Claiming refugee protection in Canada
The Refugee Claim Process
Making a claim for refugee protection in Canada
How does someone arriving in Canada make a claim?
Making a claim at a Canadian port of entry
What happens at the interview with Canada Border Services Agency?
What questions are asked in the interview?
What happens after the forms have been completed?
What happens if the Basis of Claim Form is not completed on time?
Making a claim when arriving at the Canada-US border
What is the 'safe third country' rule?
Are there exceptions to the rule?
What happens when someone makes a claim at a Canada‑US border crossing?
Where can claimants get help if they are thinking of coming to Canada from the US?
Making a refugee claim from inside Canada
Eligibility for a hearing
Designated foreign nationals
What is an irregular arrival?
Being detained as a designated foreign national
No appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division
Longer wait to apply for resident status
No right to a travel document
Requirement to report