Claimant's Kit


The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) continues to ensure certain important health and safety measures related to COVID-19 are maintained to protect hearing room participants, employees, and visitors.

Refugee Protection Division, Notice to Appear, Annex A
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Claimant's Guide

The Claimant's Guide is for people who are claiming refugee protection under Canada's new refugee determination system, which came into effect on December 15, 2012. It provides basic information about:

  • How decisions are made about refugee protection in Canada;
  • What the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) does; and
  • What you need to do.

Important Instructions


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