Visa from India – Temporary Resident Visa

Visa from India

How to increase the success rate of obtaining a temporary resident visa from India

In response to Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada’s news release regarding the launch of Canada’s temporary resident visa (TRV) information campaign in India dated June 17, 2019, KIS Migration is sharing these useful tips to help potential applicants increase their success rate of obtaining a Canadian TRV from India.

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Overcoming refusals

Best practice is to request the visa officer’s notes on refusals via the Access to Information and Personal Information Request Service to be able to address the officer’s concerns fully. Ideally, the applicants should have kept a copy of their previous TRV applications and supporting documents on their files for comparative purposes. 

Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada cautions TRV applicants as follows:

They should only reapply if they are able to address the reasons why their original application was refused and can show how their previous circumstances have changed.

Submitting false or misleading information (including the alteration of documents) can result in the applicant being banned from applying to come to Canada for up to 5 years.


Success depends on persuading the visa officer that the applicants have strong ties to India by declaring that they must come back at a certain date for a valid reason (business, employment, family obligations, etc.) and providing compelling evidence. Applicants should elaborate on their wealth and position in India and compare their status to Canadian standards.

If the purpose of visit is a wedding, then the applicants must proof that the presence of the applicant is of utmost importance. They must emphasize on the cultural significance and include a few colour photographs of the pre-marriage (Roka) and marriage ceremony to visualize their strong family bond.

In addition, they should consider how much the trip will cost by creating an estimate (budget: food, accommodation, activities, car rental, if applicable) in line with their life style (supported by reservations or inquiries) to demonstrate sufficient funds.

The objective is to prove that they have travel history by providing supporting documents regarding their international trips while establishing that India is the beloved motherland (Bharat Mata) that they will return to at the end of their stay.


In brief, the TRV application must make sense to the officer and contain all the required documentation needed to obtain a positive desk decision.


Information provided in this article does not constitute immigration advice. Only authorised representatives are allowed to assist applicants with immigration and citizenship services for a fee. In addition, immigration laws, regulations, and policies are changing constantly.

If you need help with the assessment of your case, then obtain sound advice from Mrs. Katharina Kontaxis, RCIC. Only with a proper case strategy can you reach your goal of Canadian permanent residence or citizenship.

KIS Migration offers a full range of Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Consulting Services in English, French, German, Hebrew and Romanian. Its business model of Keeping It Simple is key to success. Everyone’s path to Canada is unique! KIS Migration assists you on your journey to Canada while making the process easy for you. Let KIS Migration help you realize YOUR Canadian Dream!


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