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Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds


Do you need to stay in Canada? Will you experience hardship if you are forced to leave Canada?

Call now to schedule a consultation with a Senior Immigration Practitioner to see how we can help you at 1-866-760-2623 or 416-962-2623. Consultations available in person or over the phone.
 

Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations applications are means by which persons in Canada can apply for permanent residence in Canada if they would face “excessive hardship” at home.
 

Using the Government Directly

To appeal without a representative, see Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.

 

What we do for you:
If you purchase our service,

  • We review every part of your application to ensure it is complete, accurate and mistake-free;
  • We complete the application for you if you require it;
  • We advise you of any additional steps you need to take and of any additional documentation you must provide;
  • We advise you of any problems you may encounter from filing the application;
  • We verify all supporting documentation prior to submission;
  • We give you unlimited business-hours phone support from 8am-6pm EST;
  • We respond to most questions within 1 business day;
  • We submit your application and all required documentation to the government for you;
  • If an interview or test is required we prepare you for the interview or test;
  • We track the status of your application for you;
  • We notify you when the service is complete.

 

   
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Fighting to stay in Canada? Immigroup can help you apply for your Canadian Permanent Residence if you cannot return to your home country. Book a consultation today!

If you are not sure whether you qualify, we can help! Immigroup can assess your status and determine whether you can apply. If you can apply, Immigroup can assist you in submitting the best application possible. We are only a phone call away. We are only a phone call away.

What is Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations?

A humanitarian and compassionate grounds application can be filed by any person in Canada who would experience excessive hardship if they were made to return to their home country. It is intended for persons in Canada whose status is expired or expiring but who cannot return home. If an application is successful, the applicant becomes a permanent resident  of Canada.

In order to file the application you must submit the following:
PR Card / Record of Landing

  • IMM 0008 : Generic Application form for Canada
  • IMM 0008DEP : Additional Dependents Declaration (if applicable)
  • IMM 5669 Background Declaration
  • IMM 5283 : Supplementary Information: Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations
  • IMM 5476 : Use of a Representative (if you use a representative to, such as Immigroup)
  • IMM 5475 : Authority to Release Personal Information to Designated Individual (if you use a representative, such as Immigroup)
  • IMM 5280 : Document Checklist
  • Passport photos:
    • 2 photos of you (the applicant)
    • 2 photos each of any of your family members in Canada
  • Photocopies of your passport’s pages (and of your family members passports) showing
    • Passport number
    • Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Passport Issue Date
    • Passport Expiry Date
    • All entry and exit stamps in the passport especially including
      • Visas for Canada and any other countries
      • Stamp showing most recent entry into Canada
  • Photocopies of Proof of your status in Canada (can be one of the following and can be expired):
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate(s) or other official identity document
  • Photocopy of Marriage Certificate  or proof of Common Law relationship (if applicable)
    • Examples of proof of Common Law relationship include
      • Joint bank, trust, credit union or charge card accounts
      • Jointly signed lease, mortgage or purchase agreement
      • Statutory declarations from “individuals with personal knowledge that your relationship is genuine and continuing”
  • Photocopy of Divorce, Annulment or Death Certificate  (if you used to be married)
    • Custody papers (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of Adoption Papers (if you have adopted a child)
  • Original Police Certificate(s)
  • Details of any criminal convictions (if applicable) and a photocopy of any pardon obtained from the Parole Board of Canada  (if applicable)
  • Any other evidence you think helps your case
  • If you have a sponsor you must also submit the following

Also, you must provide certified translations of any of the above documents which are not in English or French.

If you don’t see your Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds question in the FAQs, ask us! We will respond to any question within one business day.

 


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