How Do I Appeal An Immigration Refusal?

Immigrating to Canada is a very exciting time, and if you’ve already started getting ready for your new life in Canada it may come as a shock if you get notification from Citizenship and immigration Canada that your immigration application has been refused. If you have received an immigration refusal, you do have options. The very first thing you need to do is contact a licensed immigration lawyer – you will need to do this immediately as you may only have a short amount of time in which to appeal your immigration refusal. 

What are the ways to appeal an immigration refusal?

There are three main options when it comes to appealing an immigration refusal. They include:

1. Appealing your immigration application refusal to the Federal Court of Canada.

2. Appealing your immigration application refusal to the IAD, or Immigration Adjudication Division.

3. Making a request for restoration of your case to the CPC, or Case Processing Centre.

How can an immigration lawyer help me appeal an immigration refusal?

A licensed and qualified immigration lawyer can be the difference between your immigration application getting a second look and giving up on the process all together. This is because when appealing your immigration refusal, you will have to be involved in a very difficult and complex process all the while making very effective arguments as to why your immigration application deserves a second look – something you should not try to do alone.

We can also determine which avenue of immigration application refusal appeal is the best choice for you, because different methods of appeal are best suited to different situations: when your application was filed, what kind of application it was and why your immigration application was denied, for example.

Whichever you decide, you need to act as quickly as possible! In some cases, you can only appeal in as few as 30 days after being notified of your application’s refusal. Contact us using the phone number at the top of this page so we can assist you!

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.