You can make an appeal on matters pertaining to immigration, such as removal order, sponsorship, and residency requirements. The Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada will hear your appeal and make a decision.
- If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and the Citizenship and Immigration Canada has rejected your application to sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada, you have the right to launch an appeal to the IAD.
- If you are a permanent resident, refugee, or a foreign national with PR visa in Canada and your removal order has been issued, you can file an appeal to the IAD.
- If you are a permanent resident of Canada, you must spend a minimum of 730 days in every 5 years in Canada. If you do not follow this obligation, chances are you may lose your permanent resident status. You can file an appeal to the IAD against the decision by the CIC.
It is important to keep in mind that the information used during the IAD proceedings is public information. The information and decision may be issued on the Internet and the public and media will be given access to them when requested and unless there is confidentiality order.
The good news is that the IAD is now experimenting with modern, resourceful, and better ways to process immigration-related appeals. Many projects have already been launched in this regard. If it turns out that one or more of these projects would enhance the capacity, effectiveness, and efficiency of IAD’s appeals management, they will be commissioned on a regular basis.
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