Step 3: Receiving and acting on a decision

If you did not receive a decision at your hearing, you can expect to receive a decision with written reasons within approximately 60 days after the hearing.

If the Minister’s appeal is dismissed…

The decision by the Immigration Division will remain and you will be able to stay in Canada.

If the Minister’s appeal is allowed and your removal order stayed…

You become inadmissible to Canada but you can remain in Canada under certain conditions.

If the Minister’s appeal is allowed…

You become inadmissible to Canada and you will receive a removal order. You may wish to seek legal advice.

Appealing to the Federal Court

Either you or Minister's Counsel may apply to the Federal Court​ for leave, or permission, for judicial review of any Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) decision. The Federal Court of Canada will either dismiss the application or return the case to the IAD for re-hearing.