Oracle Legal Services can help persons appearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board navigate the difficult and often frightening process with professionalism and sensitivity. An application before the Immigration and Refugee Board can have consequences that echo throughout someone’s entire life. Don’t take chances. Make sure you have professional legal representation.
The Canadian Immigration process is complex. You need to know deadlines, what forms to fills out, what to file and where. Simple mistakes can be potentially life altering. It is important to have someone knowledgeable to help you navigate the process of settling into your new home.
If you have already applied for an immigration status and had your application denied, there are still options. Any immigration decision may be challenged by way of Judicial Review in the Federal Courts. If the reviewer concludes the case was decided improperly it can be revaluated by a new decision maker. You don’t even need to physically be in Canada for this process.
Immigration Appeal Division
You may want to appeal the decision of the officer who rejected your application. The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration Refugee Board hears appeals on related matters. There are several types of appeals that are heard by IAD:
- Appeals of family class sponsorship applications refused by IRCC officials.
- Appeals of removal order made against permanent residents, protected persons, and holders of permanent resident visa.
- Appeals by permanent residents who have been found by an IRCC official outside of Canada not to have fulfilled their residency obligation.
- Appeals by the Minister of Public Safety of decisions where the ID made a decision that a person is not inadmissible.
Important instructions for sponsorship appeals
As the sponsor, you have the right to appeal the refusal of the application for permanent resident visas made by the persons you sponsored, under section 63(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Once the form notice of appeal – sponsorship appeal is completed, you must provide it to the office of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) so that it is received no later than thirty (30) days after you received the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) refusal letter which contains the written reasons for refusal. The Notice of Appeal must be provided together with a copy of the IRCC refusal letter.
As the immigration process is very intricate, at Oracle Legal Services Professional Corporation can assist you with Immigration Appeals and Refugee Claims. It is within the scope of practice for paralegals licensed by the Law Society to represent applicants before the Immigration and Refugee Board. The drafting of documents or other legal services that are not related to an IRB hearing remain outside the Paralegal Scope of Practice. schedule an appointment for a free half-hour consultation.