Do you plan on applying for refugee status after you arrive in Canada?
If you are already in Canada and are afraid of returning to your country because you could face mistreatment by your government or others, you may ask for protection by making a refugee (asylum) claim. If you face the risk of persecution in your country of origin for one of the following reasons you may qualify for protection:
- Political opinion
- Membership in a particular social group: groups whose members face persecution from their own government or from others where their government is unable or unwilling to protect them. Examples include members of the LGBT community, victims of domestic violence, etc.
What you do at the beginning of the process is absolutely crucial for the success of your application. Remember, the information you provide at the beginning of the process will follow you throughout and determine your chances for approval. Anchor Law can assess your claim, help you prepare your application and represent you throughout the process.
Even if you do not fall into one of the above categories, you may be a “person in need of protection” if your life is in danger, or you face the risk of torture or cruel and unusual punishment in your home country.Contact Anchor Law for a strategic assessment of your situation today.
Please note: As a refugee claimant you may also qualify for Legal Aid. Consult our “Fees” page and the resources listed below.
How we can help with a refugee
Services that take into account your budget and needs.
Preparation of Basis of Claim forms and representation before the Refugee Protection Division
Are you preparing to make a refugee claim and are in Canada or have you already made one and need to prepare and submit a Basis of Claim to Refugee Protection Division? A well-preapred Basis of Claim is absolutely crucial to a successful outcome.
Pre-Removal Risk Assessment
Has the Canada Border Services Agency told you you have a right to a final risk assessment before your deportation? A well-prepared PRRA can mean the difference between being deported and staying in Canada.
Judicial reviews of unsuccessful
Has your refugee appeal, PRRA, or any other refugee decision been refused? You may be eligible to apply to the Federal Court for a review and redetermination.
Has your refugee claim
You may have a good chance of reversing a negative decision on appeal.