Humanitarian and Compassionate Consideration applications are always assessed with a different, unique perspective, compared to normal visa applications. While Canada is internationally recognized as a country that is a global leader in welcoming refugees, there are a few factors to keep in mind before you consider applying.
- The applicant must be a foreign national living in Canada at the moment.
- The applicant must believe humanitarian and compassionate considerations apply to their situation.
- The applicant is not eligible to apply in other classes, such as the Spouse or Common-law Partner Class, Caregiver class, Refugee classes, among others).
The applicant may not be able to apply, if:
- They have an outstanding refugee claim.
- They have a pending Humanitarian and Compassionate Application.
- A refugee claim they made was rejected or withdrawn within the last 12 months.
The processing of Refugee applications is capped at a fixed yearly number by the Canadian government. Canada offers refugee protection to foreign nationals who might be in danger of being persecuted if they return to their country of origin.
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB), an independent body, decides whether a person is a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection.
Immigration Ways can help you with your Convention Refugee application. To apply for this, you must not:
- be recognized as a Convention refugee by another country.
- have protected person status in Canada.
- have a previous refugee claim that was not eligible, was rejected or was abandoned.
Of course, every H&C or Refugee application is unique and has special circumstances attached to them. We strongly recommend that you call us or use our simple form to get in touch.
We assure you of a safe space, where you will not be judged. We also offer a no-cost review of your situation when you fill up our Free Evaluation Form.