Canada visa applications face rejection in India
by Mark Johnstone
July 06 2009
Fraudulent documents have been revealed as to the reason why many Indian applications for Canadian visas are rejected.
The Canada visa office situated in Chandigarh City North West India has a wall of shame with such fake documents as bank statements and certificates of academic achievements.
Canada Immigration Minister Jason Kenney understands just what difficult job immigration officers have when trying to separate genuine applicants for visitor visas to Canada from those Canada visa applications which are fraudulent.
The immigration Minister said he was quite literally floored to discover the amount of fraudulent Canadian visa applications in Chandigarh. Immigration officers are becoming much wiser to the tactics used by unscrupulous document vendors.
Such counterfeit artists and fake immigration consultants charge people many thousands of dollars to put together visa applications which are then simply rejected by immigration officers as fake. Immigration officials say that current rate for fraudulent visa applications is between $12,000 and $15,000.
The first nine months of 2008 in Chandigarh saw more rejections of temporary visas to Canada than applications for visas that were accepted. Opening more immigration offices and putting more immigration officials in place should help to tackle the current problem and this is thought to be how the Government will respond.
There are currently two visa processing centres in India; those are New Delhi and Chandigarh. However, there are a total of nine centres spread around India where people can drop off visa applications.