Frequently asked questions
Yes. You are permitted to initiate and proceed with an appeal or submit a humanitarian grounds application regardless of whether you are physically present in Canada or in any other country.
No. However, for applications for judicial review to the Federal Court of Canada, immigration consultants are not permitted to represent you before the Court; you may either represent yourself or retain a lawyer. Nonetheless, hiring an immigration lawyer with litigation experience will optimize your chance of a successful appeal.
Not necessarily. You may hire an immigration consultant or represent yourself. But, please keep in mind what an appeal entails; you are trying to put your best foot forward. This requires being cogent, succinct and articulate, and all within the framework of understanding the immigration laws of Canada. If you are not a fantastic writer nor have an in-depth knowledge of the immigration statutes and relevant case law, then retaining a competent immigration lawyer is strongly recommended.
No. Be wary of any consultant or lawyer who claims otherwise. I will review your case for no fee and provide you with an informed opinion on the merits of an appeal. Thus, you will be able to weigh the monetary costs involved for proceeding with an appeal to your probability of success.