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Banned for 5 years plz help URGENT

Vishal12345

Newbie
Feb 12, 2020
7
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I applied for a tourist visa of Canada on the basis of a conference invitation. The organizer was a fraud and CIC asked me to represent myself for misreprentation.
I provided all the evidences that I have been cheated finally I got a reply from CIC that states:

Thank you for your interest in visiting Canada. After careful review of your temporary resident visa application and supporting documentation, I have determined that your application does not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). I am refusing your application on the following grounds:

• You have been found inadmissible to Canada in accordance with paragraph 40(1)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) for directly or indirectly misrepresenting or withholding material facts relating to a relevant matter that induces or could induce an error in the administration of the IRPA. In accordance with paragraph A40(2)(a), you will remain inadmissible to Canada for a period of five years from the date of this letter or from the date a previous removal order was enforced.

You are welcome to reapply if you feel that you can respond to these concerns and can demonstrate that your situation meets the requirements. All new applications must be accompanied by a new processing fee.


I am not able to understand this completely. Did they ban me?? If yes why do they say that I can reapply and I also donot understand "you can respond to these concerns"
I am not getting the point. Plz help

Thanks in Advance
 

robin6869

Hero Member
Jul 31, 2017
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unfortunately they took your case for misinterpretation. You need a lawyer to represent your case for the best
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
61,134
7,892
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
I applied for a tourist visa of Canada on the basis of a conference invitation. The organizer was a fraud and CIC asked me to represent myself for misreprentation.
I provided all the evidences that I have been cheated finally I got a reply from CIC that states:

Thank you for your interest in visiting Canada. After careful review of your temporary resident visa application and supporting documentation, I have determined that your application does not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). I am refusing your application on the following grounds:

• You have been found inadmissible to Canada in accordance with paragraph 40(1)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) for directly or indirectly misrepresenting or withholding material facts relating to a relevant matter that induces or could induce an error in the administration of the IRPA. In accordance with paragraph A40(2)(a), you will remain inadmissible to Canada for a period of five years from the date of this letter or from the date a previous removal order was enforced.

You are welcome to reapply if you feel that you can respond to these concerns and can demonstrate that your situation meets the requirements. All new applications must be accompanied by a new processing fee.


I am not able to understand this completely. Did they ban me?? If yes why do they say that I can reapply and I also donot understand "you can respond to these concerns"
I am not getting the point. Plz help

Thanks in Advance
Yes - you have been banned from Canada for five years. The line at the end about reapplying is a standard line - it does not apply to you since you have been banned. You will have to forget about traveling to Canada for 5 years.
 

Bs65

VIP Member
Mar 22, 2016
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What did you do wrong ?
The OP applied for a conference that seems was fake and even though technically maybe the OP did not know that unfortunately that is not seen as being any excuse. Same would apply if a representative or agent submitted an application with false information, the applicant is responsible for content not the agent.
 

Vishal12345

Newbie
Feb 12, 2020
7
0
The immigration department says that the organizers are frauds and the invitation letter provided by them is fake but the organizers refunded every single penny I paid to them and they also provided me all the evidences that they are a registered organization. I submitted their evidences and my own evidences to CIC but they still banned me for 5 years
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
61,134
7,892
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
The immigration department says that the organizers are frauds and the invitation letter provided by them is fake but the organizers refunded every single penny I paid to them and they also provided me all the evidences that they are a registered organization. I submitted their evidences and my own evidences to CIC but they still banned me for 5 years
What was the conference? Who organized it?
 

Vishal12345

Newbie
Feb 12, 2020
7
0
Well i checked out the website and there is no mention of Canada.Do they have an office/location in Canada?When was the Canada conference supposed to be held?I only saw the Luxenburg,South Africa and India one.
They were supposed to have a conference in Toronto om feb 13. They have taken down their conference website now. but I still have their screenshots. Is it possible to upload the screenshots here
 

nmatter

Hero Member
May 12, 2019
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They were supposed to have a conference in Toronto om feb 13. They have taken down their conference website now. but I still have their screenshots. Is it possible to upload the screenshots here
I also Check this site and most suspicious is their visa info page (not connecting technical company with visa info)

here is the link from same site

https://www.projectvisa.com/

this link available at bottom without any disclaimer.
 
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Vishal12345

Newbie
Feb 12, 2020
7
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I also Check this site and most suspicious is their visa info page (not connecting technical company with visa info)

here is the link from same site

https://www.projectvisa.com/

this link available at bottom without any disclaimer.
My biggest confusion is that, a lot of people are saying that it may just be a refusal as the first para states, "I am refusing your application on the following grounds" although the grounds that the visa officer refers to are 40(1)(a) & A40(2)(a). I tried to clarify it from CIC but they just emailed a standard statement which is:

Thank you for contacting...for information on the refusal of your application, please refer to the refusal letter. When processing a temporary residence application, the officer will analyze the information provided by the applicant to assess their eligibility and admissibility. The decision of the visa officer is ultimately based on your circumstances and not on any personal or financial guarantees that you, an inviter or others may be prepared to offer on your behalf......

You are welcome to reapply if you feel that you can respond to these concerns and can demonstrate that your situation meets the requirements. All new applications must be accompanied by a new processing fee.


I just asked them a straightforward question. Is there an inadmissibility or not....
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
61,134
7,892
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
My biggest confusion is that, a lot of people are saying that it may just be a refusal as the first para states, "I am refusing your application on the following grounds" although the grounds that the visa officer refers to are 40(1)(a) & A40(2)(a). I tried to clarify it from CIC but they just emailed a standard statement which is:

Thank you for contacting...for information on the refusal of your application, please refer to the refusal letter. When processing a temporary residence application, the officer will analyze the information provided by the applicant to assess their eligibility and admissibility. The decision of the visa officer is ultimately based on your circumstances and not on any personal or financial guarantees that you, an inviter or others may be prepared to offer on your behalf......

You are welcome to reapply if you feel that you can respond to these concerns and can demonstrate that your situation meets the requirements. All new applications must be accompanied by a new processing fee.


I just asked them a straightforward question. Is there an inadmissibility or not....
This is a standard response. There is no question that you have a 5 year ban and are now inadmissible to Canada for 5 years. This is very clear from the refusal letter you received. There is no need to verify this. You were definitely given the ban.

It is not just a simple refusal. If it was just a simple refusal then your letter would not have contained the following section. The following section is only included when someone has been banned for misrepresentation.

• You have been found inadmissible to Canada in accordance with paragraph 40(1)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) for directly or indirectly misrepresenting or withholding material facts relating to a relevant matter that induces or could induce an error in the administration of the IRPA. In accordance with paragraph A40(2)(a), you will remain inadmissible to Canada for a period of five years from the date of this letter or from the date a previous removal order was enforced.