Navigating Humanitarian, Compassionate, and Refugee Applications In Ottawa

Making an application for immigration status under refugee, humanitarian, or compassionate grounds is a complicated process made even more stressful due to the urgent nature of the case.

At Setzer Immigration Law, we have been focusing exclusively on refugee and immigration law since 2005, giving us the skill and knowledge needed to help provide assistance when you need it the most.

Skilled Representation For Refugee, Humanitarian, and Compassionate Applications

As a foreign national in Canada, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence status on the basis of humanitarian and compassionate grounds (H&C). Often considered when no other immigration options are available, H&C applications require thorough preparation often in a short period of time.

At Setzer Immigration Law, we are committed to providing you with honest, practical legal advice concerning your H&C application. We will help you understand the factors that must be taken into consideration and will explore other options if necessary.

Claiming Refugee Protection

In Canada, some individuals who are afraid to return to their home country due to a range of dangerous or life-threatening circumstances are eligible to apply for refugee status. Given the critically time-sensitive nature of these cases, it is important to work with an experienced lawyer throughout the process.

You may consider applying for refugee status if:

  • You face torture, cruel and unusual treatment or punishment, or a risk to your life
  • You are a woman who suffers gender related violence
  • You have a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, or political opinion
  • You have a well-founded fear of persecution based on gender or sexual orientation

From initial visa applications to pre-removal risk assessments, we're here to help you navigate the application process. We appear regularly before the Immigration and Refugee Board and represent clients at refugee hearings, and appeals.We recognize the difficulties that our clients are facing and handle their cases with genuine compassion and care.

Find Out How We Can Help You

Contact our Ottawa office by calling 866-464-1431 or email us to schedule your initial consultation.