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Adoption of Electronic Signatures by the IADThe Immigration Appeal Division is changing the way its members sign their reasons for decision.
Expedited Policy – Designation of New CountryThe Refugee Protection Division has designated refugee claims from Afghanistan, Burundi, Egypt, and Yemen as eligible for expedited processing.
RAD Form ProjectThe Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the IRB has begun using outgoing correspondence templates (forms) with a new look and feel for all RAD correspondence.
The IRB Moves Forward on Case-Related Information Management and TrackingThe IRB is in the process of implementing a vision and strategy called the NOVA Continuous Improvement Program (NCIP) to ensure a secure, reliable, and efficient case-management tool for all four tribunals.


Notice – Three-member panel provides RAD members with new guidance on the role of the RADOn June 22, 2016, the Chairperson of the IRB ordered that the appeal in decision No. TB6-03419/20/21/22 be conducted before a panel of three members of the RAD.
National Documentation Packages Update - 31 May 201731 May 2017 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated:Belarus, Cuba, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, India, Italy, Montenegro, Morocco, Republic of the Congo, Serbia, Singapore, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.
Notice – Results of IAD Three-Member Panel (MB5-05031)The Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ordered that Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) file no. MB5-05031 be heard by a three-member panel.


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