Nadeem Chaudhry - Refugee Lawyer


An individual may be considered a Convention refugee if they have a well-founded fear of persecution upon returning to their country of citizenship or country of legal permanent residence. Persecution in this context will be based on race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group (e.g. gender, sexual orientation, etc.) and political opinion. The individual must demonstrate that their country is unable or unwilling to provide them with adequate state protection.


Your refugee claim or asylum seeker claim may not be eligible for referral to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada if:

  1. Another country has recognized you as a Convention refugee and you can return to that country;
  2. You arrived to Canada through the Canada-United States border (there are exceptions however to this rule);
  3. You already have a protected person status in Canada;
  4. The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada already determined that you were not eligible for refugee status in Canada when you previously applied;
  5. There are reasons on security grounds, your past or current criminal activity or your human rights violations, that you are not eligible;
  6. You are subject to a removal order from Canada;
  7. You had a previous refugee claim that the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada rejected; or
  8. You had applied for a refugee claim previously but abandoned or withdrew that claim.

We take refugee protection very seriously, with open heart and compassion. Nadeem Chaudhry (refugee lawyer) will assist you from the very outset i.e. presenting your refugee claim until obtaining protected person status and permanent residence. 

Refugee Claim Procedure

If you are making a refugee claim, your claim will first go in front of an Immigration officer who will review your refugee claim and decide if it is eligible to be sent to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. The Board makes a determination whether a claimant is a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection. If the Board decides in positive, the case will move to the next step i.e. permanent residence. 

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