If an overseas spousal sponsorship application has been refused, within a specific timeline, an appeal can be filed at the Immigration Appeal Decision to contest the refusal. An appeal should only be submitted if the application filed was strong and complete.
Taking the appeal route is an important decision as it can take some time to obtain a hearing date and another application following a refused appeal could ultimately always be refused. A spousal sponsorship appeal is an appeal de novo meaning that the Board Member can consider new and updated evidence, which is submitted at the appeal.
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Spousal Sponsorship Appeal
What you need to know about the Spousal Sponsorship Appeal process If you submitted a spousal sponsorship application and it has been refused, you can submit an appeal at the Immigration Appeal Division. The Appeal Division will hold a hearing […]
Spousal Sponsorship refusal: What are your options
I applied to sponsor my wife, I included a lot of documents about our relationship, but the application was refused. What are my options? Should I appeal the refusal? It is important to look at the quality of the documents […]
I filed a spousal sponsorship appeal over a year ago – when is my hearing going to be scheduled?
When we have filed an appeal with the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), we must wait for the registry to schedule a hearing date. It is quite common that a hearing can be scheduled 1-2 years later. It all depends on […]
I sponsored my parents to Canada but the application was refused because of my father’s medical condition, what can I do?
A negative decision on Family Sponsorship Application on medical grounds can be appealed at the “Immigration Appeal Division” (IAD). The refusal letter should be carefully reviewed and the concerns outlined by CIC strongly refuted with additional evidence and legal arguments. […]