How to Make Claim for Refugee Protection in Canada

To be able to claim refugee protection, you firstly need to notify a border services or immigration officer.

  • You will be required to fill out several IRCC forms.
  • You will be required to fill out a Basis of Claim Form (BOC).
  • You should review the information found in the National Documentation Package which pertains to your claim.
  • If your claim is referred to the RPD, you will be required to attend a hearing to explain your circumstances and tell your story.
  • You must always inform yourself of and respect your obligations in relation to the IRB.
  • The RPD member will decide whether you should be granted protected person status in Canada.
  • You have a right to be represented by counsel in your proceeding before the RPD at your own expense