What to do if your study permit application is refused?

When a study permit application is refused, the applicant has the right to request the visa officer to indicate the reasons for the refusal. If the applicant believes that the reasons are valid then the best option is to submit the new application and if the applicant is not satisfied with the reasons then the appeal requesting reconsideration may be submitted.

Reasons for study permit refusals

There are several reasons for the study permit refusal which are mentioned in the refusal letter issued by the IRCC. Given below are some most common reasons why a study permit might be refused.

1. Financial insufficiency

When you submit your study permit application you have to provide proof of funds to cover the first year of study as well as your cost of living and any accompanying family members. If the immigration officer suspects any financial insufficiency, your application might be rejected.

2. IRCC questions your intention to leave the country

You have to convince the officer that you’ll leave the country after the expiration of your study permit. It doesn’t mean that you cannot apply for the extension of your study permit. The officer needs to trust you that you will not live illegally in the country.

3. Travel or identity document

If you do not have a complete record of travel history or genuine identity documents, the IRCC can refuse your study permit application.

4. IRCC questions your acceptance letter

You have to obtain a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution before you apply for your study permit. If the officer doubts that your letter of acceptance is genuine or he doesn’t understand the logic of the choice of program and if he thinks you do not meet the program requirements, he might refuse your study permit application.

Get in touch with our immigration expert if you are unsure about why your study permit was refused or how to address the refusal.