How to Appeal an Immigration Decision in Ottawa for 2012

So you’ve received notice from Citizenship and Immigration Canada that your Canadian immigration application has been denied. This can be very scary and unnerving! However, you do have options and should not panic. 

While this is a very distressing time, you will need to sort out your options. Appealing an immigration decision is possible, and there are three avenues of appeal you can look into. But you also must be aware that in most cases, you could have as little as thirty days between receiving notification that your immigration application has been denied and appealing your immigration decision.

What are the ways I can appeal?

The three main ways you can appeal an immigration decision are:

1. You could make a request for restoration of your application to the Case Processing Centre.

2. You could be able to appeal your immigration decision to the Immigration Adjudication Division .

3. You could be able to appeal your immigration decision to the Federal Court of Canada.

Which method of appealing an immigration decision is right for me?

The method of appealing an immigration decision that is right for you depends on many things, including the type of immigration application that was rejected. Another thing that is very important is determining why your immigration application was denied in the first place. Immigration applications aren’t just arbitrarily denied, but mistakes can happen – on your part, and on the immigration officer’s part. The key is determining what went wrong, choosing an avenue of appeal and then working from there.

Have you received an immigration rejection for Canada? We can help – call us as soon as possible for an assessment of your case. We have handled many immigration appeals, but remember: you may only have as few as thirty days to appeal.

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