Humanitarian And Compassionate
Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds apply to people with exceptional cases. Below are some of the factors that the IRCC is considering:
- how settled the person is in Canada
- family ties to Canada
- best interests of any children involved
Other rules that apply to humanitarian and compassionate grounds:
- You may ask for humanitarian and compassionate grounds if you are applying for permanent resident status in Canada, or for a permanent resident visa abroad
- You cannot have more than one humanitarian and compassionate grounds application at the same time
- You cannot apply for humanitarian and compassionate grounds if you have a pending refugee claim
- You cannot apply for humanitarian and compassionate grounds if you had a negative decision from the IRB within the last 12 months. This bar does not apply if:
- you have children under 18 who would be adversely affected if you were removed from Canada, or
- you have proof that you or one of your dependants suffers from a life-threatening medical condition that cannot be treated in your home country
If you have been living in Canada for some time and are fully settled in Canada, you might want to consider submitting a permanent residence application for H&C reasons. This is an excellent category to obtain Permanent residency in Canada.
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