 10 years,her sister was issued a 5 year visa for Canada at the same time Jessica wasnow a beurocrat has made the decision to not allow Jessica a new visa for entry into Canada?? what do we do?
Province/Territory relating to question: Ontario
this is first step, issue just came up yesterday as far as denial for visa and now we lose floght for tomorrow also, not good situation
What reason was provided?
reason for denial?
what is your question? do you want to see copy of letter from consulate?
Just let me know why they said she could not get the visa.I assume it's because they are saying she is not showing ties to back home, is that it?
yes but she is a law student still in University with a return ticket for August 6
do you hav an e-mail address that i can send letter to?
Then the decision was preposterous.She has strong history or leaving and about as strong ties as you can imagine.I cannot review the letter but they are all the same.However, this decision simply sounds like a ridiculous/reckless mistake.I think she should simply re-apply at once.
Usually I would say to change the information and get more but this is not needed.
There is no reason at all for any rational official to think she will give up law school to stay unlawfully in Canada!
It's actually shameful.
change what information? i gave a letter , she provided all the documentation including airticket ( with return date )
do i have to marry her to get by this beurocratic BS?
I understand how you feel but I think if she re-applies at once she will get the visa.
will marriage stop this BS? please give me advice on this topic?
she is Brasilian, how do we get around this in the future just because a gov't beaurocrat can make a decision like this?
Well, not really.If you marry her you have to sponsor her.And she will need to live in Canada for a total of 730 days in the five years after she gets her PR status unless you are with her when she leaves.So unless she can do that with law school and practicing law, that won't work.
I think her best bet is to apply for a multiple entry visa again.You can an immigration lawyer assist with that.
Should we use a LAW FIRM in Canada to ease this ?
can you recoment one in Canada?
You can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be free.
Let me find the number for you.
The number is: 1-800-268-8326 or XXX-XXX-XXXX (within the GTA)
If you are in Toronto I can give you names.
this is with JUST ANSWER ? Law Society?
The lawyer referral service is from our Law Society. The Law Society of Upper Canada.
You would have to call Monday morning.
ok thank you,,, have a good weekend
I hope this works out. It really saddens me to hear stories like this.
please give me names?
OKGive me a couple of minutes to think about it and find some contact information for you.
Is anywhere in Toronto OK?
i am in Niagara region yes
ROBIN L. SELIGMAN30 St. Clair Avenue West 10th FloorTELEPHONE: (XXX)XXXXXXX FAX: (XXX) XXX-XXXX Email:email@example.com Bay Street, Suite 810 Toronto , Ontario M5R 2A7 Canada Tel: XXX-XXX-XXXX Fax: XXX-XXX-XXXX XXXX@XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.XXX www.matthewjeffery.com
Sorry the name did not show for the second one. It's Matthew Jeffrey
There are three.
The first is in mid-town Toronto.
The other two are downtown.
You will be in good hands with any of them.
Robin may be a bit less expensive so I would try her first.
Thank you so much :)
You are very welcome.
Do you feel we are done for now?
yes, i do not think ther is anything more you can do for us other than the timely-helpful advice you gave us
Thanks for saying that but just so you know I am optimistic that this will work out in your case.
do you recomend we use a legal nservice here or should she just reapply there in Brasil?
I was interrupted
I think you should consult with a lawyer first if possible.