Notice of Appeal – Residency Obligation Appeal

Important Notice

The following notice of appeal forms can be completed on screen then printed. They can also be saved locally through your browser or Adobe Acrobat software.

If you reside in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Nunavut, or the Northwest Territories, you may be eligible to participate in the Western Region email initiative. This initiative makes it possible for parties to use email to send and receive documents. Information on this initiative, including how to enroll, will be sent to you once the notice of appeal is received.

Residency Obligation Notice of Appeal

Important Instructions for Residency Obligation Appeals

You have the right to appeal a decision made outside Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on your failure to meet permanent residency obligations, under section 63(4) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. If other members of your immediate family also are affected by the IRCC decision, they must submit their own notice of appeal form. The form must be completed in English or in French.

Once you complete the form Notice of Appeal - Residency Obligation Appeal, you must provide it to the office of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) so that it is received no later than sixty (60) days after you received the IRCC written decision. The Notice of Appeal must be provided together with two copies of the IRCC decision you are appealing.

The addresses, telephone numbers and fax numbers of the IAD offices are listed below. You must provide your Notice of Appeal and the IRCC decision to the IAD office that serves the province or territory where you last lived when you were in Canada. If you choose to provide these documents by mail, you must allow for 20 days of mailing time (for out-of-Canada mail), and make sure that the IAD office actually receives the document before the deadline.

If you wish to return to Canada for the hearing of your appeal, you may need a travel document to travel to Canada. Under section 31(3)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, IRCC will give you a travel document if you have been physically present in Canada at least once in the past 365 days. If you are not entitled to a travel document from IRCC, you may make an application to the IAD for an order under section 175(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to enable you to return. Under section 46 of the Immigration Appeal Division Rules, these application documents must be received by the IAD and by the Minister's Counsel no later than sixty (60) days after the IAD receives your Notice to Appeal. After considering your submissions and the Minister's submissions, the IAD may order that you be issued a travel document if the IAD Member is satisfied that it is necessary for you to be present at your appeal hearing.

Immigration Appeal Division Offices

IAD Office - Montréal

If you reside or previously resided in: Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Labrador and Ottawa

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Immigration Appeal Division
Guy-Favreau Complex
200 René Lévesque Blvd. West
Montréal, Québec
H2Z 1X4

Telephone: 514-283-7733
Fax: 514-283-0164

IAD Office - Toronto

If you reside or previously resided in: Ontario (except Ottawa)

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Immigration Appeal Division
74 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 3C7

Telephone: 416-954-1000
Fax: 416-954-1165

IAD Office - Vancouver

If you reside or previously resided in: British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Immigration Appeal Division
300 West Georgia Street, 16th Floor
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 6C9

Telephone: 604-666-5946 or 1-866-787-7472
Fax: 604-666-3043