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There have been recent reports of a scam involving the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The IRB will never ask its clients for money and will always verify an individual’s identity by asking specific questions pertaining to their file. Read more.

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Expedited Policy – Designation of New CountryThe Refugee Protection Division has designated refugee claims from Turkey as eligible for expedited processing.
Immigration Appeal Division: New scheduling practices in all regionsBeginning in January 2018, the IAD will modify its scheduling practices. Instead of calling or faxing counsel directly, the IAD will email counsel with a date for a hearing or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) conference.
UPDATE - Temporary Procedures regarding the Submission of the Basis of Claim Form in Quebec Extended to January 31, 2018Please note that the procedures for providing the Basis of Claim form in Quebec have temporarily changed in light of the recent surge in claims in that province.
New Way to Submit Documents in the Eastern RegionEffective October 19, 2017, the Immigration and Refugee Board’s (IRB) Eastern Regional Office will offer a locked document deposit box as a new secure and convenient way for clients and counsel to submit documents to the IRB.
IRB launches pilot survey in TorontoIRB encouraging counsel to complete a post-hearing survey in support of the Board’s commitment to the fairness and efficiency of its proceedings

Notices

National Documentation Packages Update - 21 December 2017The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Libya, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey and Uruguay.
New Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) Scheduling Practices for counselIn January 2018, the IAD will modify its scheduling practices. Instead of calling or faxing counsel directly, the IAD will email counsel with a date for a hearing or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) conference.
National Documentation Packages Update - 30 November 201730 November 2017 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bulgaria, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and United Kingdom.
National Documentation Packages Update - 31 October 2017The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bangladesh, Cape Verde, China, France, Guinea, Kuwait, Lithuania, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Poland, Romania, Togo and Yemen.

Highlights

Waiting for a refugee protection hearing? Here’s what you should know
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Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit

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