There are two principal ways to refute a visa officer’s negative decision: 1) an Appeal to the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), 2) Federal Court. In most cases, a Sponsor has a right to appeal to the IRB when a visa officer refuses a Family Class Application. The Sponsor must file the Appeal documentation within thirty (30) days of receiving the decision from the visa officer. For further information regarding the Appeals process, please contact our office. Depending upon the reason for the negative decision and the documentation that was submitted, it may be possible to file an application to the Federal Court to dispute a visa officer’s negative decision.
The timeline for filing the application with the Federal Court is either fifteen (15) or thirty (30) days from the date of the decision. It is important to note that Federal Court deadlines are very strict and thus, must be adhered to. Our law firm has a great deal of experience before the Federal Court and thus, we are highly capable of evaluating your situation to determine your chances before the Court. Please contact our office so that we can assist you further.