The Process for Applying for Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) Consideration (Including for Applicants in Quebec)
Officers would need to send all Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application forms to the Backlog Reduction Office in Vancouver (BRO-V). In addition, they would also need to send the fee receipts as per regular procedures. Officers would need to ensure that these applications bear a postmark of no later than June 01, 2015.
Individuals would need to submit applications for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds no later than six months from the first negative decision on their refugee claim from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). This is applicable even if the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) makes its decisions more than six months after the authorities lifted the Temporary Suspension of Removal (TSR) on December 01, 2014. However, individuals would only do this if:
- They filed a refugee claim on or before December 01, 2014 and,
- They do not receive an Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) decision by that date
The individuals would need to mail their applications and supporting documents to the following address:
Backlog Reduction Office – Vancouver
# 600 – 605 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3
In addition, the individuals would need to specify the country of origin on the envelope. Therefore, they would need label the envelope clearly with “Haiti – TSR” or “Zimbabwe – TSR”. The individuals would also need to note that they would need to pay the applicable processing fees.
Situations could arise where applicants received a negative decision on an application for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds prior to December 01, 2014. These individuals have the option of re-applying, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. By doing so, these individuals could benefit from the administrative deferral of removal.
Applicants would also need to include all relevant and updated information in their applications. This would enable officers to assess these applications accurately.
Source: Citizenship and Immigration