Detention reviews and admissibility hearings

​​​​​​The Immigration Division conducts admissibility hearings for certain categories of people believed to be inadmissible to, or removable from, Canada under the law. It also conducts detention reviews for most persons being detained under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Services and information

Detention review hearings​

About detention reviews. Counsel, evidence and witnesses at detention reviews. Alternatives to detention

Admissibility hearings

About admissibility hearings. Information on counsel, witnesses and evidence. Possible outcomes.


Collection of forms that will allow you to complete your process

Procedures and practice notices

This section outlines the core procedural steps that define the administrative tribunal process at the IRB. It also includes the description of other processes

Policy instruments

Learn about IRB's policy instruments: Chairperson's Guidelines and Instructions; Jurisprudential Guides; and Policies

Act, rules and regulations

Consult the act, rules and regulations which provides the IRB with jurisdiction to hear and decide cases on immigration and refugee matters