Refusal letter – Temporary resident

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.


File No.: [Insert File Number]

[Insert the Date]

Dear [Insert Name]

This refers to your application for a temporary resident visa to Canada. I have completed my assessment of your application and I have determined that you do not meet the requirements for a temporary resident visa; therefore, your application is refused.

In accordance with section 11(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), any person wishing to become a temporary resident of Canada must satisfy a visa officer that he or she is not inadmissible to Canada and meets the requirements of the Act. This includes the requirement to establish to the satisfaction of the visa officer that the applicant will respect their conditions of entry and will leave Canada by the end of the period authorized for his or her stay.

In reaching a decision, an officer considers several factors. These may include the applicant's travel and identity documents, reason for travel to Canada, contacts in Canada, financial means for the trip, ties to the country of residence (including immigration status, employment and family ties) and whether the applicant would be likely to leave Canada at the end of his/her authorized stay.

I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations for the reasons indicated below:

[Insert relevant tick box options]

This application is closed. Please note that any new information you wish to provide must be submitted with a new application and processing fee. Should you wish to reapply, I would suggest that you do so only if your situation has changed substantively or you have significant new information to submit.

Yours sincerely,


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