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Canadian immigration regime allows for various forms of redress to make sure that you have another opportunity to make your case.

If your application to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been refused, you have options available to you but you must act quickly.

Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) Appeal


In certain cases, you may apply to the IAD for a refusal on immigration-related matters such as sponsorship, removal orders and residency obligations.

You must begin the appeal process within 30 days after receiving the refusal letter.

Judicial Review


Under Canada’s immigration laws, you can ask the Federal Court of Canada for a review of the decision. As lawyers, we can make this application to the Court on your behalf. Certified Immigration Consultants are not allowed to apply to the Court for a Judicial Review.

There are very strict deadlines in which to apply for a Judicial Review. If IRCC as rejected your application from within Canada, you have only 15 days to apply for a Judicial Review. If your application was rejected from outside Canada, you have 60 days to apply.

Our qualified lawyers and professionals can lead you through the appropriate process based on your particular circumstance.

If your application has been refused, contact us as soon as possible for a consultation!

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Refused?  Now What?

Often an applicant will receive a refusal of a visitor visa or a student visa in a decision letter that is general. An applicant can request the written reasons from the Visa Officer either through filing a Federal Court application or filing an Access to Information online request.

What are the time limits for a Refugee Refusal Appeal?

If a refugee claim is refused, the claimant has 15 days from the date they receive the decision to file a Notice of Appeal with the RAD. A claimant is deemed to have received the decision and reasons by the RPD within 7 days after the date listed on the notice of decision.

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