Find out what to do after you apply – Refugee status from inside Canada

Note: You will be able to have your sex marked as X (unspecified) on your documents. Until then, once you are in Canada, you can apply for a supporting document that says your sex should be X. Find out more.

After your Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) Hearing:

If the IRB accepts your claim, you will get “protected person” status. This means you can stay in Canada and you can apply to become a permanent resident of Canada.

If the IRB rejects your claim, you have to leave Canada. If the law allows, you may ask for the decision to be reviewed.

You may also have other options.

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