Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications (H&C)
If you’re a Canadian immigrant facing the risk of deportation to your home country, all hope is not lost. The IRCC humanitarian and compassionate application can help you secure permanent residence in Canada if you can prove there’s a potential danger or hardship to face should you be deported.
However, it’s important to understand the processes and requirements involved in the H&C application to improve your chances of securing a positive response from the H&C officer. In this article, you’ll learn what humanitarian and compassionate applications is, the eligibility criteria for H&C applications, and how to deal with possible application refusal.
What are Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications (H&C)?
The Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application is a provision for foreign nationals who do not qualify for permanent residence under the standard Canadian requirements, to apply based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.
In other words, H&C consideration is not necessarily an alternative means of securing permanent residence. Instead, it should be your last resort under special humanitarian circumstances. You can apply for the H&C consideration within or outside Canada. Applicants living in Canada are now mandated to apply online.
The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the organization that oversees the H&C program. The Canadian government through the humanitarian and compassionate IRCC applications seeks to welcome and protect immigrants and make the Canadian society more inclusive.
How Titan Law Can Help
As a Canadian immigrant, you can leverage the H&C provision if you have relevant evidence that justifies your application for immigration on humanitarian grounds. However, the H&C program is discretionary: there’s no guarantee that your application will be approved. So, you need the right information and proper guidance throughout the application process to increase your chances of success.
Our team of experienced lawyers at Titan Law are committed to providing you with expert guidance and support to help you navigate the complexities of your H&C application. Book a free consultation with us today for a seamless experience.
Any proof in the form of photo, document, record, or report that proves your bolsters your claim for H&C consideration. Also, you need proof of identity and proof of residence in Canada.
Provide compelling evidence to justify your application. Be clear and concise when presenting your case and also consider getting help from a certified immigration lawyer.
You’re eligible for H&C consideration if you’re not a citizen or a permanent resident in Canada and you believe you can be exempted based on compassionate grounds such as a serious medical condition that may not treated properly in your home country, danger of torture and human rights violation, Canadian community ties, and best interest of your child.
18 – 36 months or even longer depending on your case. Note that an interview or additional documentation may be requested during this period.