I’m making an H&C application. What evidence do I need?
Question & AnswerI’m making an H&C application. What evidence do I need?
2. Ask for reports and records
You might be able to get reports or records that support your .
Examples of reports and records
The types of reports and records that could be helpful will depend on your situation.
Medical reports that might be helpful include:
- reports of any injuries or trauma that relate to family violence
- a diagnosis and treatment plan for any medical condition that you could not get adequate care for if you were forced to leave Canada
- proof of a medical condition, such as having HIV-positive status, that would cause you to be discriminated against
Psychological assessments could explain:
- a child’s special learning needs
- how being forced to leave Canada would affect a child, such as the impact of returning to a country where they suffered trauma
Hospital records might show that someone was treated for:
- a medical condition
- injuries related to family violence
Police and court documents
Police incident reports can show, for example, when the police were involved because of family violence.
Court records can show things like criminal charges against an abuser, or family court applications and hearings.
Progress reports from schools or training programs can show when you or your child went to school, what you studied, and how well you did.
Financial records that you might include are bank statements, T4 statements, Notices of Assessment from the , and other documents that show the value of things that you own.
Asking for reports or records
If you want to get a report from an expert, such as a doctor or psychologist, a lawyer may be able to help you do this. A lawyer can explain what information would be relevant and helpful to you. This can make it easier for an expert to write the report.