January 3, 2023
Settlement Offered at the Federal Court
Our client came to us with the refusal of her temporary resident visa (TRV) application and wanted to know her options. Upon review of the refusal letter, we suggested that our client challenge the decision to the Federal Court of Canada, as it appeared unreasonable. Once we received the Rule 9 (reasons for the decision), we crafted our legal arguments and filed all materials with the Court. Upon receipt of the Production Order (order requiring a record of all the information before the Officer at the time of its decision i.e. the “Certified Tribunal Record” to be provided to the parties before Leave is granted), we received a letter from the Department of Justice on behalf of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offering a settlement to our client. The settlement outlined that the application would be re-opened and reviewed by a different IRCC Officer and our client would be given the opportunity to provide additional materials and submissions in support of her application. We are thrilled that we were able to achieve such a result and hope our client can visit Canada soon!