What do I do when my Canadian immigration application has been refused? This is the question I get more than any other as an immigration lawyer. Well, after much contemplation, I decided I would answer this question once and for all by inviting one of the most well respected immigration lawyers in Canada, Richard Kurland, to join me on this Episode.
Whether you are a Canadian immigration lawyer, consultant or foreign national, this episode will reveal to you some of the best options available for challenging an immigration refusal….and a few unique suggestions offered by Richard Kurland that you likely never even considered.
As a kick off to Season 2 of the Canadian Immigration Podcast I pulled out all the stops to get one of the most well respected and skilled immigration lawyers in Canada to join me as we tackle the painful issue of how best to deal with the refusal of a Canadian immigration application.
Richard is one of the foremost immigration policy analysts, lawyers and a go to resource for media, government, and pretty much all of us when it comes to Canadian immigration law.
As one of the highest ranking Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) requesters, he is most often recognized for his efforts in “keeping Ottawa honest.” As the Editor-in-Chief of Lexbase, a monthly publication providing current immigration policy and practice information, he has made a business out of ensuring transparency within the immigration department. If you have not yet subscribed to his monthly Lexbase publications, you should not be practicing immigration law!
In this Episode, rather than focusing on immigration at a 10,000 foot level, Richard flipped the focus upside down and took the time to share some unbelievably valuable insight on how to deal with the sometimes devastating effects of a visa refusal.
In our interview, Richard covered the following strategies:
- Start with a consultation with an immigration lawyer to discuss what may have been missing from the original application.
- Consider refiling or requesting reconsideration of the original application.
- Seek help from the local Member of Parliament of Senator.
- Don’t overlook the importance of a Judicial Review in Federal Court.
- If in Canada, can you restore status?
- Go to the media!
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- The best way to reach Richard Kurland: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Richard’s firm Kurland Tobe: http://www.canimmigrate.com/
- How to subscribe to Lexbase: http://www.canimmigrate.com/index.php?p=1_8_Lexbase
- My most popular blog post: “What to do when your Canadian Visa Application is Rejected“
- Excerpt from Richard’s appearance before the House Standing Committee on Immigration December 13, 2016
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CIP Show Notes: Season 2 – Episode 1
Richard Kurland – Policy Analyst and Lawyer
Today I am here with Canadian immigration lawyer Richard Kurland who will be addressing one of the most common enquiries I get on a daily basis, and likely many other immigration lawyers as well
“What to do when you Canadian Immigration Application is refused.”
Welcome to the Podcast Richard.
Introduction of Richard.
Question: How did you get into Immigration?
Today we are going to discuss the options that are available to someone who has had their Canadian immigration application refused.
Question: you have a client who comes into your office and tells you that their immigration application has been refused? Can you share with us the steps you follow to find a solution for these individuals.
- Federal Court… worth it or not?
How Can you be reached if people who would like to retain you to help them with any immigration matter?
Richard’s contact: email@example.com
Thank you so much for joining us.
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