Appealing a Refusal of Sponsorship Application

Family sponsorships are a very popular pathway to immigrate to Canada. Although there is some delay right now in review of sponsorship applications by IRCC, Canada remains committed to reuniting the loved ones and prioritizes such cases. Let’s talk a bit about family sponsorships today.

If you have applied to sponsor a family member and this family member’s application for permanent residence was refused, you might consider appealing this refusal in the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

An often reason for refusal is inadmissibility of the sponsored family member. “Inadmissibility” means prohibition to enter Canada for the inadmissible individual. There are some exception for sponsorship refusal appeals.

You are not allowed to appeal the rejection of an application for permanent residence of the sponsored family member if such family member was recognized inadmissible for serious criminality, organized crime, security grounds, violations of human or international rights or misrepresentation.

The misrepresentation inadmissibility does not apply to sponsored spouse, common-law partner and their dependent children

Sponsored family members and their dependent children also cannot be found inadmissible on the grounds that they may cause excessive demand on health or social services.

Remember this when starting a sponsorship application and if you have any questions about inadmissibility of your family member or family sponsorship appeals, we’ll be happy to provide you with the answers.

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