The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law. The IRB decides, among other responsibilities, who needs refugee protection among the thousands of claimants who come to Canada annually.
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Claims, appeals, admissibility hearings, detention reviews
This involves making a claim; submitting the necessary documentation; attending a hearing; and finally, awaiting a decision
Information concerning the procedures for Admissibility Hearings and Detention Reviews, as well as legal decisions and guidelines
Learn about filing a Notice of Appeal and completing your Appellant's Record
Information on filing a Notice of Appeal and preparing for your appeal hearing
Information on making a complaint about the conduct of a member, an unauthorized paid representative or an interpreter
Get ready for your virtual hearing with helpful tips and instructions on how to set up and use Microsoft Teams. Request to use IRB premises and equipment to attend your virtual hearing. Request an in-person hearing. Observe a virtual hearing.