Judicial Review-Federal Court of Canada
The Federal Court decides legal disputes and cases which fall under federal domain including challenges to the decisions made by Federal tribunals like Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
In Immigration matters, applicant can challenge the decision of visa office in applications for temporary residence and permanent residence (except applications under family class) in the Federal Court.
Applicant must obtain a leave for Judicial Review in order to appear before the Federal Court Judge. An application for leave must be made within 60 days of the refusal of applications from Visa office. However, An application for leave must be made within 15 days:
- If application made inside Canada is denied by the department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
- In case of negative decisions by Immigration Appeal Division and Refugee Appeal Division, and
- In case of negative decisions by Immigration Division
If your application has been refused by a Visa office or your appeal has been denied by the Immigration and Refugee Board and you need a legal representation to challenge the decision of the Visa officer or the Board member, you can contact us by an e-mail or phone call. If possible, please provide a copy of refusal letter from the visa office or a negative decision from the Immigration and Refugee Board.