Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law. The IRB decides, among other responsibilities, who needs refugee protection among the thousands of claimants who come to Canada annually.
Services and information
Make a claim for refugee protection
This involves making a claim; submitting the necessary documentation; attending a hearing; and finally, awaiting a decision.
Filing a refugee appeal or responding to a Minister's appeal
Learn about filing a Notice of Appeal and completing your Appellant's Record.
Filing an immigration appeal
Information on filing a Notice of Appeal and preparing for your appeal hearing.
Detention reviews and admissibility hearings
Information concerning the procedures for Admissibility Hearings and Detention Reviews, as well as legal decisions and guidelines.
Making a complaint to the IRB
Information on making a complaint about the conduct of a member, an unauthorized paid representative or an interpreter.
Member conduct issues
Information on summaries of decisions, archived reports, including the Second Annual Report on Complaints.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Refugee Protection Claims
- Refugee Appeals
- Admissibility Hearings
- Detention Reviews
- Immigration Appeals
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