Immigration Appeal Division

What We Do

The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) hears appeals on immigration-related matters, including sponsorships, removal orders and residency obligations.

Public Proceedings

Information which is used in IAD proceedings is treated as public information and will appear in IAD decisions. The decisions may be published on the Internet. The public and the media will be given a copy of the information and the decisions, upon request, unless a confidentiality order is obtained or unless exceptional circumstances apply.

Legal References


In order to make the immigration appeal process simpler, faster and more efficient, the IAD is testing new ways of managing immigration appeals. It has launched a number of pilot projects in the regions. If, in the assessment of the pilots, it is determined that one or more of these initiatives would help the IAD achieve its goals of processing appeals more efficiently, they will be adopted as part of the regular IAD process. The Initiatives section provides information on each initiative.

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