APPEALS AND HEARINGS

 

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) is one of Canada's largest tribunals and is made up of four divisions.  Three of the four divisions of the IRB are responsible for appeals, hearings and detention reviews.   Our firm represents clients who would like to appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division, Immigration Appeal Division or need to appear for a hearing or detention review with the Immigration Division.  

 

Due to the nature of appeals and hearings, it is recommended to obtain the advice of a specialized representative prior to filing any applications with the IRB.  Our firm is able to research and develop a strategy that is suitable for your specific situation; filing applications without proper knowledge or research is not advised.  Not only are we able to obtain specific grounds for refusal but we are able to provide insight by reviewing other similar cases in order to prepare your file.  If any of the situations listed below apply to you, please contact us.

 

 

 

Appeals available to members of the family class who have their application for a permanent resident visa denied.
 
Deadline to file appeals:  30 days from written notice of refusal.

 

Appeals available to foreign nationals who have been issued a removal order after an examination or admissibility hearing.
 
Deadline to file appeals:  30 days from date of removal order notice.

 

Appeals available to permanent residents who have been issued a removal order after an examination or admissibility hearing.
 
Deadline to file appeals: 30 days from date of removal order notice.

 

Appeals available to permanent residents who have been found to have not met residency obligations and therefore cannot return to Canada.
 
Deadline to file appeals:  60 days from receiving notice of determination.
Appeals available for foreign nationals who have had their refugee claim denied within Canada by the Refugee Protection Division.
 
Deadline to file appeals:  15 days from refusal of claim.
​Foreign nationals and permanent residents who are believed to have contravened IRPA are asked to come for admissibility hearings.   If found inadmissible, a removal order may be imposed.  Since these hearings are adversarial, there is the benefit of having an authorized representative argue on your behalf.  Let our firm help convince the Immigration Division why you should not be removed from Canada. 
In the event a foreign national or permanent resident is detained, they are entitled to detention reviews.  Detentions that last longer than 30 days are only eligible for review hearings every 30 days thereafter unless new evidence can be presented to the IRB.  Use our firm to analyze your file and present any new information that may allow for an early review.