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New Medical Certificate Form for Refugee Claimants before the Refugee Protection Division (RPD)The Medical Certificate form is available for use by claimants before the RPD who were unable or will be unable, for medical reasons, to attend a hearing or submit a BOC form on time.
Notice on RPD Scheduling and Short Hearing ProcessAs a result of rapidly increasing refugee claims, global instability and a backlog of new refugee claims, the IRB will be changing its approach for scheduling RPD hearings beginning at the end of March 2017.
IAD Pilot Project: Remote Testimony by VideoconferenceIn March 2017, the IAD will be launching a six-month Remote Testimony by Videoconference Pilot Project in its Central (Toronto) regional office.
Interim prohibition order regarding Artem Djukic cancelledThe IRB has issued an order cancelling the interim order that prohibited Artem Djukic from representing or advising any person in connection with any proceeding before the IRB.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - 28 February 201728 February 2017 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Benin, Ecuador, Iraq, Jamaica, Malaysia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam and Zambia
National Documentation Package Update - 31 January 201731 January 2017 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Argentina, Armenia, Barbados, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Germany, Iran, Kenya, Pakistan, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone …
National Documentation Package Update - 22 December 201622 December 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Angola, Bermuda, Côte d'Ivoire, Libya, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay and Yemen.

Highlights

Refugee Claimant's Kit
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit
2017–18 Departmental Plan

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