Program delivery update: Exemption for nationals of Hong Kong to the bar on applying for a pre-removal risk assessment

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

November 17, 2020

Nationals of Hong Kong are exempt from the 12-month bar if their Immigration and Refugee Board or previous pre-removal risk assessment decision was made between November 13, 2019 and November 12, 2020, inclusive. Nationals of Hong Kong with a decision made after November 12, 2020, are subject to the 12-month bar.

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