What can go wrong

with a Study Permit application?

After a refused Study Permit application, some people consider taking a consultation with a Canadian immigration professional. These conversations provide insight into the way people have addressed their unsuccessful applications in the past, and allow our Professional Consultant to provide her own recommendations on the matter.

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What are common errors people make when applying for a Canadian Study Permit?

  • Submitting incomplete applications (forms and documents)

  • Not paying attention to inconsistent information in application forms

  • Not meeting eligibility requirements 

  • Unsuitable choice of study program

  • Failing to respond to official correspondence from the officer  assigned to their case

and the most serious of all,

  • Lying, legally known as “misrepresentation”

Our Professional Consultant recommends:

  • Do not underestimate the value of a good study program selection; Canada looks to assess candidate’s intentions, in other words if the student is genuine and bona fide, and in that sense, it is important to show how the chosen program fits with your education and work background, and how it would be a key piece in your career advancement in your home country; you would be surprised to know that even if a candidate proof strong financial means and family ties, their application can be refused on program selection grounds

  • The devil is in the detail; it is your task to convince the officer that based on the intended study plan, you meet eligibility requirements; it is not their task to make the questions, but yours to anticipate them

  • Be truthful; governments know all already, so why lie? It is better to be 100% honest in a 100% of the questions, than being banned 5 years (or more) from approaching Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

  • Do it right the first time; reapplying after an application has been refused, implies a greater effort in submission preparation has to be made, this time to address the concerns expressed by the visa officer in the refusal notification letter, on top of all things

  • Use professional advice to ensure a smooth, reliable, and timely application process

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