Program delivery update: Advance Booking Notifications

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

September 4, 2018

As of September 4, 2018, Advance Booking Notifications (ABNs), as produced by the International Organization for Migration, must be transmitted to the Resettlement Operations Centre in Ottawa (ROC‑O). The ROC‑O is now responsible for the direct processing of Notification of Arrival Transmissions through the global ABN process. This new process applies to the Privately Sponsored Refugee, Blended Visa Office‑Referred Refugee, Joint Assisted Sponsorship and Government‑Assisted Refugee Programs.

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