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Helping Asylum Seekers in Claiming Protection

No human being should be persecuted or discriminated against on racial, religious, political or social grounds.
If you feel your life is in danger and your country is unable or unwilling to protect you, Canada can change your fate.
At Sinani Law, we look after the rights of refugees. Our Calgary based refugee lawyers will guide and represent you through the entire IRB application process.
We want you to stop taking risks and enjoy all the benefits of living in a country that values human rights like no other.

Who Can Claim for Conventional Refugee?

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Any foreign national living outside their country for racial, religious, political, or cultural reasons. And who is unable or unwilling to return to their nation. In such a case, the person applying for conventional refugee status must have a refugee lawyer to guide them through the process.

Are You Persecuted?

Individuals who belong to groups or communities that are persecuted or marginalized in their country are also eligible to apply for refugee status in Canada.
In this scenario, persecution is understood as any threat of death, imprisonment, torture, or violation of human rights executed by the government or non-governmental entities.

Important Institutions

The independent tribunal responsible for granting this status is the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) may also issue a decision.
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Why Canada Helps People Needing Protection?

Canada is a country that deeply values human rights, freedom, and empathy.

The Canadian refugee protection system was created with a clear objective: to bring hope to those persecuted and marginalized in their own countries.

This system is divided into two programs:

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Immigration to Canada

The Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, aimed at foreign nationals seeking protection from outside Canada.

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Refugee Claims

The In-Canada Asylum Program, for people who are already in Canada and need protection.

At Sinani Law, our refugee lawyer Calgary honors this system by helping you achieve a fairer life, with a hopeful future full of opportunities.

Common Grounds to Seek Asylum

If you want to engage the services of a Calgary refugee attorney to help you move to Canada, you must show that you are a victim of one of the following forms of persecution:

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Racial Ground:

When the persecution is carried out entirely on racial or ethnic grounds.

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When the persecution is carried out in the name of nationality. It means not only the person’s citizenship but also their ethnic or linguistic group.

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Political Opinions:

Applies to persons who are persecuted for their political opinion, in which the government or state machinery may intervene.

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When the freedom to express faith in public or private and practice, teach, or worship it, is being violated.

Social Groups:

When the person belongs to a social group fighting against discrimination and defense of human rights.

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Can't Find Your Category?

Our refugee immigration lawyer can help you identify the category that best fits your situation and help you prove that your country is unwilling or unable to provide the protection you need.

What Happens if Claim is Refused?

If your application for refugee status or permanent residence in Canada is rejected, there are still some options to explore.
If you have the right, you can appeal the Refugee Board’s decision to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD).
However, for this process to proceed, you must show that:

Potential mistake.

The Refugee Board made a mistake or mistakes in your case.

You may NOT appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division if:

The RAD ruled that your application “has no reliable basis” or is an “unfounded representation.”

Missed hearing.

You did not attend your refugee hearing or did not file your base claim form on time.

Revoked status.

The Refugee Board granted the Minister’s application to issue an order for the cessation or vacation of your refugee protection status.

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You have new evidence that would have been helpful to you in obtaining Refugee Board approval.

Previous claim in USA.

The application was filed at a U.S. land port of entry, which may be subject to a Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) exception.

Claim withdrawal.

Your refugee claim in Canada was withdrawn.

Law changes.

The Federal Court ordered a rehearing following an application for judicial review before December 15, 2012 or an application was referred to the Refugee Board by December 15, 2012.

On Time Appeal

If all indications say you have a right to appeal, you must file a Notice of Appeal form no later than 15 days after receiving the Refugee Board’s written unfavorable decision.

Until the RAD makes a decision, no one can remove you from Canada.

As stated by the Government of Canada, it is best to have a lawyer represent you throughout this process.

What is Removal/Deportation of Failed Refugee Claims?

If your refugee claim is rejected, you will receive a removal/deportation order requiring you to leave Canada.
Depending on the case, you may receive one of these removal orders and must abide by the consequences:

Departure Order:

Orders you to leave Canada within 30 days of the order coming into force. When you leave the country, you must notify the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) of your departure. If so, you may return to Canada in the future, as long as you meet the current entry requirements. On the other hand, if you fail to comply with any of the conditions of the order, the order will immediately become a Deportation Order.

Exclusion Order:

Stipulates that you cannot return to Canada within 1 year. In cases of an exclusion order for false declaration, you will not be able to enter Canada for 5 years.

Deportation Order:

Prohibits you from returning to Canada indefinitely, so the only way to enter the country is with an ARC.

Contact Us

Book your interview with one of the best immigration lawyer in Calgary and take the first step to live a new experience.


Sinani Law
+1 (403) 399 - 0208
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Why Hire Proven Record Refugee Lawyer?

  • Experience and Credibility: Nothing gives you more peace of mind than knowing that your case is handled by experts in the field. Our staff of immigration attorneys specializes in refugee claims and has been able to change the lives of hundreds of people who were persecuted.
  • Legal Representation: The process of obtaining refugee status in Canada is a delicate one. If you want to increase your chances of being granted refugee status, you need to trust legal representatives like us.
  • Guidance and Counseling: We know that your number 1 priority is to feel safe. At Sinani Law, we will provide you with all the support and legal advice you need to not feel alone and understand every step of the process.

We want to help you live a life free of risks, violations, and discrimination. Contact one of our refugee lawyers Calgary for more information about our services. Don’t lose hope. A new beginning awaits you in Canada.