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Inconsistent disclosure of previous visa refusal

Bill20102020

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Oct 3, 2020
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My cousin first applied for his visitor visa to canada 15 years ago in 2004 and was rejected. He re-applied in 2006 and obtained his visa. He declared 2004 visa refusal on 2006 application. 7 years later in 2013 he applied for and obtained his 10 year visitor visa. This time he is 70 and forgot to disclose 2004 visa refusal on application. In 2019 his children sponsored his PR application but he also forgot to disclose 2004 visa refusal. He now just received a letter asking him to provide an updated imm5669 background form and he suddenly recalled his 2004 visa refusal. What is his best course of action to take now? Thanks!
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
75,097
12,620
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 cousin first applied for his visitor visa to canada 15 years ago in 2004 and was rejected. He re-applied in 2006 and obtained his visa. He declared 2004 visa refusal on 2006 application. 7 years later in 2013 he applied for and obtained his 10 year visitor visa. This time he is 70 and forgot to disclose 2004 visa refusal on application. In 2019 his children sponsored his PR application but he also forgot to disclose 2004 visa refusal. He now just received a letter asking him to provide an updated imm5669 background form and he suddenly recalled his 2004 visa refusal. What is his best course of action to take now? Thanks!
I would definitely declare the 2004 refusal and include a letter stating he forgot about it. He doesn't want to risk a 5 year ban from Canada at this point.
 

Bill20102020

Newbie
Oct 3, 2020
4
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I would definitely declare the 2004 refusal and include a letter stating he forgot about it. He doesn't want to risk a 5 year ban from Canada at this point.
Thanks for the reply. But if he does so will his 10 year visa be canceled because he did not declare on that application either?
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
75,097
12,620
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
Thanks for the reply. But if he does so will his 10 year visa be canceled because he did not declare on that application either?
No - it shouldn't be.
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
75,097
12,620
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
Yes. You don't want IRCC to find this. You want to self-declare now.