I’m in Canada. Can I apply to stay permanently on H&C grounds?
Question & AnswerI’m in Canada. Can I apply to stay permanently on H&C grounds?
2. Learn about other reasons that affect your right to make an H&C
There are other reasons that you might not have the right to make a to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
If you apply for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment
If you’re going to be removed from Canada, you might be eligible for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA). A PRRA is a written application where you explain why you’re afraid to return to your country and provide that helps to show why you’re afraid.
If you’re inadmissible for certain reasons
You cannot make an H&C application if you’re for reasons such as:
- you’re a danger to Canada’s security
- you’re suspected of being involved in terrorism, organized crime, or espionage
- you’re suspected of committing human rights violations
If you’re a “designated foreign national”
A is someone who came to Canada in a group that the Minister of Public Safety decides is an “irregular arrival”. If you’re a designated , you cannot make an H&C application until at least 5 years from the date that the Minister makes that decision.
The Minister can decide this when the group arrives or after they arrive in Canada.