Common Reasons for Refusal of Canadian Student Visa

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Common Reasons for Refusal of Canadian Student Visa

The Citizen and Immigration (CIC) issue study permits to all students who want to study in Canada. Students also receive an offer from an accredited university. Further, this study permit alone is not enough to let students enter Canada. Students may be required to possess either a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). The Canadian government has made it easier to obtain a Canadian student visa for Indians along with students of some selective countries by simplifying various mechanisms to ensure quick and faster processing of visa applications. 

Despite that, the percentage of student study visa rejection rate is reported to be around 25-30% annually. This rate of study visa rejection has increased due to the ever-growing popularity of Canadian universities among international students. Since the number of visa applications is far more than the admission capacity of these universities, applicants with good academic records have received rejection too. 

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Common Reasons for Refusal of Canadian Student Visa

Here are some common reasons which lead to the rejection of Canadian student’s visa application refusals:

Financial Uncertainty

Students who are applying for a Canadian study visa have to fulfil a minimum financial requirement to manage the expenses of the course for the first year. Students need to submit their bank statements which prove that the students can financially support themselves during their stay in Canada. If any sort of financial uncertainty is ascertained, the visa application will be rejected. 

No Homecoming Plan

Student visa applications will be rejected if they don’t plan to return to their home country and also failed to provide clear proof pertaining to the same. Generally, immigrants use tricks and use student visas as a channel to stay in Canada as most of their family members have settled in Canada

Invalid Documents

This is the biggest and most common reason behind Canadian student visa refusal cases. Knowingly or unknowingly students submit fake or inappropriate documents required for visa processing asked by the officials. When the applicant fails to submit all of the required documents visa application will be rejected.

Dual Intent

Dual intent is a scenario in which students want to get a study visa for PR purposes in Canada. Here an applicant applies for both a PR visa and a study visa, it comes under dual intent. In this case, students need to prove that if their permanent residence is rejected till their student visa expires, they will leave the country. If the student fails to do the same it will result in the rejection of a visa.

Wrong Course Alignment

Wrong course alignment with inappropriate justification is also one of the common reasons for Canadian study visa refusal by the authority. In the case of the wrong course, alignment students want to pursue a PG course which doesn’t match their UG program as well as work experience then their visa application will be rejected.

In this article, we have discussed all the common reasons which cause the rejection of 25-30% of Canadian students’ visa applications annually. From the above pointers, it is concluded that if students initiate the process on time in a serious and ethical manner they can avoid rejection and save their precious time and effort.

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