Take a closer look at your files and records maintained by Canadian authorities
What information you can access and how?
Request personal information from the Canadian authorities
By law you are allowed to request and receive any information pertaining to you that is in possession of the Canadian authorities.
If you have ever submitted any application or provided any personal information to any Canadian government authority, you are entitled to access it. Simply complete and submit the required form i.e., the Access to Information and Personal Information Request Form, to Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC, IRCC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to release the information from your case file.
Types of information you can request from the Canadian authorities
Once you have had any association with any Canadian authority, you can request information pertaining to such affair. Typical examples of these are: immigration/visa file with officer’s notes, border crossing records, provincial nomination application details and so on.
Most often applicants use this the opportunity to access their own information to learn the current progress of an immigration application, to find reasons for application refusal or to receive copies of previously submitted documents.
Many people are not aware that this service can be provided to them or how to go about retrieving this information, this is why it is important to seek legal guidance or simply check the Government of Canada's official website.
Outside of Canada? You will need an intermediary
By law, information can only be released to persons who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or those who are currently in Canada. Therefore if you applied for a visa or immigration while being outside of Canada, you will need to appoint an intermediary in Canada to receive your information from the visa file.
This will be especially challenging if you do not know someone befitting of that nature. If this is the case, you may need to source a registered intermediary through a law firm or an organization that has established a relationship with Corporations Canada.
We can request any type of information on your behalf
We at LP Group provide intermediary services to request information on your behalf from any Canadian official authority. We obtain your information to complete the form for submittal and then direct it to the necessary officials to quickly get the process going. If needs be, we are also available to assist you further upon your request.
Knowing the status of your case
If you want to know why you were called for an interview, or why your application was delayed, the answers to these and many other questions can be obtained from the information you receive in an Access to Information request.
Additionally, you can even learn when an officer last accessed your immigration file and find out the latest development in the case. This can lead to you knowing what triggered the interview convocation and to be better prepared when the time comes around. In an officer’s notes, he or she may also reveal their concerns about a certain aspect of your immigration file, so its always best to get this information beforehand.
If you need to know the status of your immigration/nomination application, detailed reasons for refusal, feel free to contact us. We will assertively request information from any Canadian official authority on your behalf.