The Federal Court of Canada adjudicates on decisions made by the Federal tribunals or Federal agencies like Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada(IRB), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), etc.


In the Immigration context, Applicant can challenge a decision of the IRCC, CBSA and IRB in the Federal Court. The applicant must obtain 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 decisions rendered outside of Canada and within 15 days for the decisions rendered in Canada. If Applicant missed the limitation to initiate the Application in the Federal Court, an extension of time could be requested.

Examples of decisions that could be challenged in the Federal Court of Canada are as follows:

  • Decisions of Visa Offices inside and Outside of Canada provided there is no other provision to challenge the decision to the IRB
  • Decisions of CBSA rendered inside or outside Canada or at the Port of Entry
  • Decisions by Immigration Appeal Division, Immigration Division, Refugee Protection Divisions of the IRB


If you have been issued a removal order, you can seek a review of such a decision as well as seek an order to stay your removal from Canada.

If your any kind of visa application has been refused or your appeal to the IRB has been dismissed, we can assist you in seeking a Judicial Review in the Federal Court.