Seeking asylum

Good morning\evening I'm 22 year old girl from Saudi Arabia .I'm planning in applying for asylum in Canada and I was wondering if there's any chance to accept me and what are the procedures to guarantee the acceptance? If I say that I my country laws practice oppression and discrimination against me as a woman . would that be enough? Thank you in advance!

Asked almost 6 years ago in British Columbia
Categories: Immigration  Human Rights

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Tim Bailey

Answer by Tim Bailey

VerifiedBritish Columbia lawyer

No-one can advise you on submitting a refugee claim in a forum such as this.  What I would recommend is that you contact a refugee lawyer *before* you file any claim with the Canadian government, to maximize your chances of receiving a fair hearing.  If you cannot afford a lawyer, you can contact the Legal Services Society and they may be able to provide you with a referral to a refugee lawyer.  If you can't receive LSS coverage, there may be local organizations that can assist you with the claim (such as legal advice programs or your local law school student advocacy organization).  Even if you believe your case is very strong, you must remember that refugee decisions are highly technical, and even obvious claims can fail on a technicality.

Posted almost 6 years ago

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