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.
Notice: COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) wants to reassure its staff and all those who appear before it that the IRB is taking measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, such as regular sanitization of our hearing rooms and reception areas.
If you have travelled to Hubei province, China, recently or believe you may have come in contact with COVID-19 and have symptoms of a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider. Further, if you have proceedings scheduled before the IRB, please contact the appropriate registry and
region who will inform you of next steps.
For the most up-to-date information, visit
Canada.ca/coronavirus and follow Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, on
Twitter. You can also contact the new coronavirus information line at 1-833-784-4397.
This involves making a claim; submitting the necessary documentation; attending a hearing; and finally, awaiting a decision.
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 concerning the procedures for Admissibility Hearings and Detention Reviews, as well as legal decisions and guidelines.
Information on making a complaint about the conduct of a member, an unauthorized paid representative or an interpreter.