IRCC resumed the renewal of expired refugee protection claimant documents
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has resumed the renewal of expired refugee protection claimant documents (RPCDs). Moreover, it will start with those with documents that expired on or after January 1, 2020.
Who is a refugee claimant?
Our CEO and RCIC, Al Parsai, explain in one of his articles that a refugee claimant is someone who receives a referral to RPD. Another sign of being a refugee claimant is that you are in the possession of a Refugee Protection Claimant Document (RPCD). Moreover, you have access to the Interim Federal Health Program. To explore when an asylum seeker becomes a refugee claimant in Canada, visit the following article:
What is a Refugee Protection Claimant Document (RPCD)?
The RPCD is a secure document issued to refugee claimants. It serves as an identification document that claimants use to access several services in Canada. According to IRCC, the Refugee Protection Claimant Document (RPCD) confirms:
- an applicant made a refugee claim (either eligible or not)
- if the applicant is eligible for health coverage under the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)
In addition, IRCC gives applicants an RPCD after they refer the refugee claim to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). In some cases, IRCC also gives the applicant an RPCD if they’re not eligible to make a refugee claim but they’re eligible to apply for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA).
How can asylum claimants renew their document?
Impacted asylum claimants can now mail their completed RPCD request form and photos to the IRCC office in Winnipeg.
RPCD / DDA
269 Main Street, Suite 400
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1B2
Once a request is processed, clients will receive their renewed document by mail or be asked to pick it up at a local office. For more information on this process, please visit the following section of IRCC’s website:
Please be aware that expired before January 2020 will be renewed at a later date. In the meantime, all expired RPCDs remain valid until further notice.
We could help!
If you wish to become a refugee claimant in Canada, apply for a PRRA or have an inadmissibility issue, fill out our contact form. However, keep in mind that we do not deal with refugee resettlement. Meanwhile, you may book an appointment with Al Parsai. For other immigration options, please visit our assessment page or contact us via the following generic form.
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