Program delivery update: Exemption for nationals of Ethiopia 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.

December 16, 2021

Nationals of Ethiopia are exempt from the 12-month bar if their Immigration and Refugee Board or previous pre-removal risk assessment decision was made between December 17th, 2020 and December 16th, 2021, inclusive. Nationals of Ethiopia with a decision made after December 16th, 2021, are subject to the 12-month bar.

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