Reconsideration Request IRCC
A Reconsideration Request allows individuals to request a review of an immigration decision. This request is typically submitted to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) within 30 days of receiving a denial decision for various types of visa applications, such as work permits, study permits, or permanent residency applications. The purpose of the request is to ask the IRCC to reverse its denial and issue a revised decision of approval.
The reconsideration process provides an opportunity to address errors before pursuing formal appeal or judicial review options. It is important to note that a well-written and courteous request can increase the likelihood of a favorable decision. While there is no strict deadline for submitting a reconsideration request, it should be done promptly.
How to apply for a reconsideration request?
Draft a submission package addressed to the relevant immigration IRCC authority, asking them to reconsider their decision. The request should clearly outline the reasons for the reconsideration and be accompanied by any documentary evidence that supports your argument.
Submit your reconsideration request via email or the webform. There are no associated fees for submitting a reconsideration request.
It is important to note that the majority of reconsideration requests do not result in file reopening. If your file is reopened, the immigration authority will assess whether to approve your immigration application or uphold the refusal.
Seeking the guidance of AKM Law is advisable to assess the best strategy for the case and to ensure that the request is properly prepared and submitted within the required timeframe.