A person can appeal to IAD about immigration-related matters such as sponsorships, removal orders and residency obligations.
Who is eligible to appeal before IAD
Make an Appeal before the IRB
- Sponsorship Appeals
If an application by a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident to sponsor an eligible family member’s immigration to Canada, is refused by IRCC the sponsor may appeal to the IAD.
- Removal Order Appeals
A foreign national or a permanent resident of Canada who has been ordered removed from Canada, may also appeal to the IAD.
- Residency Obligation Appeals
Out every five years, permanent residents are required to be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days by IRPA. If a visa officer with Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada finds that a permanent resident is outside Canada and that PR has not met his/her residency obligation, that person may lose his status as Canadian permanent resident. The permanent resident may appeal that IRCC decision to IAD.