Notice - Immigration and Refugee Board's Response to Situation in Nepal - Affected Cases at the Immigration Appeal Division

In response to the situation arising from the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) Immigration Appeal Division will consider prioritizing the processing of certain appeals upon notification from those significantly and personally affected.

Where an appeal has been filed at the IRB's Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) involving a foreign national from Nepal or permanent resident of Canada who is from the affected region, the IAD will consider whether priority processing of the IAD appeal is appropriate. In order to be considered for priority processing, it is necessary that the appellant write to the regional office of the IAD in which their appeal was filed, with a copy to the regional office of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and include the following information:

  • CIC and IAD file numbers;
  • names of person(s) affected including the appellant;
  • specific geographical location of the person(s) affected; and
  • brief explanation as to how the individual(s) is/are significantly and personally affected by the earthquake.

The IAD will consider the request and determine the appropriate case management strategy including priority processing of the appeal, based on the information received.

See Immigration measures in support of the Government's response to the earthquake on CIC’s website.