Program delivery update: Exemption for nationals of Venezuela to the bar on applying for a pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA)

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

August 22, 2019

A footnote regarding Venezuela has been added to the “Exemptions to the 12-month bar” section of the pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA) instructions. The footnote reads as follows:

Effective August 19, 2019, nationals of Venezuela are exempt from the 12-month bar if their Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) or previous PRRA decision was made between August 20, 2018, and August 19, 2019, inclusive. Nationals of Venezuela with a decision made after August 19, 2019, are subject to the 12-month bar.

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