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Humanitarian & Compassionate Applications 

Canadian immigration law has an special provision that allows you to apply for permanent residency.

Humanitarian and compassionate grounds (H&C) allows a person living in Canada to apply for permanent residency despite not being eligible.

H&C applications can waive many legal requirements, including residency obligation, criminal inadmissibility, and even misrepresentation.  

Who can make an H&C application?

An H&C application is prohibited from those who have other paths to permanent residency available to them. 

H&C applications are a last resort and cannot be used if other reasonable options are available to you.

You must be able to explain why the particular requirement you are requesting to be waived is impossible or unreasonable to satisfy. To demonstrate this, you should demonstrate your efforts made to comply with the requirement. 

The onus will always be on the applicant to provide relevant evidence supporting their case.

What do you need to show?

You must clearly demonstrate that you would experience unusual and undeserved or disproportionate hardship if you were required to leave Canada.

Establishment in Canada

Hardship If Forced to Leave Canada

Best Interest of Child

How We Can Help

Humanitarian and Compassionate applications are complex, and very difficult to be successful without thoughtful preparation. 

At Vitti Immigration Law PC, we are highly experienced with H&C applications. We guide you through each step of the process to ensure you compile a strong and convincing application, giving you the best chances of success.  

To get started, contact us below or book a consultation.

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H&C Application Refused?

Should I re-apply or appeal?

Get your application assessed by an experienced Immigration Layer to find out the best option.

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