Please help I'm a Canadian citizen, I've been in a long-distance relationship for a little while now with a woman from Russia. I've been with her and visited Moscow as well as her hometown Novosibirsk over the course of 3 weeks in July and August this year. I got to meet her parents, grandparents and it was a wonderful experience. Now, I would like to host her at my home for around 25 days, and after that she will leave. Unfortunately, her visa application was refused on the account that they are not satisfied that she intends to leave Canada. Her plane ticket back is booked, the documents clearly show ties back in her country, and yet the Purpose of visit did not convince the Embassy that she was planning to leave. There are a few things that are complicated. We've described our relationship as "friendship" which may not be entirely accurate but also we're not married or anything. But essentially her application threads the line between visiting friends and tourism. At this point I need help and I want her to send another application ASAP because her flights are for December 16th and her departure is Jan 11th 2019 and they are non-refundable which is a huge pain... But we need new documents to prove that she intends to leave, or somehow a better written Purpose of travel document that shows that she doesn't intend to illegally stay on Canadian soil past her TPV... These are the documents that were included: - Travel history (more than 10 countries visited including France, Belgium and Netherlands) -Purpose of visit: she has time for the holidays, will to travel, as well as an opportunity to visit Canada due to me inviting her -The contact information of (myself) who is inviting me to stay during my travel (along with the Letter of Invitation which was attached to another section) -Travel plans / schedule (visiting big cities in eastern Canada: Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto) -Purchased flight tickets from Russia to Canada and back Any help would be *immensely* appreciated. We're currently in a Skype call trying to find solutions and hoping we can brew up a solution because that's 3 weeks of plans, ski trips, visits to Toronto and Niagara falls all foiled.