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Pre-Removal Risk Assessment

A Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) is an assessment to ensure that foreign nationals who get a notification to remove from Canada do not face the risk of persecution, torture or punishment when they return to the country. If the application of PRRA is accepted, the foreign national will become a protected person and may be eligible to apply for Canada permanent resident card.
Canada Pre-Removal Risk Assessment

Criteria for Applying PRRA

If an individual deports from Canada, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) calls to come into their offices for a pre-removal interview, at which the eligible person is provided with a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment application to complete. The person will have to submit an application within 15 days. After PPRA submission, an individual will have additional 15 days to submit written applications with supporting legal documents to a PRRA officer.
A Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer decides whether an individual is eligible for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment after they begin the removal process from Canada. Also, they review each case and determine if the 12-month waiting period applies to you or not. The 12-month waiting period only applies to those if:
  • You withdraw your refugee claim or reject it by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).
  • You abandon or leave another PRRA application.
  • The Federal Court does not accept your request to review your refugee claim or PRRA decision.
If the 12-month waiting period applies to you, during this time, you would not be able to submit a PRRA application until the waiting period completes.
As your immigration consultant, Move Immigration Services will set up your Pre-Removal Risk Assessment from start to finish to assure that it is fully prepared and supported with plenty of documents proof setting up that you need Canada’s security. We will guarantee that your application has the best possibility of being accepted. When you submit an application to the PRRA official, all correspondence relevant to your application will be sent to the Move Immigration Services office. Our Canadian immigration and citizenship consultant will keep on being your consultant until the final decision on your PRRA application.
If you face any difficulty regarding Canada Pre-Removal Risk Assessment, Move Immigration Services is always here for you. Call us at +1 (416) 996-0786 or Email us at
The person may not apply for a PRRA if:
  • Made a refugee claim found to be ineligible for referral to the IRB because you visited Canada from a safe third country;
  • Were discovered to be a Convention refugee in another country, to which you may return;
  • Are you a protected individual; or
  • Are subject to the expatriation