Refugee Protection Division (RPD)
If a claimant made a claim for refugee protection at a port of entry and their claim was referred to the RPD on or after August 29, 2020, the RPD temporarily extends the time limit for the claimant to provide their Basis of Claim (BOC) form by 30 days from the date on which the BOC form would normally be due. Accordingly, the claimant's BOC form will be due 45 days after the day on which their claim was referred to the RPD.
Inland claims are now made using an online portal called the IRCC Portal (The Portal). It replaces the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal (CRPP). You use The Portal to input information and upload documents such as the Basis of Claim form (see “I am inside Canada and I want to claim refugee protection. How do I make my claim? [July 8]” below).
Fax the RPD at 604-666-3043.
Email the RPD at RPDWestern-SPRouest@irb-cisr.gc.ca.
For more information about making refugee claims, please visit the RPD website.
Refugee Appeal Division
Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) notices of appeal are now due 15 days after receiving written reasons from the RPD. Appeals must be perfected within 45 days from receiving the written reasons from the RPD.
Fax the RAD at 604-666-9870.
Email the RAD at IRB.RAD-W-O-SAR.CISR@irb-cisr.gc.ca.
For more information about how to appeal a negative RPD decision, please see the RPD website.
Immigration Appeal Division
All Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) deadlines have now returned to normal. By default, the IAD is currently scheduling all hearings as virtual hearings. Effective October 18, 2022, participants can apply to have their hearing in person or as a hybrid hearing. See the IRB website for details.
Fax the IAD at 604-666-3043.
Email the IAD at: IRB.IAD-WO-SAI.CISR@irb-cisr.gc.ca.
For the Immigration Division (ID), detention reviews are being conducted by telephone or video. For non-detained cases, the ID will contact you or your lawyer to schedule a hearing. By default, the ID is currently scheduling hearings a virtual hearings. Effective October 18, 2022, participants can apply to have their hearing in person or as a hybrid hearing. See the IRB website for details.