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What questions are asked in the interview?

The interview will include questions about the claimant and their family members, even family members who are not with the claimant. Here are some examples:

  • What is the claimant’s date of birth, citizenship, and marital status?
  • What are the dates of birth, citizenship, and marital status of the claimant’s family members?
  • What identity documents do they have or can they get?
  • What route did they take to come to Canada?
  • Did anyone help them get here?
  • What travel documents did they use?
  • If they are 28 or older, where have they lived for the last 10 years?
  • If they are younger than 28, where have they lived since their 18th birthday?
  • Are they associated with or have they belonged to any groups or organizations?
  • Do they have criminal charges or convictions in any country?
  • Have they or any family member made a refugee claim before, here or anywhere else?
  • What is the claimant’s history of education and employment?
  • Has the claimant completed military service?
  • Does the claimant have any history of involvement in war crimes, terrorism, or organized crime?
  • Does the claimant have any history of serious disease or mental or physical disorder?


Last updated: Mar 5, 2013

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