How Do I Appeal an Immigration Refusal?

Immigration refusal

Receiving an immigration visa refusal can be one of the most upsetting components of the immigration process. But just because you have been notified of a visa refusal does not mean that is the end of your immigration journey in Canada. In fact, there are several different options available to you if you have been denied to come to Canada.

Appeal Options for Immigration Refusal in Canada

The most important thing when you have been refused for immigration or had an application denied is that you act immediately. In some cases, there are deadlines that must be met to appeal and you may only have days or weeks in order to do so.

One option is that you can appeal your immigration application refusal to the Federal Court of Canada. Another option is that you can appeal your immigration application refusal to the Immigration Adjudication Division, which is also known as the IAD. You may also be able to make a request to restoration to the Case Processing Centre, or CPC.

It is not always easy to determine which of these options is the right one for you, particularly because it depends on several factors.

To begin the appeals process, speak with a licensed immigration lawyer. The immigration appeals process is very difficult, and you may only have days or weeks to begin your appeal – that’s why an immigration lawyer can be so helpful. They know exactly what to do and how to do it, saving you a lot of time and making sure that everything is done properly.

If you have had an immigration application denied, contact our immigration law firm as soon as possible. You can e-mail us using the form on the right, and you can also call us at the telephone number at the top of this page.

Do You Need Help Appealing your Canadian Visa Refusal?

If so, Contact VisaPlace today. All our cases are handled by competent and experienced immigration professionals who are affiliated with VisaPlace. These professionals consist of lawyers, licensed paralegals and consultants who work for Niren and Associates an award winning immigration firm that adheres to the highest standards of client service.

Ready for the next step? Book your 1 on 1 consultation now or call us at 1-888-317-5770.

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Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

  • Jolomi

    I applied for study permit,and I was refused the visa the reason where
    have sufficient and available financial resources, without working in Canada, to pay the tuition fees for the course or program of studies that you intend to pursue have sufficient and available financial resources, without working in Canada, to maintain yourself and any family members who are accompanying you during your proposed period of study
    You have not satisfied me that you would leave Canada at the end of your stay. In reaching this decision, I considered several factors, including:
    Purpose of visit.
    current employment situation
    I submitted all documents including a letter from my sponsor who is my Aunty and bank statement. Paid part payment of the fee’s as directed by the institution .
    The reasons for the denial are not satisfactory,can I appeal ?because my time is limited The new session is for September. Thank you

    • Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Jolomi. A study visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your studies are complete. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face the same problem as you. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at
      Regards, Muga

  • Shaifali Palta

    Hi there
    My restoration application for Post Graduate work permit has been refused. I am asked to leave the country immediately. My career will be spoiled if I leave now. Please let me know what are my options now. I really want to stay in Canada. Please help me.

    • Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Shaifalia. It is very stressful to receive a removal order. We can certainly help but you must get in touch with us right away. I am going to recommend that you contact us to make an appointment immediately to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to show you how it can be fixed. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at
      Regards, Vahe

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