January 25, 2017

This Week’s Success Story: Medical Officer Withdraws Inadmissibility Finding for Applicant on Immigration Appeal

Posted by Fabiola Arevalo - Bellissimo Law Group PC

We were recently successful in representing a family in seeking to overcome a medical inadmissibility finding for an elderly applicant on an immigration appeal. The time that is required to await a hearing date with the Immigration and Refugee Board is routinely quite lengthy. As such, we worked together with the Sponsor, providing guidance in securing necessary medical records and made submissions to the Minister’s Counsel while awaiting a hearing, seeking an early resolution, in order to have the Medical Officer review their refusal. Following submissions, the Medical Officer withdrew their original admissibility finding, overturned the refusal, and is presently processing the permanent residence application to completion. The family will soon be reunited in Canada after having begun the process nearly 10 years ago.