Family Class appeals

Family Class appeals

One of the principal objectives of the Canadian Immigration program is to promote family reunification. A Canadian citizen or permanent resident may apply to sponsor a family member to become a permanent resident in Canada under the Family Class. Currently, 25%-30% of all new permanent residents to Canada are derived from the family class stream.

It will sometimes happen that an application to sponsor a family member is rejected by the immigration Department. Refusals occur for a number of reasons, the most common ones are that the sponsor does not have sufficient income to qualify as a sponsor, or the applicant is inadmissible to Canada due to criminality, misrepresentation, or health concerns. Most refusals of family sponsorship applications are made to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board. The IAD has equitable jurisdiction, which means that the judge may allow the appeal on humanitarian and compassionate grounds even if they are satisfied that the decision is correct in law. Most appeals are contested and owing to the volume of such cases at the Immigration Appeal Division across Canada, can take approximately 12-18 months to conclude.

It doesen't matter what situation you find yourself in, we at M. Khan & Company, will provide you with options. We can lay out these options in front of you, making sure you understand the full scope of your circumstances. Whether you are facing deportation or just want to immigrate , your situation can likely be very sensitive and urgent. Isin't it important that you understand all the options that you have before deciding? Contact us on +1 604-591-5824

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