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Tips -- YOUR FAMILY section

The claimant must list all of the relatives described on the form. Claimants should include relatives even if they have died or if the claimant has not seen them for many years or does not know where they are. Leaving out a relative or giving incorrect information about them can cause serious problems for a claimant. For instance, if a claimant says that a certain relative was harmed or threatened by the police, but they have not included that relative here, the Board member may not believe the claimant. A claimant who fails to list a spouse or children may not have the right to sponsor them to come to Canada if the claim is successful.

If the claimant does not know a relative’s date of birth, they can:

  • fill in their approximate age, and note that it is approximate, or
  • write 'do not know'.
  • They should give the name of the city or town as well as the country where each relative lives. For a relative who is dead, the claimant should provide the date of death if they know it or note that the date is approximate.

There is space for eleven family members on the Basis of Claim Form. Claimants should attach another page if they need to.



Last updated: Mar 5, 2013

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