When a Nigerian individual’s immigration application has been denied, they may have the option to appeal the decision through the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). A successful appeal can result in the overturning of the initial decision and the granting of permanent residence. But what happens after a successful appeal for a Nigerian individual?
Firstly, the individual will receive a written decision from the IAD, which will outline the reasons for the decision and any conditions that must be met before the Nigerian individual can become a permanent resident. It is important to read and understand the decision, as it may contain important information about next steps.
Once the decision has been received, the individual will be issued a Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) by the Canadian government. This visa will allow the Nigerian individual to enter Canada as a permanent resident. The visa will have an expiration date and the individual must enter Canada before the expiration date.
After entering Canada, the Nigerian individual will be required to attend a landing interview. This interview is conducted by an immigration officer and is used to confirm the individual’s identity and ensure that they meet the requirements for permanent residence. The individual will also be required to provide proof of their medical examination, security clearance, and background check.
Once the landing interview is successfully completed, the Nigerian individual will be issued a Permanent Resident Card (PRC). This card serves as proof of the individual’s status as a permanent resident of Canada. The PRC must be renewed every five years and will be required for various purposes such as accessing government services, obtaining employment, and traveling outside of Canada.
It’s important to note that becoming a permanent resident of Canada does not automatically grant citizenship. Permanent residents must meet additional requirements, including living in Canada for a certain period of time and passing a citizenship test, before they can apply for citizenship.
At Empire Fly, our team of experienced immigration consultants can guide Nigerian individuals through the process of appealing a denied immigration application. We can help ensure that the application is complete and accurate and represent the individual at any hearings or interviews that may be required. We can also assist in understanding the reasons for the denied application and provide guidance on how to proceed, whether it’s through an appeal or seeking relief from deportation.