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Surrey Refugee Protection Lawyers

According to the law of the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol, refugees have the ultimate right to seek shelter or asylum in a safe land away from the dangers in their own country.

No country can turn away any refugees, including economic refugees and political refugees. The government of the land where refugees come to seek asylum cannot force them to go to a third country either where they might not be safe or face persecution.

Therefore, per the international law of refugee protection, refugees are entitled to more than physical security. They should be given all the rights other foreign residents get in that country.

Furthermore, the countries where refugees seek shelter must protect them against refoulement and any kind of persecution and discrimination.

Furthermore, refugees should be given freedom of movement and thought, civil, economic, social, political, and cultural rights, same as the residents or citizens of those countries.

Our refugee protection lawyers ensure you, as a refugee, get all the rights you are entitled to and are treated rightfully as a new member of Surrey in Canada.

Convention Refugees

Many of our clients are convention refugees due to the violent threats or persecution they face in their homelands. Some of you might not be inclined to go back to your home country due to the discrimination you might be meeting for the following reasons:

  • Religion
  • Race
  • Political Opinion
  • Nationality
  • Being Part of a Particular Group or Organization

If this is the circumstance, we can help you find safety in Surrey in Canada as a Convention refugee. Our refugee protection lawyers have served and helped so many convention refugees become a resident of Surrey in Canada and build a safe and secure home.

Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications

Not everyone meets the requirements of refugees or someone who might need protection due to various reasons. If you fall in that group, do not worry. We have the perfect solution for you.

You can become a permanent residence of Surrey in Canada via Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications. Our refugee protection lawyers will support your cause and case and ensure you get the protection you seek.

Person in Need of Protection

Are you a person in need of protection but do not meet the criteria of a refugee? If that is the case, all you will need to do is prove to the Refugee Protection Division that you really do need protection as you do not or cannot go back to your home country.

Our refugee protection lawyers will help you build a strong case by collecting essential documents and other forms of evidence. These pieces of evidence will prove to the Refugee Protection Board all the dangers you might face in your home country.

Our job is to make sure your case is credible and persuade the Refugee Protection Division to grant you Canadian refugee status.

Am I Eligible to Make a Claim?

Do you want to gain refugee status in Surrey, Canada? If so, you need to be eligible in order to make that claim. Given below are four ways to know that you are not eligible to make a claim.

  • You are not eligible if you already have refugee status in Canada or another country.
  • You are not eligible if you already made a refugee claim and were rejected or were considered ineligible for refugee protection in Surrey.
  • You are not eligible if you already made a claim before and withdrew or abandoned the claim.
  • You are not eligible if you broke or went against any laws or principles of the United Nations, including war crimes.

What Happens after the Refugee Protection Division Hears My Claim?

After the Refugee Protection Division hears the refugee claimant, one of the three things can take place.

The first would be the Refugee Protection Division granted you a refugee status as a convention refugee or, perhaps, as a person in need of protection. Once you get refugee status, you can apply for permanent residency.

If this happens, we recommend you to contact us so that our refugee protection lawyer can ensure your application is not rejected or your refugee status is not rebuked.

The second outcome of your claim to the Refugee Protection Division could be that your claim was rejected. In such a situation, you can contact our refugee protection lawyers so that you can appeal. Again, we will make sure we build a strong case and use the refugee appeal division rules to avoid any further pitfalls.

The last outcome could be that the Refugee Protection Division granted you refugee status. But the government can file to the Refugee Appeal Division if they believe Refugee Protection Division made a mistake and eventually rebuke your refugee status.

In such a case, we encourage you once again to contact an expert refugee protection lawyer who can help you maneuver these treacherous paths with professional legal advice.

Contact Us – Immigration Canada Lawyers

For further inquiries, you can contact us to make an appointment today.  We are always here to offer you our legal advice and help you in every way possible.

We have dealt with refugees from all around the world, and our clients always come out with a positive result at the end of the case. Our aim is to protect the refugees and help them legally and professionally in every way we can as they seek security and safety in Surrey.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have responded to some of the most frequently asked questions of our clients to help you further.

What is the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act?

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) of Canada was created to encourage immigrants to come and settle in Canada in order to help with the economy and demography of the country. Similarly, the primary purpose of the refugee protection act is to welcome refugees in the country in order to protect them from danger, persecution, and displacement from their home country.

Who Can Claim Refugee Protection in Canada?

Anyone who is a victim of displacement, persecution, war, violence, or any danger in their home country can claim refugee protection in Canada. You can contact our refugee protection lawyers to find out if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Can I Withdraw My Refugee Protection Claim in Canada?

Yes, you can withdraw your refugee protection claim in Canada. However, if you do that, you might be considered ineligible for refugee protection if you need it next time.

How are Refugees Protected?

Refugees are given physical protection and their rights to thought and movement along with social, cultural, political, and civil rights. In addition, they are given all the rights that other foreign citizens are permitted to get in the country of refuge.

How to Apply for Refugee Status in Canada?

You can apply for refugee status in Canada as a convention or as a person in need of protection refugee. If neither works, you can always use it under the Humanitarian and Compassionate applicant. We suggest you contact us so we can help you to decide which one would be the best option for you. We will also help you to assemble all the legal documents. 

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    Frequently Asked Question

    To get permanent residency, you have to live for at least three years in Canada. You also need some other documents to apply for Citizenship.

    In generally takes six months to get the citizenship after taking the Citizenship Test and Interview.

    People aged between 18 to 54 have to take the citizenship test and Interview.

    Oath taking ceremony generally takes 45 to 60 mins to complete. However, the time may vary upon the number of applicants and citizens.

    Yes, any Citizen who is a Canadain Citizen can renounce his citizenship status if he wants. He may apply for renouncing the citizenship under certain conditions.

    The answer is yes. You can again apply to resume your Citizenship status though you have renounced it once.

    The total fees for applying for Citizenship in Canada is CAN $ 630. Among the prices, $530 is for processing fee, and $100 is for the right of  Citizenship fee. But for minors aged under 18, the processing fee is $100.