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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
UPDATE - Extension of Temporary Procedures Regarding the Submission of the Basis of Claim Form in QuebecPlease 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.
Pilot Project Regarding the Presence of Children in Refugee Protection Division HearingsEffective September 1, 2017, the Refugee Protection Division will be launching a 6-month pilot project, whereby young children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult making a refugee claim will not be required to appear before the RPD.
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada to carry out audit of long-term detention reviewsIn line with its commitment to excellence in the delivery of administrative justice, the IRB will carry out an independent audit of detention reviews by the Immigration Division.

Notices

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.
National Documentation Packages Update - 20 October 201720 October 2017 - The National Documentation Package for the following country has been updated: Haiti.
National Documentation Packages Update - 29 September 2017National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Albania, Chad, El Salvador, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Netherlands, Niger, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Syria, Tanzania and Trinidad and Tobago.
Practice Notice: Revised Temporary Procedures for providing the Basis of Claim Form in QuebecThese revised procedures begin immediately, and apply to all refugee claims referred to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) in Quebec from September 8th to October 31st, 2017 inclusive.

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