Program delivery update: Exemption for nationals of Iran 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 21, 2022

Nationals of Iran are exempt from the 12-month bar if their Immigration and Refugee Board decision or previous pre-removal risk assessment decision was made between December 20, 2021, and December 19, 2022, inclusively. Nationals of Iran with a decision made after December 19, 2022, are subject to the 12-month bar.

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