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I have had a working holiday visa before and I am applying again, do I say yes to this question or no. I have to explain if I say yes

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    Why would you say no...? – Tim Malone Jul 1 '16 at 5:07
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    Canadian officials aren't stupid. They keep computerized records of these things. If you give a false answer, they'll know and then you're credibility with them will be shot. – Zach Lipton Jul 1 '16 at 5:25
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    I don't understand why this question has so many upvotes. – Burhan Khalid Jul 1 '16 at 7:25
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    Just yesterday there was this example of what happens when you "forget" to tick the right box on your visa application (it's about the UK, but I expect the basic rules to be the same for Canada): travel.stackexchange.com/questions/72528/…. TL;DR: Lie and you won't get in for a long time. – CompuChip Jul 1 '16 at 7:52
  • @ZachLipton Seeing the second part of your comment on a quick glance, all I could see was "you will be shot". Your and you're matters. – Tomáš Zato Jul 1 '16 at 15:05
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Yes, you have applied to enter Canada before.

  • do I explain why I left and why I am applying again? – tia Jul 1 '16 at 4:56
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    @tia yes. If you want them to let you in the country again, you should answer their questions truthfully. Government officers generally don't like it when people lie to them. – phoog Jul 1 '16 at 4:59
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    "do I explain why I left and why I am applying again?" If and only if they ask. – fkraiem Jul 1 '16 at 6:04
  • @fkraiem typically when you answer a question like this in the affirmative, you are faced with a prompt such as "if yes, please provide details." – phoog Jul 1 '16 at 18:20
  • @phoog In this case I would just say "Applied for working holiday visa on XX/XX/XX." – fkraiem Jul 2 '16 at 3:08

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