It goes without saying that your immigration application is of particular importance to you. If your immigration application has been refused, you are probably wondering if there is anything you can do. The good news is that there is. At Aitken Robertson, we assist you with understanding the reasons behind the refusal and your available options. It is our job to pursue every accessible avenue to achieve the best possible outcome in your immigration matter.
Recommendations Following a Refusal
If you are in a situation where your application has been refused, there are a few steps to follow:
Check for accuracy
Ensure the letter has the correct information. For instance, it has your client ID number, your name and correct date of birth. Look for any errors in the letter.
Check for Self-made Errors
Examine the contents of the letter closely to determine whether you committed any error(s) in preparing and submitting your application. If so, then this information will inform how your next steps.
Try to identify the nature of the refusal and the reasons supporting the decision. There are different appeal periods that apply, for example, 15, 30 or 60 days depending on the nature of the refusal. Accordingly, it is critical that you understand the timeline under which you need to operate to challenge the refusal.
Once you have completed the preliminary steps, contact our office to learn how we can assist you with challenging or appealing the refusal. We will explain the reasons for the refusal and your chances on appeal going forward. Errors, costs and timelines will be addressed at this point as well.