Can You Help Me With My Upcoming Immigration Hearing?

Where an immigration hearing is held depends on your own individual situation, as they can be held by the IRB (Immigration and Refugee Board) or the IAD (Immigration Adjudication Division). For example, if you are a permanent resident in Canada that is subject to a removal order because of a criminal issue, it would be held at the Immigration Adjudication Division. If you are in Canada illegally and have no status, it would be conducted by the Immigration and Refugee Board. Immigration hearing

Should I Hire an Immigration Lawyer?

There is no legal requirement to hire an immigration lawyer during any Canadian immigration process. However, once the immigration court system becomes involved, situations can quick escalate and become very complicated. In addition, an immigration hearing is a very serious matter that requires lots of preparation.

Consider that the other side (the government of Canada or the immigration department) will have their own series of lawyers working for them. We truly believe that an immigration lawyer working for you in this situation can have a positive effect on the outcome of the immigration hearing, moreso than if you went through it alone. It is a definite advantage.

How can I prepare for an immigration hearing?

Depending on your individual immigration situation, you may only have a short amount of time to prepare for your immigration hearing. You will want to gather as much documentation and proof as you can, such as information about your criminal offence or information about how harm could come to you and your family if you were to be deported from Canada. Your immigration lawyer can help you gather all of the necessary information for your case and tell you how you should proceed.

Are you scheduled to have an immigration hearing? Contact one of our immigration lawyers right away using the contact form to the right or at the phone number above.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.