Pre-removal risk assessment: After you apply

What happens after you apply

After we get your application, we review it and decide what to do next. Sometimes we schedule a hearing if

You have the right to counsel during your hearing. Your counsel can be anyone you want to help you during the process, including

If your counsel is charging you for their help, they must be

In Quebec, a notary in good standing with their professional association can also represent you.

If we accept your application

In most cases, you become a protected person after we accept your PRRA application. After that, you can apply for permanent residence.

In some cases, we accept your PRRA application, but you won’t be eligible to become a protected person.

For example, you won’t be eligible to become a protected person if you’re both

In these situations, we let you stay in Canada until things change or it’s safe to send you to your home country.

If we reject your application

If we reject your PRRA application, you must leave Canada.

If you disagree with our decision, you can also apply to the Federal Court of Canada for a review. You still have to leave Canada unless you ask the Court for a temporary stay of removal.

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