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Time limit

In principle, an appeal must be made within thirty days of the date the original decision issues. It is very important to note though, that if the applicant asks for a review and submits further information, the clock for a review stops and is reset back to one month, from the date the outcome of the review issues.

It is important to note that the appeal committee cannot consider an appeal where it is lodged subsequent to the relevant one month period.

Neither the Act nor the Regulations make any provision for reducing the time periods for the processing of applications.  Special circumstances may arise where this is necessary in particular cases. We will adhere to the principles of fair procedures if time constraints arise.