Headlines

Ottawa Hearings Office Closure
As of April 1, 2014, the IRB is no longer operating hearing rooms in Ottawa. All hearings of Ottawa-based claims have been transferred to Montreal.

News for Counsel

Ottawa Hearings Office ClosureAs of April 1, 2014, the IRB is no longer operating hearing rooms in Ottawa.
Policy on Court-Ordered RedeterminationsThe Policy on Court-Ordered Redeterminations is re-issued with consequential amendments to bring it in line with the new terminology of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and Board Rules.
The Refugee Appeal Division Releases its first Practice Notice The Refugee Appeal Division's first practice notice is now available online. The notice provides guidance to appellants on how to identify the errors that are the grounds of their appeal.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - June 27, 201427 June 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Malawi, Mongolia, Spain, Turkey, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
National Documentation Package Update - May 30, 201430 May 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Finland, Guatemala, India, Italy, Montenegro, Morocco, Republic of Congo, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic...
National Documentation Package Update - May 26, 201426 May 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Albania.

Highlights 

Refugee Claimant's Kit
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit

Priorities 

World Wars Commemorations #ShowYouRemember - August 4, 2014
Mosaika, a journey of sound and light
Soccer stadium with the acronym FIFA written across