According to immigration critic and New Democrat MP(Vancouver-Kingsway) Don Davies, Canada visitor visa process will become more transparent and efficient through the introduction of two bills. Giving details about the bills, Davies said the one of the main issue that frustrates majority of applicants for Canada visitor visas is rejection of their applications randomly. So, the new bills will work towards changing such a process by introducing transparency into the system of Canada visitor visas, he affirmed.
Detailed explanation for rejection of Canada visitor visas—This will be a requirement of the first Canada bill introduced by Canada NDP immigration and citizenship. The government will have to furnish details regarding reason for denial of Canada temporary resident visa or Canada visitor visa.
Davies stated that nearly 20 percent of Canada visitor visas are rejected without any justifiable reason. That is not all. In some offices of Canada visas, nearly 50 percent of applications are denied out rightly, Davies quipped.
Each year, CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) receives around 1 million applications for Canada visitor visas from the world over. And the rejection rate of 40 to 50 percent is seen for applications at some Canada visa posts like Rome, Nairobi, India and Damascus.
This leads to missing a marriage or even funeral for a large number of legitimate applicants for Canada visitor visas, he maintains.
Second bill to give access to appeal to applicants-- Second bill will give access to appeal in case of rejection of a Canada visitor visa if the applicant thinks the denial is the result of any error. When applicants are not provided required explanation with regard to rejection of their applications for Canada visitor visas, it results in chaos and frustration.
So, giving details along with an appeal system will be helpful in removing any confusion for applicants. In addition, such steps will go a long way in making the process of Canada visitor visas fairer and transparency, Davies clarified.
Hence, there is an immediate need for introducing increased transparency in Canada visitor visa process if the nation wants to control such rejections and denials, he asserts.