Chandigarh has second largest rate of Canada Visa Rejection
Recent case of stranding of Canadian Resident in Kenya for three months as her passport was rejected by Canadian consular officials as she was believed to be an impostor is now the subject of internal reviews by the Foreign Affairs and Public Safety departments.
While this may be the case of an overzealous diplomat, the widespread fraud perpetuated against Canada’s immigration and refugee system is also responsible for this mindset. Ask any visitor to Canada Embassy in India, China or other Asian Countries. The persons manning the counter are most rude and lack even basic courtesy which otherwise is hall mark of Canadian way of life.
Ask any Canada Embassy or Consul office, their high commission offices are overly suspicious on account of very high levels of misrepresentation, including identity fraud, which Canadian visa offices have to contend with on a daily basis.
This problem is by no means confined to countries in Africa. Large proportion of immigrants who had recently arrived from Hong Kong had done so fraudulently. In 2002, the immigration office in Hong Kong reported that half of the 33,000 immigration cases awaiting processing involved misleading or fraudulent information.
In case of Immigration or visa applications from China, only about 35 percent of the applications are found bona fide. China is largest source of immigration to Canada and in recent years about 57 per cent of student visa applications from Fujian Province were submitted with fraudulent documents.
In case of India, the second largest source of immigrants to Canada, while maximum number of applications are received in Delhi, maximum rejections are at Chandigarh. While delhi accounts for 19% of the rejections, the rejection rate in Chandigarh is as high as 77% because of the high incidence of fraudulent documents or other forms of misrepresentation …
Nairobi is another centre where Canadian consulate offices are facing major problem of fraudulent representation.
As Collacott said in the case Kenyan Woman; "While Mohamud’s case should be carefully examined to find out what went wrong and how it can be avoided in the future, Canadians should be under no illusions regarding the high levels of fraud that many of our visa offices have to deal with on a regular basis and the difficulty this poses in terms of making fair and timely decisions."