There are many reasons why your immigration application may be denied. Yet you may not have to give up on your dreams of immigrating to Toronto. You can get help from the experienced immigration lawyers at Merchant Law.
Our team can help with permanent residency denials, sponsored familial immigration denials, visa denials, and removal orders. Our lawyers have 20 to 30 years of immigration law behind them and the knowledge you’ll need to stay in the country.
How do I appeal my immigration decision in Ontario?
You must file your appeal within 30 days of receiving your denial or removal order. Your lawyer will then receive the reasons for your denial or removal order from immigration authorities.
After that, the matter may go to Alternative Dispute Resolution. If this is successful then you should be able to remain in the country without a hearing. If it is not successful the court will schedule a full immigration.
Throughout the process your lawyer will be helping you decide on a legal strategy, working to gather evidence as to why you should be allowed to stay, and will be advising you on how to avoid harming your case in the meantime.
How long does an appeal take in Ontario?
You should expect your appeal to take anywhere from six months to two years. It takes roughly 45 days after filing the appeal for immigration authorities to send the facts of your case to your lawyer. It takes roughly six to nine months to enter ADR, if that option is open to you. It may take 12 to 18 months to get a hearing date.
Try to be patient. Use the time to gather evidence. Work with your lawyer to make sure you’re not harming your case in the meantime.
What are the chances of winning an immigration appeal?
It depends on the specific facts of your case. We’ve seen everything from misunderstandings and mistakes to deep, complex issues that need months of legal work to rectify and sort out.
The best way to find out is to call us for a free consultation. That way you can share your unique situation and get all of your questions answered.
Why Merchant Law?
You’ll work with a dedicated, responsive lawyer who cares about you and your case. We can help with every stage of the process, reducing the possibility of mistakes that can derail your immigration aspirations.
Ready to get started? Call (416) 828-7777 today.