Program delivery update: Exemption for nationals of Belarus 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.
February 19, 2021
The intake page for the pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA) instructions has been updated to include information on the new PRRA bar exemption for Belarus.
- Nationals of Belarus are exempt from the 12-month bar if their Immigration and Refugee Board or previous PRRA decision was made between February 20, 2020, and February 19, 2021, inclusive.
- Nationals of Belarus with a decision made after February 19, 2021, are subject to the 12-month bar.
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