I am planning on applying for a visitor visa to Ireland for my mom. We had applied for a visitor visa for my mom to Canada in 2014. It got refused due to insufficient documents.

We lost that letter. How do we apply for a visitor visa without a previous refusal letter. What is the possibility of rejection in case of no refusal letter submitted.

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    Canada will know about that refusal and have a copy of that refusal letter. So all you would have to say truthfully is that you had a refusal letter and lost it.
    – gnasher729
    Nov 5, 2017 at 15:30

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Canada will have an electronic record of the application. If you applied online, you may still be able to sign in to your account:

Under View my submitted applications or profiles click on check status and messages.

If you applied online for an eTA, you can check online. You’ll need the application number that is on the email confirmation we sent you.

Paper applications

You can check the status of your paper application online by:

  • using the online tool, which is updated daily or
  • creating an online account and linking your paper application to it. You’ll get:
    • detailed application status in real-time and
    • messages about your application online instead of by mail.

Failing those, you might have to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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