Blended Visa Office-Referred Program: How to apply

Identifying a refugee to sponsor

  1. IRCC officers do an initial review of the refugee files provided by the United Nations Refugee Agency. This review identifies potential cases for sponsorship under the BVOR program.
  2. Case information is provided to the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) in Canada to be shared with potential sponsors.

    To get refugee profiles, you can contact the RSTP.

  3. The RSTP will give you information about the refugee and his/her family. This will help you decide whether to proceed with a sponsorship. If no sponsor shows interest in considering a case within 14 calendar days, the case will be processed under the Government-Assisted Refugees Program.
  4. If you are interested in a refugee case, tell the RSTP. They will reserve the case for you within the 14 calendar days.
  5. You have 30 calendar days to submit a sponsorship application to the Resettlement Operations Centre in Ottawa (ROC-O).
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