You must give the RPD documents that support your claim. Therefore, you should begin gathering evidence to support your claim as soon as possible.
You must show the RPD evidence of who you are by giving the RPD official documents with your name and date of birth on them ("identity documents"). For example, you can give a passport, national identity card, birth certificate, school certificate, driver's license, military document, and professional or religious membership card.
Along with identity documents, you can submit other documents that you feel are relevant to your claim, including proof of membership in political organizations, medical or psychological reports, police reports, business records, news clippings, visas, and travel documents (airplane, train or bus tickets).
The decision maker will also rely on information found in the National Documentation Package (NDP) which contains a selection of documents on human rights, security conditions and other issues that are relevant to the determination of refugee protection claims from your country. Each NDP provides full citations to help you locate the documents that are not available on the IRB website. In addition, where possible, links are provided to the documents available on the website of the organization that published the document.
It is your responsibility to go to the IRB website to review the documents in the NDP for your home country as the RPD may consider them when deciding your claim. Alternatively, a paper copy of the NDP may be viewed at any IRB regional office.
It is also your responsibility to check the IRB website for the newest version of the NDP for your home country prior to your hearing.
The RPD may decide to use other documents as well, for example, reports produced by the IRB Research Directorate, media articles or reports from human rights organizations. Copies of any additional documents which the RPD finds useful will be sent to you before your hearing.