I applied for my study permit application in which my wife was dependent spouse for Open work permit. Our application got refused. Reasons provided in the GCMS notes state that proof of funds are not belonging to the applicant instead they belong to his parents-in-law (wife’s parents). Also, officer mentioned he does not know how long wife can take to find a job in Canada.
My parents-in-law provided equivalent to $75,000 Canadian Dollars in savings account and letter of employment for father-in-law. What can we do? Should we go for reconsideration?
Yes. You can request for a reconsideration and a Judicial Review (JR) for your application. There is no restriction on the proof of funds provided by the in-laws family. Anyone can provide the funding for education of the applicant as long as the purpose of study is genuine. You should go for a better documentation of application and use some professional experts on this matter. They will include proper case law related to your scenario in their submissions. Another thing, You can ask your in-laws to provide an official affidavit of financial support along with proof of funds submitted. You should have access to the money which is shown as proof of funds. I hope this will result in a positive decision on your application or or your application will be decided by another officer if you will be successful in JR. Last but not least option will be submitting your application again with strong documents.