The Immigration Division (ID) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has introduced a new Application to Vary Conditions of Release Form. This form simplifies and clarifies the process for making requests to change or cancel the terms and conditions of release for a person previously detained under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
While not mandatory, the Application to Vary Conditions of Release Form will facilitate requests from the person subject to terms and conditions of release, their counsel, the bondsperson, or the Minister’s Counsel, who represents the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The form is concise and includes straightforward instructions on how to complete and submit it. It explains that the existing conditions of release remain in place until a decision is made by the ID on the application and the applicant receives written confirmation that the application is granted.
Developed in consultation with stakeholders and the CBSA, this form represents the Board’s ongoing commitment to improving its processes and accessibility, and supports efficient and effective decision- making.