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February 27, 2023

When an individual from Nigeria or any other African country faces a denied immigration application, they might seek recourse through the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). If their appeal is successful, leading to the overturning of the initial decision and the granting of permanent residence, it raises questions about the post-appeal process for Africans in similar circumstances.

 

Initially, the individual will receive a written decision from the IAD, delineating the rationale behind the decision and any prerequisites necessary before the individual from Nigeria, or any other African nation, can attain permanent residency. It is imperative to thoroughly comprehend this decision as it might encompass crucial insights into subsequent procedures.

 

Upon receiving the decision, the individual will be granted a Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) by the Canadian government, facilitating entry into Canada as a permanent resident, whether from Nigeria or any other African country. This visa will bear an expiration date, necessitating entry into Canada prior to its expiry.

 

Upon arrival in Canada, the individual from Nigeria, or any other African nation, will need to undergo a landing interview, administered by an immigration officer. This interview serves to verify the individual’s identity and ascertain their eligibility for permanent residency. Additionally, they will need to furnish evidence of their medical examination, security clearance, and background check.

 

Upon successful completion of the landing interview, individuals from Nigeria and across Africa will be issued a Permanent Resident Card (PRC). This card serves as definitive evidence of their status as permanent residents of Canada. Renewal of the PRC every five years is mandatory, and it is essential for accessing government services, securing employment, and traveling beyond Canada’s borders.

 

It’s important to note that becoming a permanent resident of Canada does not automatically grant citizenship. Permanent residents must meet additional requirements, including living in Canada for a certain period of time and passing a citizenship test, before they can apply for citizenship.

Upon successful completion of the landing interview, individuals from Nigeria and across Africa will be issued a Permanent Resident Card (PRC). This card serves as definitive evidence of their status as permanent residents of Canada. Renewal of the PRC every five years is mandatory, and it is essential for accessing government services, securing employment, and traveling beyond Canada’s borders.