A division known as the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) hears and decides appeals on immigration matters.
In appeal cases, we will ensure all the evidence is before the appeal tribunal, there is a timely disclosure to the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), we prepare you for the hearing, and we ensure relevant witnesses are called to give evidence to support the appellant's case
To win your appeal, one must establish that the decision made by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) or by the Immigration Division (ID) is wrong in law or wrong in fact. In some cases, the IAD Member may be able to consider humanitarian and compassionate
reasons to allow your appeal even if the CBSA/CIC or ID decision was correct in law and fact. It is the responsibility of counsel to show that your appeal should be allowed and not dismissed. You have a right to be independently represented by a professional of your choice before the RPD at your own expense.
One of Mr. Akhtar’s specialties is Immigration Appeals. He has successfully represented and won various types of immigration appeal cases.
If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has refused the application to sponsor the immigration of a close family member to Canada, you may appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee
Board of Canada (IRB). You have 30 days after the refusal to appeal to the IAD. In some cases, sponsorship appeals go through an informal process known as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR). In almost all cases a hearing of the appeal will be held.
If you are a permanent resident residing outside Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) finds that you have not met the residency obligation you may lose your permanent resident status. Permanent residents must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days out of every five years. If CIC decides to cancel your permanent resident status you may appeal the CIC decision.
Removal Order Appeal
If you are a permanent resident of Canada, a refugee, or a foreign national with a permanent residence and have been subjected to a removal order you may appeal to the CIC. If the appeal is successful you will be permitted to remain in Canada. If the appeal is dismissed, then the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) can remove you from Canada.