Misrepresentation

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are making increasing findings that applicants are providing misleading or confusing information in their applications. In some cases, applicants are outright lying in their immigration documents. Misinformation or omission of information may be considered a “Misrepresentation”. 

Common examples that will result in a finding of a misrepresentations include neglecting to include all children in an application, providing fake documents to support the application, exaggerating work experience, failing to disclose arrests or criminality, and so on. A finding of misrepresentation is a serious offense even if the errors or omissions of information in your application paperwork were not intentional.

The most effective way to deal with Misrepresentation is the Procedural Fairness process. This gives you the opportunity to address the errors and/ or omissions of the original application, either in person or with a written submission.

You have only 15 days to respond to the Procedural Fairness Letter

 

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