Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law. The IRB decides, among other responsibilities, who needs refugee protection among the thousands of claimants who come to Canada annually.

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Provides information about admissibility hearings for certain categories of people believed to be inadmissible to, or removable from, Canada. It includes publications, forms, and answers to frequently asked questions.
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Provides information about appeals on immigration-related matters, including sponsorships, removal orders, and residency obligations. It includes publications, forms, and answers to frequently asked questions.
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Provides information about how to make a refugee claim for refugee protection in Canada. It includes publications, forms, and frequently asked questions.
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Provides information about how to prepare for your appeal hearing. This general information applies to all appeals to the Immigration Appeal Division.
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