Resuming Refugee Hearings despite Coronavirus Pandemic
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is gradually re-opening its doors to the public. However, when and where depends on your case.
The following offices currently accept mail packages and have resumed registry functions:
- Vancouver – 300 West Georgia Street, Suite 1600
- Toronto – 74 Victoria Street, Suite 400
- Montreal – Guy-Favreau Complex (200 René-Lévesque Blvd. W)
Refugee Protection Division: Resumption of in-person hearings
RPD will resume in-person hearings soon.
- Vancouver – week of July 20, 2020
- Other locations – week of August 3, 2020
Exchange of documents through Canada Post epost Connect™
RPD now accepts documents via Canada Post epost Connect™. However, you need to register first. You may submit the following documents via this online service:
- RPD forms
- Disclosure of documents
- Written submissions
Do not use this service for general inquiries or other divisions of IRB. Of course, other divisions may also use this service in the future, but this is not an option at the moment.
Immigration Appeal Division
We have no specific date for resuming the in-person hearings for IAD. However, starting from August 5, 2020, the timelines for submitting documents will go back to normal. It is safe to say; this is a good sign of gradual resumption of the hearings.
Make sure to check out the IRB website as well for the latest official announcements.
Canada Immigration News: Further Resources
Consider visiting the following links for more information:
- How COVID-19 is affecting Canadian immigration
- Refugee Claims inside Canada? We could help!
- Canadian Immigration Courts and Administrative Tribunals
- CANADA IMMIGRATION 2020
- Purchase “88 Tips on Immigration to Canada”
- Book an appointment with Al Parsai
- Parsai Immigration Services contact information
- Subscribe to our YouTube channel!
- Free Immigration and Visa Assessment Form
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Published: July 6, 2020