Is a visa officer's duty to require an applicant to produce documents which the officer believes is necessary for consideration of an application?

Canada (Federal), Canada

The following excerpt is from Chang v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), 2002 FCT 531 (CanLII):

This Court has held that a visa officer has both the right and the duty to require an applicant to produce documents which the officer believes are necessary for him or her to consider an application. Rothstein J., in Kaur v. Minister of Employment and Immigration et al. (1995), 98 F.T.R. 91 (F.C.T.D.), at page 92 opined as follows: Where documentation is properly sought by the visa officer and is not produced, the applicant cannot be granted admission, as she is a person who has not complied with a request lawfully made under the Immigration Act.

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