The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and Its 1967 Protocol defines a refugee as “a person who is outside his or her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of being persecuted because of his or her race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail him— or herself of the protection of that country, or to return there, for fear of persecution (see Article 1A(2)).”
Other rights contained in the 1951 Convention include: • The right not to be expelled, except under certain, strictly defined conditions (Article 32); • The right not to be punished for illegal entry into the territory of a contracting State (Article31); • The right to work (Articles 17 to 19); • The right to housing (Article 21); • The right to education (Article 22); • The right to public relief and assistance (Article 23); • The right to freedom of religion (Article 4); • The right to access the courts (Article 16); • The right to freedom of movement within the territory (Article 26); and • The right to be issued identity and travel documents (Articles 27 and 28).
Thankfully we have the UN Refugee Agency, and the Government of Canada, upholding the declaration of The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Millions of people around the world have found homes in new countries, through the UNHCR, and we applaud their efforts. When we look at Canada’s past and present record of allowing refugees and immigrants into Canada, we are proud to be one of the most accepting countries in the world! Although we’re not perfect, for the most part, as new immigrants, refugees are treated with respect and dignity by Canadians, as they begin a new life, under the protection of this great country.
The UNHCR and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada make everything possible for a refugee seeking the protection of Canada. You must convince them with your circumstances and evidence, that you are indeed worthy of Convention Refugee status. With so many people applying for status around the world, immigration officers must be strict, and scrupulous, in arriving at their decision to award such status.
If you are applying outside of Canada, or from inside Canada, our team works hard to prove the cases of those suffering discrimination, persecution or punishment, in their home country. We do this by proving claims beyond a doubt, legally, presenting pertinent details succinctly, citing similar examples, as well as examining the emotional aspects, and appealing on compassionate grounds, especially when family reunification is a factor. Through research, prepared evidence accompanied by carefully worded documents, translated for those who require this service, we have been able to help hundreds of people escape very difficult situations. If you are able to, it is advantageous to find someone to help you meticulously present your claim, ensuring every detail is correct, every question answered, every aspect of protocol covered, every step of the way!
Our team is based in North Vancouver, Canada, home to many Iranian nationals, who have left Iran, for one reason or another, to form a thriving community of productive citizens, supporting each other and receiving help getting started, from such organizations as S.U.C.C.E.S.S., which help new immigrants assimilate on many levels.
Every time we think we have heard it all, we hear about another story of oppression and abuse, coming from women seeking to escape Iran. If you are such a woman, claiming legitimate refugee status, usually as a ‘membership of a particular social group’, in, or outside Canada, our team works as hard as we can, to ensure you have every opportunity to be successful, and build a new life in a safe country, enjoying the freedom you deserve. We are champions at proving human rights violations!
We also keep busy helping both men and women who are persecuted for the religious beliefs, or their ethnic background. Human Right’s Activists are a particular target as well, and we are only too happy to help them make a home in Canada, where they can express themselves freely if they are living at risk.
So if you believe that you meet the definition of a Convention Refugee, as defined by The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, then speak to a member of the 123Visa team for your free consultation, and see where you stand as far as making a successful claim for protection, from within Canada or abroad.
If you need compassion from a caring country, Canada is the place to be!