You may appeal some Citizenship & Immigration Canada decisions if you meet the strict time limits.
We assist with appeals against:
- Family Class permanent residence visa refusals
- Removal orders issued at admissibility hearings
- Residency obligation determinations resulting in loss of permanent residence status
You may request leave (permission) from the Federal Court of Canada for judicial review of any Citizenship & Immigration Canada decision if you have exhausted any available appeal and meet the strict time limits.
If Citizenship and Immigration Canada has excessively delayed deciding your application, you may apply to the Federal Court of Canada for mandamus, which is an order requiring the government to render a decision it is required by law to make.
Whether you are a permanent resident or a foreign national, if you have been arrested and detained for immigration reasons, you must be brought before the Immigration Division within 48 hours to have the reasons for the continued detention reviewed. Either you, or someone on your behalf, can arrange for us to meet with you in detention.
If Canada Border Services Agency can request that the Immigration Division hold an admissibility hearing to determine if you may enter or stay in Canada. We can represent you at hearings conducted because the CBSA believes you or one of your family members to be inadmissible on any of several bases:
- serious illness
- human right violations
- other immigration law violations