Your responsibilities as an appellant

To make sure the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) will review the substance of your appeal, you must:

  • provide three copies of the notice of appeal to the RAD no later than 15 days after the day on which you received the written reasons for the RPD decision;
  • provide two copies of the appellant's record to the RAD no later than 30 days after the day on which you received the written reasons for the RPD decision;
  • make sure that all of the documents you provide are in the right format;
  • clearly explain the reasons why you are appealing; and
  • provide your documents on time.

If you do not do all of these things, the RAD may dismiss your appeal without examining it.