Has anyone tried to get a simple holiday visa for someone from Turkey?
We're shocked by the type and detail of information the Canadian government requires - we have already been rejected once despite doing everything the Canadian government's own website asked. We've been following up but are wondering if anyone out there has tried to obtain a tourist visa to visa Canada for a couple of weeks.
Any success stories? If so could you please let us know how you did it and provide some useful suggestions on what to say, what to include?
Some of our reasons for rejection include: reason for travel (what's wrong with taking a holiday!!), family in Canada (our family is in Turkey - are only people with family in Canada allowed to travel there for a week or two??), and family in Turkey (with parents, six siblings and extended family all living in Turkey we cannot imagine why we were rejected on this basis).
Any replies are appreciated - we've been working on this for months and are now due to lose thousands of dollars due to lost bookings because the process has proved difficult.