Entry refused while the Visa application has been approved: A split situation – Importance of Authorization to Return to Canada

The immigrants concerned with this situation definitely are leading separate lives. Two men named Adolf Gabco and AntalOrsos have been facing this situation for a long time now. Both were refugees of Roma ethnicity hailing from Czech Republic and Hungary respectively and were deported from Canada initially. After sometime, their visa applications were approved. Still, there was one thing that was barring them from entering Canada. They needed an Authorization to Return to Canada.

What is an ARC?

ARC stands for Authorization to Return to Canada. It is a document mandatory for any person who was removed from the country earlier and wants to return. In order to obtain an ARC, the person has to apply to a Canadian Visa post and get approved. Approval depends upon a valid reason to return to the country based on personal, humanitarian or compassionated grounds.

However, the decision lies within the discretion of the respective Visa officers evaluating the case. Any misdemeanors in the past can act as a deterrent.

Why were the Visas denied?

Both the cases of Gabco and Orsos have some very similar points but the reasons for refusals differ for both the cases.

In the case pertaining to Adolf Gabco, the officers have noticed a pattern indicating lack of compliance with rules and regulations. The note also mentions that Gabco is employed in another country and his sponsor visits him there and goes on to say that this situation should “go on for the foreseeable future”.

On the other hand, the case of AntalOrsos is a little bit different. From what can be comprehended of the notes in his files, the reasons remain broad and unclear. Just one reason states he failed to leave the country earlier when told to do so and there is no reason to justify an Arc for Orsos.

Currently, there is a mum on this topic as the Immigration Department declines to speak further on this issue. The decision seems to be in court and future of two Immigrants lie in the balance.