The Refugee Hearing Preparation Guide is for refugee claimants and their service providers. It educates, guides, and supports refugee claimants who are preparing for their refugee hearings. It informs and empowers service providers in their understanding of the refugee hearing preparation process. And, refugee claimants and service providers learn about essential legal issues pertaining to refugee protection.
Important! The Preparation Guide does not replace good legal advice. Contact a lawyer to help you with your refugee claim.
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada – Refugee Protection Division (IRB-RPD) holds refugee hearings in six locations across Canada. The Preparation Guide is uniquely adapted to each location, and available in the following languages:
“This Guide not only helps refugee claimants prepare for their hearings, it reassures them of their rights.”
“The Guide is clear and straight-forward for refugee claimants and support workers. It will also assist refugee lawyers to explain the inexplicable to their clients.”
“I went through the Guide again and again before my refugee hearing. The step-by-step instructions, timeline, and recommendations were so useful for me. It’s friendly and relieved my stress.”
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