Immigration Appeal Services:
An appeal or judicial review of an immigration decision is available depending on the type of application or hearing that was refused, and in some cases, your status in Canada.
For Canadian citizens and permanent residents whose applications to sponsor close family members to Canada have been refused by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). You have 30 days from the date of receiving your refusal letter to start the appeal.
Removal Order Appeals
Removal order appeals are available to Permanent residents, Convention refugees, protected persons and foreign nationals with a permanent resident visa who have been ordered removed from Canada.
An appeal of a removal order will not be available in the following circumstances:
Residency Obligation Appeals
Residency obligation appeals are available to Permanent Residents who are determined by an immigration officer abroad not to have fulfilled their residency obligation. You have 60 days from the date that you were issued a letter by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to start your appeal. If you are outside of Canada, you will need to apply for a travel document to return to Canada.
Refugee appeals are available to individuals who were not successful in their refugee claim before the Immigration Refugee Board. You will be required to make your appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division within 15 days of receiving your written decision from the Refugee Protection Division.
Judicial Review is the process by which the Federal Court of Canada will examine some immigration or refugee cases after the Immigration Refugee Board has made its decisions. If your decision was made outside of Canada, you have 60 days from the date of the decision to make your appeal. If your decision was made inside of Canada, you have 15 days from the date of the decision to make your appeal.
The following are an example of applications that can be judicially reviewed:
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