If your Canadian citizenship application has been refused, we can appeal that decision to the Federal Court within 30 days of the refusal. Our immigration lawyers in Canada have represented clients in many judicial review applications and have experience to develop a strategy for overcoming the refusal of your citizenship application.
Grounds for the rejection of a citizenship application may include, but are not limited to:
- A charge or a conviction of an indictable criminal offence occurring 3 years before the application;
- Not meeting the residency requirements;
- The revocation of the Canadian citizenship in the previous 5 years;
- A conviction or investigations for war crimes during your application; and/or,
- Being in custody, on parole, on probation, or under a removal order during the application.
It is also possible to have your Canadian citizenship revoked for misrepresentation, participation in terroristic groups, conviction for war crimes and treason. Gerami Law PC can assist in the appeal of the decision to revoke your citizenship and we can advise you on the proper appeal route to pursue (either administrative or through Judicial review in court).
Gerami Law PC represents clients to resume their Canadian citizenship. To be eligible to resume a Canadian citizenship, a person must live in Canada for at least one year as a permanent resident immediately before their application. The revocation of Canadian citizenship, the conviction or a criminal offence or an offence under the Citizenship Act, or being in prison, on parole, on probation, or the subject of a removal order can bar an individual from resuming his Canadian citizenship. Specific rules also apply to individuals who lost their citizenship between 1947 and 1977. In that case, it is possible that the Canadian citizenship has automatically resumed.
An appeal to the Federal Court can be made within 30 days of a negative decision and we commence the process by filing your Notice of Application. Please contact our office to arrange for a Consultation and discuss how we can assist you with your citizenship appeal.