How to Appeal an Immigration Denial For Canada

Did you know that if you are notified by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that your immigration application has been denied, you have options? You may appeal your immigration denial using one of several different methods or request that your application gets another look. 

Important things to remember before appealing an immigration denial

When you first find out that your immigration application has been denied, you may be very frustrated. However, remember that Canada denies thousands of immigration applications each year, well over half of all of the applications it receives.

By far, the most important thing to remember when you receive an immigration denial is that you must act quickly. Depending on the type of application or your personal circumstances, you may have 60 days, 30 days or as few as 15 days to move forward with an appeal – definitely not much time at all.

Another very important thing to remember when you intend to appeal an immigration decision is that consulting with a licensed immigration lawyer can mean the difference between having your denial overturned or not – especially if you end up in Federal Court having to plead your case.

Which appeal option is right for me?

There are three different types of appeal options.

1. You may make a request that your immigration application get another look if you have valid suspicions that that your immigration denial was a mistake. To do so, you would make a request for restoration to the Case Processing Centre.

2. You could be eligible to appeal your immigration denial with the Federal Court of Canada.

3. You could be eligible to appeal your immigration denial with the Immigration Adjudication Division.

Keep in mind that not one of these methods is easier than another, or easy at all.

If you’ve found out that your immigration application has been denied, please speak with an immigration lawyer. Give us a call at the number on the top of this page – we can help you by assessing your case and discussing with your next steps should be. We have the knowledge and the resources to ensure that everything that is possible will be done to overturn your immigration denial.

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.

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