Chat GPT4: Decision Writing and Boilerplate
I asked Chat GPT4 to help me write an administrative decision refusing a student visa application.
Sure, here’s an example of how you could structure an administrative decision regarding a student visa application:
[Applicant Name] [Address] [City, Province/State] [Country] [Postal Code]
Dear [Applicant Name],
Re: [File Number]
I am writing to inform you of the decision on your student visa application. The grounds for granting or refusing a visa are that the applicant is either (a) inadmissible (e.g. because of their criminal record) or (b) ineligible because they (i) are not a student or (ii) will not leave Canada after they finish their studies.
After careful consideration of your application and supporting documents, I regret to inform you that your application for a student visa to study in Canada has been refused.
The reasons for this decision are as follows:
[State the reasons for refusal based on the applicant’s circumstances, such as a criminal record or insufficient evidence of being a genuine student or intent to leave Canada after studies]
Based on the information provided, it is our opinion that you do not meet the requirements for a student visa under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact [Contact Information].
[Your Name] [Title] [Department]
I thought this would not be likely to survive judicial review. So I asked a follow-up: “Can you generate “the reasons for refusal based on the applicant’s circumstances”, based on specifically a belief that the student does not intend to leave Canada after their studies?”
Here is what Chat GPT4 suggested:
The reasons for the refusal of your student visa application are based on the information provided in your application and supporting documents, which indicate that you may not intend to leave Canada after completing your studies. Specifically, the following factors were taken into consideration:
- Lack of ties to your home country: Based on the information provided, there is insufficient evidence to suggest that you have strong ties to your home country that would motivate you to return after completing your studies in Canada. This lack of ties may suggest that you are more likely to overstay your visa and remain in Canada beyond the authorized period.
- Insufficient explanation of your post-graduation plans: Your application did not provide a clear and detailed plan for your intended activities after completing your studies in Canada, such as plans for employment, further education, or other activities that would require you to leave Canada.
- Inconsistencies in your application: There were inconsistencies in your application that raise concerns about the credibility of your intention to leave Canada after completing your studies. For example, you provided conflicting information about your planned length of stay in Canada, which suggests that you may not have a clear plan for your post-graduation activities.
Based on these factors, we have reason to believe that you may not intend to leave Canada after completing your studies. As such, we are unable to grant you a student visa at this time.
I was still a bit worried that the Federal Court might not find this convincing. So I asked “What if the application did have a “clear and detailed plan” but I was simply not persuaded by it?” And Chat GPT4 suggested I include the following bullet point:
Lack of evidence to support your plan: While your application did include a clear and detailed plan for your post-graduation activities, the supporting evidence provided was insufficient to support the feasibility and likelihood of this plan. For example, you did not provide any evidence of job offers, enrollment in further education programs, or other concrete plans that would require you to leave Canada after completing your studies.
This took about two minutes.
This content has been updated on April 4, 2023 at 03:39.