Program delivery update: Exemption for nationals of Afghanistan 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.

October 18, 2021

Nationals of Afghanistan are exempt from the 12-month bar if their Immigration and Refugee Board or previous pre-removal risk assessment decision was made between October 19th, 2020 and October 18th, 2021, inclusive. Nationals of Afghanistan with a decision made after October 18th, 2021, are subject to the 12-month bar.

Updated instructions

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: