Seminar ID


Date and time

Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 11:00 PDT see it in calendar

  • recording
  • in English
CPD hours

LSBC 3 CPD hours tentative
Expiry date: 31-12-2023

CICC 3 CPD hours
Expiry date: 26-4-2024


Capacity: 150


How are applications processed at visa offices? Who decides, how are decisions made?

·         Appointment of agents and delegation of powers; why is this important?

·         Responsibilities of the Program Manager.

·         Senior officers and less experienced officers.

·         The process to follow to make a decision (example: humanitarian considerations)

·         Reasons for refusal

·         Does case law matter? Can it really make a difference?

·         Hierarchy: who should I send my request to for a quick response?

·         Reality of pressure on officers at visa offices and how it influences decisions

·         Refusals and officers’ discretion

·         How to be successful with a file or a request for reconsideration after a refusal

·         Examples of cases not conducive to reconsideration versus examples of cases conducive to reconsideration



3 hours

regular fee - $ 90.00




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