Student Visa Refusal
Reasons for Rejection for Canadian Student Visa
International students seeking a Canadian student visa fulfilling all the minimum criteria for admissions are usually optimistic about the decision. It is, however, observed that a study permit may be refused even when the applicant fulfills academic and admission requirements for an institution. Some of the popular reasons for rejection of study visa by IRCC are listed below:
Proof of adequate funds for the first year of the course/program is the minimum requirement for studying in Canada. However, the Canada student visa application may be rejected if the immigration officer suspects financial insufficiency. Applicants can address this problem by ensuring that they do not merely focus on the minimum fund required. Proof of adequate finances for more than one year, along with the additional documents supporting the finances can be included along with the application. Find out how much can it cost to studying and living in Canada. Planning ahead of your expenses can totally cover your grounds.
Choice of Program
If the visa officer questions the choice of a program opted by the applicants your Canadian student visa may get rejected. In cases where the chosen program does not align with the applicant’s academic or employment background, the chances of visa rejection are increased. Applicants can address this problem by including a detailed personal statement for the choice of program, in case it does not align with previous education or work experience. For applicants whose choice aligns with their previous background, a detailed education history or work history can be attached along with the applications.
Letter of Acceptance
A letter of acceptance from a Canadian DLI is required for applying for the study permit. If the applicant’s acceptance letter is in question, the Canada student visa may be rejected. Along with the letter of acceptance, the applicants are required to meet the minimum entry requirements for the specific institution. If the visa officer doubts whether the minimum requirements are met by the applicant, the student visa may be rejected. Applicants can address this problem by ensuring that the institute they receive an acceptance letter from is registered. Applicants must also ensure that the documents attached as proof of minimum requirements are sufficient. Additional supporting documents can also be attached.
English Language Proficiency
Non-native English-speaking international students are required to submit proof of language proficiency. Applicants are required to meet the minimum standardized English language test scores (TOEFL/IELTS) when applying through SDS or SPP program. Even if the applicant has the minimum score meeting the DLI ELP requirements, failing to meet the program requirements may result in the rejection of a student visa for Canada. Applicants must ensure that the minimum score requirements for the specific program are met to ensure that the study permit is not denied. Know more regarding the standardized language test scores and requirements for studying in Canada.
Incomplete Travel or Identity Documents
In cases where there are too many blank spaces in the travel history with a lack of proof of supporting evidence to cover those periods, the study permit may be rejected. If the identity documents are incomplete or are not easy to read, the chances of Canadian student visa rejection are accelerated. Applicants must ensure that the travel history is justified with sufficient evidence and documents. The identity documents provided must be clear and easily readable for ensuring that the visa is not rejected because of the above-mentioned reason.
Lack of Job Prospects in Home Country
The lack of job prospects in the home country is an indication of the intent to return to the home country. Applicants who do not have a job offer in the home country or lack job prospects may conclude the applicants intend to settle in Canada. This may result in the rejection of the Canadian student visa. Applicants can provide documents and statements suggesting that there are sufficient employment aspects in their home country after completion of the studies in Canada.
Intent of Return to Home Country
As the study permit is a temporary visa, it has a validity period. The applicants are required to submit enough proof of intent to return to their home country. This does not suggest that the applicant cannot extend their study visa or obtain a PR. It is mandatory to provide documents suggesting the intent of return to ensure that the applicant will not stay in Canada after the expiration of the study permit. Applicants can address this concern with a detailed personal statement. Applicants must also understand the dual intent concept when addressing the concern in their personal statement. Dual intent accounts for the applicants who initially want to temporarily visit Canada (on a study or work visa) and intend to become permanent residents of the country.
If a student fails to upload any kind of biometric requirement or the biometrics are not rightly scanned then Canadian Ambassy has the whole right to reject. Students are advised to upload right and on time biometrics for a smoother process of VISA approval.
Rejections Due to Covid-19
Due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, Canadian flights from India have been banned for a long time now. Approximately 3,00,000 students with a backlog are applying for the VISA. Due to the higher demand for student accommodation, Canadian Embassy is rejecting students with poor scores in English Language tests and financial independence. This is done to filter better students for education in Canada and students with poor education profiles can improve.