Lying on your immigration application
Often people are advised to lie on their applications or submit fraudulent documents to increase their chances of approval. However, lying on your application has some serious consequences.
What are the risks?
Providing false information or fraudulent documents in your immigration application is considered misrepresentation, and you can get banned from travelling to Canada for five years. Although this travel ban is only for five years, it will stay in your immigration record forever!
Besides being charged with misrepresentation, you will be facing a removal order if you are already in Canada.
If you are thinking about lying on your immigration application, think again. Do not put yourself at significant risk by choosing an illegal shortcut just to come to Canada.
Victims of immigration fraud
Many people are victims of immigration fraud because they did not choose a regulated and experienced representative. If you need representation, make sure always to choose an authorized immigration consultant or licensed immigration attorney. Unauthorized representatives (including a friend, travel agency, educational agents, etc.) can end up sabotaging your chances of immigrating to Canada.
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During the past few years, we have had many clients approaching us who have been rejected and banned from entering Canada because of misrepresentation. But the interesting part is that many of them were not aware of the information or documents that to IRCC on their behalf.
Examples of misrepresentation:
- Failing to declare that your immigration application for any other country has previously been refused
- Providing false documents (ex. bank statements, passport stamps, marriage certificates, etc.)
- Failing to mention a family member
- Declaring an employment experience which you don’t have
- Failing to truthfully state your marital status (claiming you are single while you are widowed or married)
Procedural Fairness Letter
If an immigration officer is suspected of misrepresentation on your file, you will be issued a procedural fairness letter. This is an opportunity for you to respond to the officer’s concerns before being banned from Canada. You will have only 30 days to respond to this letter.
You should think about your response carefully and submit a detailed response with strong arguments.
It is best to have an experienced representative respond to your procedural fairness letter, as this is your last chance to save yourself.
If you have received a procedural fairness letter, we can help you! Don’t wait until it’s too late; you only have 30 days to respond. Contact us today.
We can help you submit a response to your procedural fairness letter, or if you have already received your 5-year ban, we can challenge the decision.