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Has your case been refused?

Are you inadmissible to Canada?

Have you been refused in Canada or overseas?
Are you a Refused Refugee or Facing Deportation?
Do you believe you have received an unfair decision?
Have you been refused permanent or temporary entry to Canada? Citizenship? PR Card? Refugee Status?

We can help!

We represent hundreds of clients every year at the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Immigration Appeal Division, the Immigration Division and the Refugee Protection Division.

At BLG we pride ourselves on being one of the leading law firms that deal with refusals and litigation. We represent individuals and companies dealing with all refusals including family class, deportations, residency cases, citizenship and refugee matters. In this section we set out some basic considerations at the two main institutions that deal with immigration, citizenship and refugee appeals, leave and related court actions – the Immigration Appeal Division and the Federal Court of Canada.

Federal Court Procedure:

Notice of Application



Application Record

Remaining Procedure

Work Involved

Immigration Appeal Division

An Appellant has 30 days to appeal in most cases and 60 days for residency appeals. The most often handled cases by the IAD are marriage appeals. In Central Region, sponsorship appeals form almost 80% of incoming appeals, removal order appeals are 16%, residency obligation appeals are 5%.

Papers written by Mario D. Bellissimo on the Immigration Appeal Division

Who is inadmissible?

Individuals may be denied a visa, or refused entry to or removed from Canada on the following grounds:

  • security reasons, including espionage, subversion, violence or terrorism, or membership in an organization involved in such activities;
  • human or international rights violations, including war crimes or crimes against humanity, or being a senior official in a government engaged in gross human rights violations or subject to international sanctions;
  • serious criminality involving an offence, or its equivalent, punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years;
  • criminality, including conviction for an offence or commission of a criminal act;
  • organized crime, including membership in an organization that takes part in organized criminal activity, people smuggling or money laundering;
  • health reasons, if their condition is likely to endanger public health or public safety, or might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demands on health or social services;
  • financial reasons, if they are unable or unwilling to support themselves and their family members;
  • misrepresentation, which includes providing false information or withholding information directly related to decisions made under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA);
  • failure to comply with any provision of IRPA; or
  • having an inadmissible family member.

Certain groups qualify for exemptions and/or may have compelling reasons for entry. Find out if you qualify today!

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