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If my adopted child’s application is refused, what can I do?

The process to appeal the decision is different for the immigration and citizenship process.

Immigration

If your adopted child’s application for permanent residence is refused, you may appeal the decision to the Immigration Appeal Division at the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Citizenship

If your adopted child’s application for a grant of citizenship is refused, you may apply for a judicial review of the decision to the Federal Court of Canada.


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