An appeal must be made within 30 days of the negative decision. You can appeal your case to the IRB (Immigration and Refugee Board).

The types of cases which can be appealed to the IAD include:

  1. Appeals by Sponsors 30 days: family member such as spouse, children, parents, adoption children (Family members are legitimate)
  2. Appeals by Permanent Residents 30 days: In situations where a permanent resident or a person holding a permanent resident visa has been found to be inadmissible and is ordered removed from Canada, an appeal may be made within 30 days of receipt of the refusal letter.
  3. Appeals by Refugees 15 days: In situations where a person who has been granted refugee protection has been found to be inadmissible and is ordered removed from Canada, an appeal may be made within 15 days.
  4. Residency Appeals 60 days: In a situation where a permanent resident who is outside Canada is determined not to have fulfilled the residency requirement, an appeal can be made within 60 days of the decision. Once the appeal, the Ministry of Refugees (IRB) will decide whether the refusal of legal error, or whether there are compassionate factors, the appeal department (IAD) can overturn the original decision, according to their outcome of the appeal and sent the case back consulate reopened. If the IAD does not grant positive result to applicant, applicant may appeal to the Federal Court. Also known as a full hearing.