Request for administrative review
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Request for administrative review

You may submit a request for administrative review of the decision to refuse your application for a selection certificate when the evaluation of your application shows that your candidacy does not meet the selection criteria and you have reasons to believe that a legal, factual (omission or misinterpretation of the facts) or clerical error (calculation or inscription error) resulted in a negative rather than a positive decision.

If applicable, you must justify and support your request for a review with original documents that you have not already submitted.

The signed application for a review and the documents must be sent by mail, within a maximum of 90 days following the date of the letter informing you of the refusal, to the following address:

Révision administrative
Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles
285, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4eétage
Montréal (Québec)  H2Y 1T8

Be sure to write ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW on the first page of your request to avoid unnecessary delays.

An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to you within 30 days of receipt of your request.

Processing times

Processing times for requests for administrative review vary depending on the category, volume and complexity of the requests.

Category Processing times
Foreign students
As at August 16, 2013, we had no
pending requests for review


Note: Processing times for requests for administrative review are updated on a quarterly basis.


A letter issued by the Ministère informing you of an intention to refuse, an intention to reject, a decision to reject, the closing of a file or the return of an incomplete application for a selection certificate cannot be the object of an administrative review.  
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