Refugee Services

Refugee Services2018-07-13T21:17:56+00:00

Serving clients worldwide for over 27 years, Lewis & Associates specialises in assisting refugees who are seeking a permanent safe home in Canada. The firm has an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience coming from a record of processing more than 400 refugee claims per year. The lawyers, immigration consultants, translators and administration staff at Lewis & Associates all pride themselves on ingenuity, resourcefulness, hard work and excellence. If you are seeking a safe haven in Canada as a refugee Lewis & Associates can represent. The team can offer you your best chance for a safe new life in one of the world’s greatest countries.

A refugee is someone who has fled from his or her home country due to persecution and wishes to settle permanently in another country. Canada is a world leader in its approach to refugees and resettlement.

Canada is party to the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and adopts its definition of a refugee from that Convention. A Refugee is a person who is living outside his or her home country and has a rational fear of persecution, based on reasons of nationality, race, religion, political opinion or membership in a social group. Canada also accepts persons who do not fit the exact refugee definition but nevertheless face a risk to their life or of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.

Lewis & Associates is proud to be able to assist you by providing the following services:

  • Applying for refugee status or learning more about the process.
  • Becoming a privately sponsored refugee. In this case, you need to be financially sponsored by a group of people in Canada for a year or until you are financially stable. This Canadian Private Sponsorship program helps thousands of refugees each year, but requires certain criteria be met, which include passing security and medical screening before coming to the country.
  • Appealing a negative decision of your refugee claim at the Refugee Appeal Division and the Federal Court of Canada.
  • Exploring other possible options to obtain Refugee status.

Delivering excellence and customer satisfaction, Lewis & Associates is here to take charge of all your Canadian immigration needs. Established in 1991, the firm is dedicated to the practice of Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law. Regardless of how complicated your case is, the team at Lewis & Associates is happy to assist you.

For more information, contact Lewis & Associates today and receive a free half-hour consultation on your case!