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Foreign nationals who left their country due to persecution based on race, colour, religion, or other factors including, loss of life or cruel punishment, often seek refugee in Canada. The Canadian refugee program allows refugees to stay and even apply for Canada permanent resident card status. The Refugee Protection Division is the tribunal branch of the IRB (Immigration and Refugee Board) that decides whether the applicant will grant refugee status or not.

Canada Refugee Application Process

There are various steps for the Canadian refugee application process. Find the detail below:

Eligibility

Not everyone is eligible to apply for a refugee visa application form in Canada. You are likely to face rejection if you:

  • Made a refugee claim ever before in Canada
  • Are identified as a refugee in another foreign country and can be returned to that country;
  • Entered Canada via a designated “safe third country”;
  • Are involved in serious criminal activity, organized crime, or violating human or international rights
  • Are deemed inadmissible due to security concerns or threats.

Note: Canada has approved an agreement with the United States naming the U.S. as a “safe third country.” A person coming from or even just crossing through the U.S. is not eligible to apply for refugee status at a Canadian border crossing by land. They will return to the U.S.

Referral to the Canada Refugee and Immigration Board

If an immigration officer believes that the claimant is eligible for refugee status, the file is transferred to the IRB. The IRB decides whether you are a genuine and deserving refugee in Canada. Once determined, you are required to initially complete a Personal Information Form (PIF) and submit it to the IRB.

Refugee Status Decision

If the IRB recognizes that you are a genuine refugee, it will grant you refugee-protected status, which is easy to apply for Canadian permanent residence inside Canada. On the contrary, if the IRB recognizes that you are not a genuine refugee, it will reject your application. Before a decision, an application is also requested for judicial review from the Federal Court of Canada. If you are dismissed in Federal Court as well, your removal from Canada becomes possible. Before the order of removal, the claimant can request a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA). The same rules follow for PRRA as in a refugee claim, but in this case, the decision taken by Canadian immigration officials, not IRB. If you are not eligible to make a refugee claim, you are qualified for a Canada Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA). Individuals whose refugee claim has been rejected, withdrawn or abandoned may apply for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA). This PRRA is an opportunity for individuals to seek protection by describing the risks they may face if they deport Canada in written documents.

How Move Immigration Service May Help You

If you want to apply for refugee status, but have faced multiple rejections so far, don’t worry! Move Immigration Services has professional and experienced consultants to help you with your Canada immigration refugee application. We thoroughly review your case and submit your refugee application following all the guidelines and procedures mentioned by IRB.
Call us today at +1 (416) 996-0786 or email us at info@moveimmigration.com.

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