WHO IS A REFUGEE?
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:
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.
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.