Q & A: Prior Refusal

CIC News
Published: December 1, 1998

Q. My cousin applied for Canadian PR couple of years ago and got refused due to lack of work experience. Now he has experience and he is thinking about applying again. Can he just send an application with proper fee since Buffalo already has everything from him (his old file). or he needs to send everything all over? Because if he mentions on application that he has applied before, they can always pull his old records. Don't they keep your old records (refused applications etc) ?

Answer: Records are kept for applications which have been refused. Immigration officials, however, do not simply reopen such files with new fees, and may not even be allowed to by law. If the individual wishes to resubmit the case, it should be an entirely new application, with all relevant materials.

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