Refugee Claims - Counsel

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All claims for protection made within Canada are referred for a hearing by the Refugee Protection Division.

Obligations of legal representatives before the Board

Counsel representing claimants before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) must meet certain requirements.

Forms and documents

Other important forms that support a claim

Practice Notice

Act, Regulations and Rules

For additional information, refer to the Act, Rules and Regulations section of our website.

Policy Instruments

For additional information, refer to the Policy section of our website.

Legal References

For additional information, refer to the Legal References section of our website.

Procedures

For additional information, refer to the Procedures section of our website.

National Documentation Packages (NDP)

Other

Job Opportunities
IRB Glossary

News

IRB launches pilot survey in TorontoIRB encouraging counsel to complete a post-hearing survey in support of the Board’s commitment to the fairness and efficiency of its proceedings
Release of Three Jurisprudential GuidesPlease be advised that on July 18, 2017, the Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada identified three decisions of the Refugee Appeal Division as Jurisprudential Guides.
Electronic Submission of Documents to the Refugee Protection DivisionThe Refugee Protection Division (RPD) has issued a practice notice to allow the submission of documents electronically using Canada Post’s epost Connect service.
Expedited Policy – Designation of New CountryThe Refugee Protection Division has designated refugee claims from Afghanistan, Burundi, Egypt, and Yemen as eligible for expedited processing.